A Rudimentary Treatise on Warming and Ventilation: Being a Concise Exposition of the General Principles of the Art of Warming and Ventilating Domestic and Public Buildings, Mines, Lighthouses, Ships, &C (Classic Reprint)by Charles Tomlinson
An inquiry into the constitution and uses of our atmosphere in the economy of nature and art, is calculated to promote a solemn feeling of
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An inquiry into the constitution and uses of our atmosphere in the economy of nature and art, is calculated to promote a solemn feeling of admiration and gratitude. This wonderful creation encloses within its capacious curves, like a vast dome, the widely extended kingdoms of nature, to which it ministers materials for growth, health, and enjoyment, and by its transparency reveals to intelligent beings a glimpse of other creations beyond its limits. At one time, it stands in simple grandeur as a vault of tender blue, displaying the glorious sun and the landscape smiling beneath; at another time, its surface is chequered with fleecy clouds, - "the beauteous semblance of a flock at rest," - or alpine heights of more than silvery brightness, or huge piled up masses, dark and frowning; all contributing to form wondrous variety and beauty in the aerial scenery, and giving to the landscape below the ever varying charms of light and shade. Again, the blue of this splendid ceiling becomes deeper and deeper, and bright golden points shine out here and there, increasing in number until the whole surface appears as if richly studded with gems.
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