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" The trunk of an elephant that can pick up a pin or rend an oak, is as nothing to it. It can engrave a seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal... "
Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions &c - Página 220
1819
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Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Volumen27

1843
...obdurate metal like wax before it, — draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer ; and lilt a ship of war like a bauble in the air. It can embroider muslin and forge anchors, cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves.' Nor, while we admire the...
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Instructive Extracts, Comprising Religious and Moral Instruction, Natural ...

1843
...obdurate metal before it, — draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift up a ship of war, like a bauble, in the air. It can embroider muslin, and forge anchors, — cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. — It would be difficult...
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Discourses on the Objects and Uses of Science and Literature

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1843 - 332 páginas
...out without breaking a thread as fine as a gossamer, and lift a ship of the line like a bawble into the air. It can embroider muslin and forge anchors — cut steel into ribands and impel loaded vessels against the winds and waves." But look around for yourselves — on...
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The Life of Henry Bell: The Practical Introducer of the Steam-boat Into ...

Edward Morris - 1844 - 183 páginas
...masses of obdurate metal like wax before it, — draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as a gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a bauble in...embroider muslin and forge anchors, cut steel into ribands, and impel mighty vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. " It would be difficult...
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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review, Volumen4

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1844
...seal, and crush masses of obdurate metal before it — draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a bauble in the air. It * First published in an Edinburgh newspaper (" The Scotsman"), of the 4th September, 1819. can embroider...
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Boston School Compendium of Natural and Experimental Philosophy

Richard Green Parker - 1844 - 237 páginas
...of obdurate metnl before it; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift op a ship of war like a bauble in the air. It can embruider moslwi, and forge anchors -. cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels ngainst the...
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Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - 1845 - 372 páginas
...obdurate metal before it — draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift up a ship of war like a bauble in the air. It can embroider...loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. Genius not necessarily Unhappy. Men of truly great powers of mind have generally been cheerful, social,...
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The New Statistical Account of Scotland: Renfrew, Argyle

1845
...and crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it — draw out without breaking a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift a ship of war like a bauble...embroider muslin, and forge anchors, cut steel into ribbands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves." In the earlier part of...
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Gwennap, a descriptive poem

William Francis (of Gwennap.) - 1845 - 80 páginas
...crush masses of obdurate metal like wax before it ; draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as a gossamer ; and lift a ship of war like a bauble in...embroider muslin and forge anchors ; cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves. It is our improved steam...
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Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - 1845 - 429 páginas
...obdurate metal before it, — draw out, without breaking, a thread as fine as gossamer, and lift up a ship of war like a bauble in the air. It can embroider muslin and forge anchors, — cut steel into ribands, and impel loaded vessels against the fury of the winds and waves." * Examples. 1. Behold my...
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