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Stran 347 - Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever; that considering numbers, nature and natural means only, a revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situation is among possible events; that it may become probable by supernatural interferencel The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest.
Stran 347 - I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever; that considering numbers, nature and natural means only, a revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situation is among possible events; that it may become probable by supernatural interference) The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest.
Stran 161 - I ever saw, and in every respect different from any we had met with in this sea. They are a very dark-coloured and rather diminutive race ; with long heads, flat faces, and monkey countenances. Their hair mostly black or brown, is short and curly ; but not quite so soft and woolly as that of a negroe. Their beards are very strong, crisp, and bushy, and generally black and short.
Stran 160 - The upper lip is longer and more prominent. The lower lip projects forward from the lower jaw to such an eitent that the chin forms no part of the face, the lower part of which is formed by the mouth. The buttocks are so much lower than in the Negro, as to form a striking mark of distinction, but the calf of the leg is as high as in the Negro...
Stran 179 - Forster collected, hardly one bears any affinity to the language spoken at any other island or place I had ever been at. The letter R is used in many of their words ; and frequently two or three being joined together, such words we found difficult to pronounce. I observed that they could pronounce most of our words with great ease. They express their admiration by hissing like a goose.
Stran 286 - Almeida who presented it to the Royal Society of Arts of London but it did not at first attract much attention, as the Society simply acknowledged the receipt of the gift; whereas shortly after they thought proper to award a gold medal to Dr. W.
Stran 353 - While the eye in vain seeks to familiarise itself with the exuberance and diversity of the forest vegetation, the ear drinks in the sounds of life which break the silence and deepen the solitude. Of these, while the interrupted notes of birds, loud or low, rapid or long-drawn, cheerful or plaintive, and ranging over a greater or less musical compass, are the most pleasing, the most constant are those of insects, which sometimes rise into a shrill and deafening clangour ; and the most impressive,...
Stran 296 - ... substance for the excitement of negative electricity. It is hardly possible to take one of the soles sold by the shoemakers out of paper or into the hand, without exciting it to such a degree as to open the leaves of an electrometer one or more inches ; or if it be unelectrified, the slightest passage over, the hand or face, the clothes, or almost any other substance, gives it an electric state. Some of the gutta percha is sold in very thin sheets, resembling in general appearance oiled silk...
Stran 136 - on the remains of marine shells of existing species, found interspersed in deep portions of the hills of drift and boulders, in the heights of Brooklyn, on Long Island, near New York city.
Stran 35 - Arabia. Contiguous to it is a mountain, which stretches towards Memphis, and contains quarries of stone. Commencing at the foot of this, it extends from west to east, through a considerable tract of country, and where a mountain opens to the south, is discharged into the Arabian gulf.