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" ... it might not be so proper for us in the usual healthy state of the body : for, as a candle burns out much faster in dephlogisticated than in common air, so we might, as may be said, live out too fast, and the animal powers be too soon exhausted in... "
The Life of Joseph Priestly: LL.D., F.R.S., &c., with Critical Observations ... - Page 61
by John Corry - 1804 - 112 pages
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Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air and Other ..., Volume 2

Joseph Priestley - 1790
...and the animal powers be too foon exhaufted in this pure kind of air. A moralift, at leaft, may fay, that the air which nature has provided for us is as good as we deferve. Whether the air of the atmofphere was, in remote times, or will be in future time, better...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 1

1824
...Hitherto only two mice and myself have had the privilege of breathing it." To this he foolishly adds, that " the air which nature has provided for us is as good as we deserve." We have not yet exhausted Dr Priestley's discoveries, but have seen enough to establish his claims...
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An Elementary System of Physiology, Volume 2

John Bostock - 1826
...burns out hiuch faster in dephlogisticated than in common air, so we might, as it may be said, live too fast, and the animal powers be too soon exhausted in this pure kind of air." On Air, v. ii. p. 168; but this, although a plausible conjecture at the time when it was formed, can...
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Science Lectures for the People, Volumes 5-6

1874
...candle burns out much faster in dephlogisticated than in common air, so we might, as may be said, live out too fast, and the animal powers be too soon exhausted...nature has provided for us is as good as we deserve." Priestley at length got to the conclusion that common air was no longer a "simple elementary substance,...
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Bulletin of the Minnesota Academy of Natural Sciences, Volume 2

Minnesota Academy of Natural Sciences - 1882
...candle burns out much faster in dephlogisticated than in common air, so we might, as maybe said, live out too fast, and the animal powers be too soon exhausted in this pure kind of air. A moralist, at least, might say that the air which nature has provided for us is as good as we deserve." Having these two-...
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Essays in Historical Chemistry

Sir Thomas Edward Thorpe - 1894 - 381 pages
...burns out much faster in dephlogisticated than in common air, so we might, as may be said, live owl too fast, and the animal powers be too soon exhausted...nature has provided for us is as good as we deserve." Priestley at length got to the conclusion that common air was no longer a " simple elementary substance,...
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Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science, Volume 70

1894
...medical uses and sanitary value of his " dephlogisticated air," he makes the very irrelevant remark: "A moralist, at least, may say that the air which...Nature has provided for us is as good as we deserve." In view of Priestley's obstinate adherence to the phlogistian system, the following passage is of interest:...
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Essays in Historical Chemistry

Sir Thomas Edward Thorpe - 1902 - 582 pages
...candle burns out much faster in dephlogisticated than in common air, so we might, as may be said, live out too fast, and the animal powers be too soon exhausted...nature has provided for us is as good as we deserve." Priestley at length got to the conclusion that common air was no longer a " simple elementary substance,...
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Joseph Priestley, Volume 39

Sir Thomas Edward Thorpe - 1906 - 228 pages
...candle burns out much faster in dephlogisticated than in common air, so we might, as may be said, live out too fast, and the animal powers be too soon exhausted...Nature has provided for us is as good as we deserve. . . . Who can tell but that, in time, this pure air may become a fashionable article in luxury. Hitherto...
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The Chemistry of Life: Eight Lectures on the History of Biochemistry

Joseph Needham - 1970 - 213 pages
...from oxide of mercury. He realized that the common air was less pure. Partington (1957) quotes him: 'the air which Nature has provided for us is as good as we deserve'. Later, Priestley showed, by using his 'nitrous air' (nitric oxide), how to determine the amount of...
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