There is only one passage which seems in some degree to make up for the aesthetic drawbacks of the greater part of these late compositions.
It is a rhyming description of the province of Nordland, its natural features, its trades, its advantages and its drawbacks, given in dancing verse of the most breathless kind, and full of humour, fancy, wit and quaint learning.
The drawbacks to this plan are (1) the necessarily large size of the upper pivot (viz.
These drawbacks were felt a long time back, and to this feeling we owe two attempts at a supplementary codification which were made in the 16th century, both of which are "Liber known under the name of Liber septimus.
The practical drawbacks to employing air as the working substance of a heat-engine are so great that its use has been very limited.