Hand-Book of Natural Philosophy, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

Hand-Book of Natural Philosophy, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)
Hand-Book of Natural Philosophy, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Hand-Book of Natural Philosophy, Vol. 1A similar circumstance occurred with respect to Moore's Almanack, of which the sale was reduced in amount by the omission of the column which assigned the effects produced by the signs of the zodiac on human members.Another of the early almanacks which owed its immense circulation to the same cause, was one published at Liege, under the name of Matthew Laensberg, a canon of that city. "When we speculate on human credulity," observes Arago, speaking of this almanack, "we may be confident of success. It is in yain that, from year to year, the events are in flat contradiction to the predictions. The public does not the less resort to the famous almanack, so true is the saying of La Fontaine: -L'homme est de glace aux verites,Il est de feu pour le mensonge."Arago relates a curious accidental coincidence which gave the Laensberg Almanack prodigiously increased vogue. In the Almanack for 1774, there appeared a prediction that "one of the most favoured ladies would play her last part in the month of April." Now, it so happened, that in the month of April, Louis XV. was attacked at Versailles with the small-pox, and the notorious Madame Dubarry was expelled from the palace.5. The religious anniversaries indicated in the calendar, consisting principally of the days consecrated by the Church to the commemoration of saints and martyrs, necessarily vary in different Christian countries, according to the varying forms of the faith. The personages recognised as saints in the Roman Church are at least six times as numerous as the days of the year; and although the Greek Church does not recognise exactly the same collection, their list is equally abundant. A selection has been made by each branch of the Church, and the name of a saint or martyr is appropriated to each of the three hundred and sixty-five days; and to such an extreme is this carried, that a saint is even given to the intercalary day in bissextile years. Thus, in the Roman Church, the intercalary day is appropriated to St. Damien, and in the Greek branch to St. Cassian.The identification of the days of the year severally with the names of canonised personages, will explain the familiar allusions to the "Saints of the Calendar."In Protestant States, and more especially in England, this long list of saints is greatly curtailed, all those whose canonisation took place subsequently to the imputed corruption of the Church being rejected.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.