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A History of the Earth and Animated Nature: In Three Volumes ..., Том 1
Повний перегляд - 1828
Africa animal appear Arabian horses beauty become begins bezoar bison body bottom breed Buffon called Capibara carnivorous climate cloven hoofs colour considered continue covered creature deer degree dreadful earth embryo extremely eyes feet fire flesh fluid force forest former furnished gazelle give globe goat greater grow hair head heat History of Greenland hoofs horns horses hundred inches increase inhabitants instance island kind known Laplander less lion live mankind manner motion mountains mummies natives nature never nourishment object ocean oviparous peccary perceived Persia polypus prey produced proportion quadrupeds quantity quicksilver race resembles rest rise rivers round scarcely seems seen seldom Senegal sheep side skin sometimes stag strength substances supposed surface swiftness tail teeth thick tiger trees umbilical vessels vapours variety vegetable volcano weight whole wild wind
Сторінка 83 - All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
Сторінка 339 - ... off with equal speed, but not to the same distance; forming a shorter circle and again returning with a bolder and more threatening aspect than before, they approach much nearer, probably within thirty yards, when they make another stand, and again...
Сторінка 422 - ... the seller was to forfeit to the buyer the third part of its value. If any one stole or killed the cat that guarded the prince's granary, he was to forfeit a milch ewe, its fleece and lamb ; or as much wheat as, when poured on the cat suspended by its tail (the head touching the floor) would form a heap high enough to cover the tip of the former.
Сторінка 400 - Standing in the center of the town, as far as the eye can reach, nothing is to be seen but heaps of rubbish, tall dreary chimneys and shattered brick walls, while 'in the hollow windows, dreary horror's sitting.
Сторінка 170 - ... from the size of a pin's head to that of a pea ; scattered through a large body of sand or clay ; and in this state it is called by the Mandingoes sanoo munko,
Сторінка 173 - The works of art are exerted with interrupted force ; and their noisy progress discovers the obstructions they receive ; but the earth, with a silent, steady rotation, successively presents every part of its bosom to the sun ; at once imbibing nourishment and light from that parent of vegetation and fertility.
Сторінка 139 - Ternate, belonging to the Dutch, a place that had been long celebrated for its beauty and healthfulness, the clove trees grew in such plenty that they in some measure lessened their own value ; for this reason the Dutch resolved to cut down the forests, and thus to raise the price of the commodity ; but...
Сторінка 353 - What I allude to is, their following the sound of the shepherd's pipe. Before I had seen them trained in this manner, I had no conception of those descriptions in the old pastoral poets, of the shepherd leading his flock from one country to another. As I had been used only to see these harmless creatures driven before their keepers, I supposed that all the rest was but invention : but in many parts of the Alps, and even some provinces of France, the shepherd...
Сторінка 127 - Some mariners out at sea one day observing something at a distance from them, regarded it as a sea-monster; but upon its approach it was known to be Nicholas, whom they took into their ship. When they asked him whither he was going in so stormy and rough a sea, and at such a distance from land, he...