Philadelphia in 1830-1, Or, A Brief Account of the Various Institutions and Public Objects in this Metropolis: Forming a Complete Guide for Strangers, and a Useful Compendium for the Inhabitants

Предна корица
E.L. Carey and A. Hart, 1830 - 288 страници
 

Какво казват хората - Напишете рецензия

Не намерихме рецензии на обичайните места.

Други издания - Преглед на всички

Често срещани думи и фрази

Популярни откъси

Страница ii - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Страница 70 - April, 1775, was the day of founding the Pennsylvania society for promoting the abolition of slavery, the relief of free negroes unlawfully held in bondage, and for improving the condition of the African race.
Страница 25 - ... play Of fancy, or proscribes the sound of mirth : Nor do we madly, like an impious world, Who deem religion frenzy, and the God That made them an intruder on their joys, Start at his awful name, or deem his praise A jarring note. Themes of a graver tone, Exciting oft our gratitude and love, While we retrace with memory's pointing wand, That calls the past to our exact review...
Страница 116 - Institute is the promotion and encouragement of manufactures and the mechanic and useful arts, by the establishment of popular lectures on the sciences connected with them ; by the formation of a cabinet of models and minerals...
Страница 72 - ... such young married artificers under the age of twentyfive years as have served an apprenticeship in the said town, and faithfully fulfilled the duties required in their indentures, so as to obtain a good moral character from at least two respectable citizens, who are willing to become their sureties...
Страница 136 - States,} are enormous solid buttresses, diminishing in offsets, and terminating in pinnacles. A lofty octangular tower, 80 feet high, containing an alarm bell and clock, surmounts this entrance, and forms a picturesque proportional centre. On each side of this main building, (which contains the apartments of the warden, keepers, domestics, &c.) are screen wing walls, which appear to constitute portions of the main edifice ; they are pierced with small blank pointed windows, and are surmounted by...
Страница 116 - The constitution was adopted on the 5th of February, 1824, and the association was incorporated on the 30th of March following. The members of the Institute consist of manufacturers, mechanics, artisans, and persons friendly to the mechanic arts. Quarterly meetings of the members are held on the third Thursday of January, April, July, and October. Each member pays annually three dollars; but the payment of twenty-five dollars constitutes a member for life, with an exemption from all annual payments....
Страница 81 - An Isthmian wreath, carved in one entire block of Pennsylvania white marble, surrounds the clock face, which occupies the space of the first panel over the entablature in the centre, the design of which is copied from the reverse of an antique gem found at Corinth, and described by Stuart in his work on the Antiquities of Athens. The tellers...
Страница 17 - The stranger thus who steals one hour To trace thy walks from bower to bower, Thy noble cliffs, thy wildwood joys, Nature's own work that never cloys, Who, while reflection bids him roam, Exclaims not, " Persfield is my home," Can ne'er, with dull unconscious eye, Leave them behind without a sigh.
Страница 82 - The banking room is amply warmed by two castiron furnaces, lined with fire-brick, being simply erected within an airchamber, through which the external atmosphere passes and becomes heated by the furnace, it then rises through the arch into a circular cast-iron pedestal, perforated on the sides, out of which it is suffered to escape into the room. The whole body of the building is arched in a bombproof manner from the cellar to the roof, which is covered with copper. All the groin arches are girdled...

Библиография