Travels, During the Years 1787, 1788, and 1789: Undertaken More Particularly with a View of Ascertaining the Cultivation, Wealth, Resources, and National Prosperity, of the Kingdom of France
J. Rackham, 1792 - 566 pages
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Arthur Young, III
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Page 65 - ... he takes it with him into a room, and turns a machine enclosed in a cylindrical case, at the top of which is an electrometer, a small fine pith ball; a wire connects with a similar cylinder and electrometer in a distant apartment; and his wife, by remarking the corresponding motions of the ball, writes down the words they indicate; from which it appears that he has formed an alphabet of motions. As the length of the wire makes no difference in the effect, a correspondence might be carried on...
Page 65 - In electricity he has made a remarkable discovery : you write two or three words on a paper ; he takes it with him into a room, and turns a machine inclosed in a cylindrical case, at the top of which is an electrometer, a small fine pith ball; a wire connects with a similar cylinder and electrometer in a distant apartment ; and his wife, by remarking the corresponding motions of the ball, writes down the words they indicate : from which it appears...
Page 401 - Where is the little farmer to be found who will cover his whole farm with marl at the rate of 100...
Page 37 - Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ; give him a nine years lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert.
Page 534 - It is impossible to justify the excesses of the people on their taking up arms ; they were certainly guilty of cruelties ; it is idle to deny the facts, for they have been proved too clearly to admit of a doubt. But is it really the people to •whom we are to impute the whole ? — Or to their oppressors who had kept them so long in a state of bondage ? He who chooses to be served by slaves...
Page 63 - ... consistent with the spirit of the tenth century, but not with that of the eighteenth. What a noble farm would the fourth of this income establish ! what turnips, what cabbages, what potatoes, what clover, what sheep, what wool ! — Are not these things better than a fat ecclesiastic ? If an active English farmer was mounted behind this abbot, I think he would do more good to France with half the income than half the abbots of the kingdom with the whole of theirs.
Page 528 - ... room (a French cabinet is never a large one), he could not help seeing a paper lying on the table, written in a large legible hand, and containing a list of the prisoners in the Bastile, in which the first name was Gordon. When the minister entered, lord Albemarle apologized for his involuntarily remarking the paper ; the other replied, that it was not of the least consequence, for they made no secret of the names.
Page 120 - ... an union between all the other orders of the state, with the parliaments, army, and a great body even of the people, who must disapprove of all extremities ; and when to this is added the possibility of involving the kingdom in a civil war, now so familiarly talked of, that it is upon the lips...
Page 10 - ... are well known to be a capital collection. The whole palace, except the chapel, seems to be open to all the world; we pushed through an amazing crowd of all sorts of people to see the procession, many of them not very well dressed, whence it appears that no questions are asked. But the officers at the door of the apartment in which the king dined made a distinction, and would not permit all to enter promiscuously.