Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute, Том 11

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Сторінка 79 - THERE is one mind common to all individual men. Every man is an inlet to the same and to all of the same. He that is once admitted to the right of reason is made a freeman of the whole estate. What Plato has thought, he may think; what a saint has felt, he may feel; what at any time has befallen any man, he can understand. Who hath access to this universal mind is a party to all that is or can be done...
Сторінка 79 - I do not say that the art is greatest which imitates best, because perhaps there is some art whose end is to create, and not to imitate. But I say that the art is greatest, which conveys to the mind of the spectator, by any means whatsoever, the greatest number of the greatest ideas...
Сторінка 16 - The distinction, then, between Capital and Not-capital, does not lie in the kind of commodities, but in the mind of the capitalist — in his will to employ them for one purpose rather than another; and all property, however ill adapted in itself for the use of labourers, is a part of capital, so soon as it, or the value to be received from it, is set apart for productive reinvestment.
Сторінка 20 - ... labour. The demand for commodities determines in what particular branch of production the labour and capital shall be employed: it determines the direction of the labour; but not the more or less of the labour itself, or of the maintenance or payment of the labour. These depend on the amount of the capital, or other funds directly devoted to the sustenance and remuneration of labour.
Сторінка 18 - While, on the one hand, industry is limited by capital, so on the other, every increase of capital gives, or is capable of giving, additional employment to industry ; and this without assignable limit.
Сторінка 58 - ... saltish, attacks the refuse matters, and liberates foul-smelling gases. The objectionable nature of deposits from sewage is evidenced by the observations made by the late Dr. Letheby, on the mud banks that are forming in the river Thames. He describes them as being composed of black and fetid mud, in a state of active putrefactive decomposition, and when examined under the microscope, they were found to consist of broken-up sewage matter...
Сторінка 84 - ... enormous size. He described the latter as being eight feet in length, and as big round as a man's body. He said, they sometimes seize and devour men; that they burrow in the ground; and that they are killed by making fires at the mouths of the holes. We could not be mistaken as to the animal; for with his own hand he drew a very good representation of a lizard on a piece of paper ; as also of a snake, in order to show what he meant.
Сторінка 85 - They believe in a Supreme Being, designated the Atua, or something incomprehensible ; the author of good and evil ; the divinity who protects them in danger, or destroys them by disease. A man who has arrived at a certain stage of an incurable illness, is under the influence of the Atua ; who has taken possession of him, and who, in the shape of a lizard, is devouring his intestines ; after 1823.
Сторінка 40 - Up to about the year 1815, it was penal to discharge sewage or other offensive matters into the sewers ; cesspools were regarded as the proper receptacles for house drainage, and sewers as the legitimate channels for carrying off the surface waters only. Afterwards it became permissive, and in the year 1847 the first act was obtained making it compulsory to drain houses into sewers."* The construction of systems of impervious, self-cleansing sewers is to be dated from this time.
Сторінка 109 - ... point at one end, and having the other end broad, and shaped somewhat like the blade of an oar. They have also another weapon, about a foot shorter than these, pointed at one end, and at the other shaped like an axe. The points of their long lances are barbed, and they handle them with such strength and agility, that we can match them with no weapon but a loaded musquet.

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