Madras Journal of Literature and Science, Том 9

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Vepery mission Press., 1839

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Сторінка 277 - Without considering the crystalline flakes along the planes of cleavage, which prove that crystalline action has modified the whole mass, we may affirm that no retreat of parts, no contraction of dimensions, in passing to a solid state, can explain phenomena such as these.
Сторінка 197 - The natural effort of every individual to better his own condition, when suffered to exert itself with freedom and security, is so powerful a principle, that it is alone, and without any assistance, not only capable of carrying on the society to wealth and prosperity, but of surmounting a hundred impertinent obstructions with which the folly of human laws too often encumbers its operations...
Сторінка 338 - The commander of a ship can ascertain what part of a circular storm he is falling into by observing how the wind begins to veer. Thus, in the...
Сторінка 336 - This puzzled me, because the storm began with us so soon as to prevent any observation, and, being a northeast storm, I imagined it must have begun rather sooner in places farther to the northeastward than it did at Philadelphia.
Сторінка 188 - Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed from her fruit. And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the corn, and upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon that which the ground bringeth forth, and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labour of the hands.
Сторінка 129 - June, and continues nearly stationary until the end of September : it then rises in October, but falls at the end of the month, until its annual minimum in December or January. It is low the early part of March, but rises suddenly after the middle of the month, occasioning a difference of 6° or 8° between the means of February and March, which is more than double that of other consecutive months in the year. The rise in October is also sudden, but does not occasion so great a difference of means...
Сторінка 336 - I intended to observe it, but was prevented by a NorthEast storm, which came on about seven, with thick clouds as usual, that quite obscured the whole hemisphere. Yet when the post brought us the Boston newspaper, giving...
Сторінка 335 - Charlotte returned into the roads on the 24th. The former had felt the gale very severely whilst near the coast, but without sustaining any material injury ; the latter vessel likewise, from staying rather too long at anchor, had lost her fore and main -masts, and was otherwise much damaged.
Сторінка 123 - ... was visible; the dead white colour of the water close to the ship, as it increased in distance from her very gradually brightened, until, where I supposed the horizon to be, it assumed a silvery aspect, which, increasing as it ascended, became brilliant and dazzling towards the zenith, obscuring the stars and clouds which had before this visitation been distinctly visible. The sea in a moment became smooth; the ship, from rolling and labouring considerably, quite steady; no diminution in the...
Сторінка 339 - If hurricanes were to move in the opposite course to that which they have hitherto been found to follow, then would the rule be reversed ; for the white ships would come up, and the black ships break off.

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