Travels Through Part of the Russian Empire and the Country of Poland; Along the Southern Shores of the Baltic

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David Longworth, 1816 - 403 стор.
 

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Сторінка 321 - Arcot, he drew from every quarter whatever a savage ferocity could add to his new rudiments in the art of destruction; and compounding all the materials of fury, havoc and desolation into one black cloud, he hung for a while on the declivities of the mountains.
Сторінка 85 - CALEDONIA ! thou land of the mountain and rock, Of the ocean, the mist, and the wind — Thou land of the torrent, the pine, and the oak, Of the roebuck, the hart, and the hind : CALEDONIA.
Сторінка 322 - A storm of universal fire blasted every field, consumed every house, destroyed every temple. The miserable inhabitants flying from their flaming villages, in part were slaughtered ; others, without regard to sex, to age, to the respect of rank, or sacredness of function, fathers torn from children, husbands from wives, enveloped in a whirlwind of cavalry, and amidst the goading...
Сторінка 112 - Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.
Сторінка 110 - Of all the mammalia yet known, it seems the most extraordinary in its conformation ; exhibiting the perfect resemblance of the beak of a duck, engrafted on the head of a quadruped.
Сторінка 115 - Siberia, the nature of which he did not understand, and which was so high. in the bank as to be beyond his reach. He next year observed the same object, which was then rather more disengaged from among the ice, but was still unable to conceive what it was. Towards the end of the following summer, 1801, he could distinctly see that it was the frozen carcase of an enormous animal, the entire flank of which and one of its tusks had become disengaged from the ice. In consequence of the ice beginning...
Сторінка 117 - The skin was extremely thick and heavy, and as much of it remained as required the exertions often men to carry away, which they did with considerable difficulty. More than thirty pounds weight of the hair and bristles of this animal were gathered from the wet sand bank, having been trampled into the mud by the white bears, while devouring the carcase.
Сторінка 303 - Koutousoff saw that every thing was lost. Yet determined to make one effort more, and to maintain the reputation which he had acquired, by the service of half a century, he renewed the combat, and attacked, with all his forces, the strong positions he had just lost.
Сторінка 339 - ... sallow-complexioned ; the men wear coarse white woollen frocks, and a round felt cap lined with wool, and shoes made of the bark of trees, and their uncombed hair hangs low over their heads, generally of a flaxen colour. Their agricultural implements are of the rudest kind. The plough and harrow are made from the branches of the fir-tree, without either iron or ropes ; their carts are put together without iron, consisting of four small wheels, each of a single piece of wood ; the sides are made...
Сторінка 115 - Tungusian fisherman observed a strange shapeless mass projecting from an ice-bank, near the mouth of a river in the north of Siberia, the nature of which he did ' not understand, and which was so high in the bank as to be beyond his reach. He next year observed the same object, which was then rather more disengaged from among the ice, but was still unable to conceive what it was. Towards the end of the following summer, 1801, he could distinctly see that it was the frozen...

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