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Presidency Of The University Of Vermont
THE University of Vermont, founded in 1791, though a small college, had an honourable history. Its standard of work compared favourably always with the better New England colleges.
Mission To China
The Secretary soon made it known to me that he desired me to go to China as one of two Commissioners (the other to be a Californian), to secure, if possible, a revision of our treaties with that Empire, especially with the purpose of restraining in some degree the emigration which was threatening to flood the Pacific States.
Canadian Fisheries Commission And The Deep Waterways Commission
IN October, 1887, I was invited by President Cleveland to serve on an International Commission to adjust the difficulties which had arisen between us and Canada in respect to the fisheries in the waters near the eastern coast of Canada.
Summer Trips To Europe
ON two occasions I have spent the summer vacation in Europe, chiefly in England. In 1886, my wife and I went abroad, with the purpose of dividing the summer between London and the cathedral towns.
Mission To The Ottoman Empire
IN the spring of 1897, I was asked by Rev. Dr. Storrs, President of the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions, if I would accept the position of Minister to Japan or Turkey, if desired by the President.
Presidency Of The University Of Michigan
IN 1869, to my surprise I was invited to visit the University of Michigan and decide whether I would accept the presidency of the institution which Dr. Haven had resigned. My wife accompanied me, and we spent two or three days at Ann Arbor.
Early Years Of Alexander Pope
THE father of Alexander Pope was a London merchant, a devout Catholic, and not improbably a convert to Catholicism. His mother was one of seventeen children of William Turner, of York ; one of her sisters was the wife of Cooper, the well-known portrait-painter.
First Period Of Pope's Lieterary Career
Popes rupture with Wycherley took place in the summer of 1710, when Pope, therefore, was just twenty-two. He was at this time only known as the contributor of some small poems to a Miscellany.
Alexander Pope's Homer
POPE's uneasy, relations with the wits at Button's were no obstacle to his success elsewhere. Swift, now at the height of his power, was pleased by his Windsor Forest, recommended it to Stella, and soon made the author's acquaintance.
Alexander Pope At Twickenham
WHEN Pope finished his translation of the Iliad, he was congratulated by his friend Gay in a pleasant copy of verses marked by the usual bonhomie of the fat kindly man.
The War With The Dunces
IN the Dunciad, published soon after the Odyssey, Pope laments ten years spent as a commentator and translator. He was not without compensation.
Alexander Pope - Correspondence
I HAVE now to describe one of the most singular series of transactions to be found in the annals of literature. A complete knowledge of their various details has only been obtained by recent researches.
Alexander Pope - The Essay On Man
IT is a relief to turn from this miserable record of Pope's petty or malicious deceptions to the history of his legitimate career. I go back to the period when he was still in full power.
Alexander Pope - Epistles And Satires
POPE had tried a considerable number of poetical experiments when the Dunciad appeared, but he had not yet discovered in what direction his talents could be most efficiently exerted. Bystanders are sometimes acuter in detecting a man's true forte than the performer himself.
Alexander Pope - The End
THE last satires were published in 1738. Six years of life still remained to Pope ; his intellectual powers were still vigorous, and his pleasure in their exercise had not ceased.
Description Of A Watch Movement
This is a brief description of a simple form of watch movement, and it will easily be believed that a great many different materials are used in its construction and in the processes of repairing it.
Materials Used In Construction And Repair Of Watches
STEEL is used for all the hard-wearing parts of watches, and for parts where strength and rigidity are required—winding squares, barrel arbors, pinions, balance staffs, levers, keyless winding wheels, clicks, and for all screws.
Watch Repair Workshop, Tools, Etc.
The firms who supply watchmakers with their tools issue very full and well-illustrated catalogues describing each appliance minutely.
Watch Repair - The Use Of Tools
Watchmakers' screw plates, that is, sizes up to 1/16 in. diameter, generally have no cutting edges ; they only burr or force a thread upon the screw. Small screws made thus have harder and smoother threads than when cut by a true cutting plate.
Watch Repair - Turning
The work in a watch lathe is held more solidly and rotated at an even speed. This enables a heavier cut to be taken, and on all work, except pivots, the back edges of the graver can be used for cutting in the same way as an engineer uses a hand tool.
Watch Repair - Making Small Tools
A pair of brass tweezers, for handling the polished steel parts of new watches, are very useful, and may be made from two pieces of thin brass sheet thinned by filing and riveted together.
Cleaning Watches
WATCHES require cleaning for two reasons. They may be dirty through dust having entered and settled upon the moving parts, or the oil may have dried up around the pivots and become sticky.
Watch Repair - Barrels, Fusers, Mainsprings, And Chains
Broken Mainsprings. — A mainspring that is broken close to the outer end may be made to do again by punching a fresh hook hole and filing up. First soften the extreme end in the spirit-lamp flame, and hammer it flat.
Watch Repair - Depths, Trains Wheels, Etc.
The power of the mainspring is transmitted to the escapement through a train of wheels and pinions. To transmit the power evenly and with as little friction as possible the teeth are accurately cut to special curves.
Watch Repair - Escapements
This escapement, the most important of all, is now found in nine out of every ten watches made. It may be in various forms, but all are made on one principle. Fig. 120 shows the form used in English watches; it is of the right-angled variety, and has pointed or ratchet teeth.
Watch Repair - Balances And Hairsprings, Adjusting And Timing
Careless handling of the balance or hairspring will destroy all the adjustment the watch ever had. Such watches should therefore always receive the greatest care.
Watch Repair - Motion Work, Hands, And Dials
Up and down mechanism is occasionally seen in going-barrel watches, but involves great complication and multiplication of parts.
Watch Repair - Cases
WATCH cases may be made of gold, silver, German silver, brass, or oxidized steel. Gold keeps the cleanest and, on the whole, wears best.
Watch Repair - Keyless Work
KEYLESS watches, although very old, have only of late years become general. Comparatively few key-wind watches are made to-day, and fewer will be in the future.
Causes Of Stoppage Of Watches
A watch may be cleaned carefully and well repaired, yet may, when put together, have a bad action, or stop in the workman's hands or under his very eyes. Such watches often give more trouble and waste more time than has been previously spent on cleaning and repairing them.
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