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W. W. Reed & Company, 1832 - 799 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 44 - But, as he rode round the walls, pensive, angry, and disappointed, he observed a stork preparing to leave her nest, in one of the towers, and to fly with her infant family towards the country. He seized, with the ready penetration of a statesman, this trifling incident, which chance had offered to superstition; and exclaimed, in a loud and cheerful tone, that such a domestic bird, so constantly attached to human society...
Pàgina 366 - Lepers, did no more than discover that the land was not connected, but composed of islands, which he called the Great Cyclades.
Pàgina 144 - ... and becoming a prey to the wild beasts. As long as these droughts last, their inroads and depredations continue ; and the havock committed upon them is of course great, as they constitute the food of all classes ; but no sooner do the rains fall, than they disappear, and in a few days become as scarce on the northern borders as in the more protected districts of Bruintjes-Hoogte and Camdeboo.
Pàgina 402 - ... dark brown colour, and sunk deep in the head, and the eyelids form in the great angle of the eye a deep furrow, which discriminates them from other nations ; their eyebrows are also placed somewhat higher ; and their noses though not flat, are thick and short.
Pàgina 14 - Allah kereem!' repeated the Egyptians, with terrified solemnity ; and both my servant and myself, as if by instinct, joined in the general exclamation. The bold im agery of the Eastern poets, describing the Deity as avenging in his anger, and terrible in his wrath, riding upon the wings of the wind and breathing his fury in the storm, must have been inspired by scenes like these.
Pàgina 78 - Majesty," replied he, when the offer was made him, " if you intend to make me a knight, I wish it may be one of your poor knights of Windsor, and then I shall have a fortune at least able to support my title.
Pàgina 277 - The improvement in the vegetable products of this island is not less striking than in the animal. Nuts, acorns, crabs, and a few wild berries, were almost all the variety of vegetable food which its woods could boast.
Pàgina 14 - I saw from the southeast a haze come, in colour like the purple part of the rainbow, but not so compressed or thick. It did not occupy twenty yards in breadth, and was about twelve feet high from the ground. It was a kind of blush upon the air, and it moved very rapidly, for...
Pàgina 245 - In addition to these the islands of St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John, in the West Indies, are also subject to Denmark.
Pàgina 43 - Hudson, the Green Mountains of Vermont, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

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