A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery, and Commerce, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time, Volum 18
W. Blackwood, 1824
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Pàgina 18 - Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.
Pàgina 31 - a spacious garden lies, From storms defended and inclement skies. Four acres was th' allotted space of ground, Fenc'd with a green enclosure all around.
Pàgina 266 - ... subjects were skilled in the arts of navigation and shipbuilding ; he animated his daring Vandals to embrace a mode of warfare which would render every maritime country accessible to their arms ; the Moors and Africans were allured by the hopes of plunder ; and, after an interval of six centuries, the fleets that issued from the port of Carthage again claimed the empire of the Mediterranean.
Pàgina 429 - We gained nothing; for on the 18th at noon our latitude was 70° 44'; and we were near five leagues farther to the eastward. We were, at this time, close to the edge of the ice, which was as compact as a wall, and seemed to be ten or twelve feet high at least. But farther north, it appeared much higher. Its surface was extremely rugged, and here and there we saw upon it pools of water.
Pàgina 94 - As soon as this plague appears, and their buzzing is heard, all the cattle forsake their food, and run wildly about the plain, till they die, worn out with fatigue, fright, and hunger.
Pàgina 228 - The merchants of Sheba and Raamah, they were thy merchants : they occupied in thy fairs with chief of all spices, and with all precious stones, and gold.
Pàgina 245 - ... the articles imported were much the same as at Barygaza ; but as it lay nearer to the eastern parts of India, and seems to have had much communication with them, the commodities exported from it were more numerous and more valuable. He specifies particularly pearls, in great abundance and of extraordinary beauty, a variety of silk stuffs, rich perfumes, tortoiseshell, different kinds of transparent gems, especially diamonds, and pepper in large quantities, and of the best quality...
Pàgina 31 - Each dropping pear a following pear supplies, On apples apples, figs on figs arise ; The same mild season gives the blooms to blow, The buds to harden, and the fruits to grow. Here order'd vines in equal ranks appear, With all th