By giving the balloon these cubic dimensions, and filling it with hydrogen gas, instead of common air--the former being fourteen and a half times lighter and weighing therefore only two hundred and seventy-six pounds--a difference of three thousand seven hundred and twenty-four pounds
in equilibrium is produced; and it is this difference between the weight of the gas contained in the balloon and the weight of the surrounding atmosphere that constitutes the ascensional force of the former.
Him fella Sati buy 'm slop chest along plantation two tens pounds
and one fella pound
He had three hundred pounds
to find on the twenty-fourth of the month, and twenty thousand pounds
to find in February eighteen hundred and fifty.
The problem, therefore, is this-- What thickness ought a cast-iron shell to have in order not to weight more than 20,000 pounds
? Our clever secretary will soon enlighten us upon this point."
But the twenty pounds
' worth of seed-corn had been planted in vain in the seductive green plot--all of it at least which had not been dispersed by the roadside--and Fred found himself close upon the term of payment with no money at command beyond the eighty pounds
which he had deposited with his mother.
But I would wager four thousand pounds
that such a journey, made under these conditions, is impossible."
"I don't suppose anyone likes losing between three and four hundred pounds
"Oh, grandpapa, did you not say the colt sold for five pounds
more than you expected?
"You take 'm one fella pound
along me," was the answer.
You'll get in, I'se uphaud - and your thirty pounds
will get in, too.'
An' the owners paid a fine tull the Government of a hundred pounds
each for them.
"Five hundred pounds
is a good bit of money, though; isn't it, Moody?"
Their mother had nothing, and their father only seven thousand pounds
in his own disposal; for the remaining moiety of his first wife's fortune was also secured to her child, and he had only a life-interest in it.
Gamfield's most sanguine estimate of his finances could not raise them within full five pounds
of the desired amount; and, in a species of arthimetical desperation, he was alternately cudgelling his brains and his donkey, when passing the workhouse, his eyes encountered the bill on the gate.
It was derived under her father's will, and it amounted to the sum of twenty thousand pounds
. Besides this, she had a life-interest in ten thousand pounds
more, which latter amount was to go, on her decease, to her aunt Eleanor, her father's only sister.