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Plato, Republic, Book 6, section 485d (search)
childhood up, be most of all a striver after truth in every form.” “By all means.” “But, again, we surely are aware that when in a man the desires incline strongly to any one thing, they are weakened for other things. It is as if the stream had been diverted into another channel.For this figure Cf. Laws 844 A and 736 B, Eurip.Suppl. 1111PAREKTRE/PONTES O)XETO/N, Empedocles, Diels1 195LO/GOU LO/GON E)COXETEU/WNLucretius ii. 365 “derivare queunt animum”; and for the idea cf. also Laws 643 C-D. “Surely.” “So, when a man's desires have been taught to flow in the channel of learning and all that sort of thing, they will be concerned, I presume, with the pleas
Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK I., CHAPTER II. (search)
as in lib. xvii. This correction is indicated by the following measure given by Herodotus: From the sea to Heliopolis1500 stadia From Heliopolis to Thebes4860 —— 6360 The stadium made use of in Egypt at the time of Herodotus consisted of 1111 1/9 to a degree on the grand circle, as may be seen by comparing the measure of the coasts of the Delta furnished by that historian with our actual information. The length of this stadium may likewise be ascertained by reference to Aristotle. In the time of Eratosthenes and Strabo, the stadium of 700 to a degree was employed in Egypt. Now 6360 stadia of 1111 1/9 to a degree make just 4006 stadia of 700: consequently these two measures are identical, their apparent inconsistency merely resulting from the different scales by which preceding authors had expressed them. This reasoning seems very plausible, but we must remark that Col. Leake, in a valuable paper On the Stade as a Linear Measure, published in vol. ix. of the Journal of
Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK XI., CHAPTER I. (search)
supposed the source of the Don to have been situated in the neighbourhood of the Northern Ocean; (2) he imagined the Caspian Sea to communicate with the same Ocean. Thus all the territory comprehended between the Don and the Caspian formed a sort of peninsula, united to the continent by an isthmus which separated the Euxine from the Caspian and on which was situated Colchis, Iberia, and Albania. The 3000 stadia assigned to the breadth of this isthmus appears to be measured by stadia of 1111 1/2 to a de- gree. Gossellin. Those writers do not deserve attention who contract the isthmus as much as Cleitarchus, according to whom it is subject to inundations of the sea from either side. According to Posidonius the isthmus is 1500 stadia in extent, that is, as large as the isthmus from Pelusium to the Red Sea. And I think, says he, that the isthmus between the Palus Mæotis and the Ocean is not very different from this in extent. I know not how any one can rely upon his authorit
he Azores. It has since shifted. Columbus has not only the incontestable merit of having first discovered a line without magnetic variation, marking a memorable era in nautical astronomy, but also of having, by his considerations on the progressive increase of westerly declination, in receding from that line, given the first impulse to the study of terrestrial magnetism in Europe. We know positively from the Chinese Penthsaayan, which was written under the dynasty of the Song between 1111 and 1117, that the manner of measuring the amount of westerly declination had been then long understood. That which belongs to Columbus is not the first observation of the existence of the variation (which, for example, is noted in the map of Andrea Bianco, in 1436), but the remark which he made on the 13th of September, 1492, that 2 1/2° east of the island of Corvo the magnetic variation changes, passing from N. E. to N. W. — Humboldt. The first variation-compass was constructed befor
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 30: addresses before colleges and lyceums.—active interest in reforms.—friendships.—personal life.—1845-1850. (search)
other newspapers in western Massachusetts, gave sympathetic notices of the address, dwelling upon the matter and style, and the effect on the audience. There is a review of the oration in Whittier's Prose Works, vol. II. p. 85. When preparing or conning the address, he wrote Longfellow as follows— at your home, Sunday, Aug. 8, 1847. Dearly beloved Henry,—I came here yesterday morning, and an monarch of all I survey; my right there is none to dispute. I seize a moment in the 1111 of the grinding labor of committing my address to memory, to send you and Fanny a benediction. I wander through the open rooms of your house, and am touched by and indescribable feeling of tenderness at the sight of those two rooms where we Have mused and mourned so often together. Joy has washed from your mind those memories, but they cling to me still. I looked at the place where stood the extempore cot bedstead. I hope that is preserved; if I ever have a home of my own, I shall claim i