The Wonders of the World, in Nature, Art & Mind

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Henry Ince, Robert Mudie
Thomas Holmes, 1899 - 280
 

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Strona 59 - And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time, to recover the remnant of his people...
Strona 49 - Tejuco, a stone of 16^ carats was found : it was pleasing to see the anxious desire manifested by the officers that it might prove heavy enough to entitle the poor negro to his freedom; and when, on being delivered and weighed, it proved only a carat short of the requisite weight, all seemed to sympathize in his disappointment.
Strona 57 - The fishers also shall mourn, and all they that cast angle into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets upon the waters shall languish.
Strona 59 - And the Lord shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea ; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod...
Strona 44 - But unto us she hath a spell beyond Her name in story, and her long array Of mighty shadows...
Strona 214 - ... soon as we gained the middle of the river, my attention was altogether engaged by the surpassing grandeur of the scene before me. I was now within the area of a semicircle of cataracts, more than three thousand feet in extent, and floated on the surface of a gulf, raging, fathomless, and interminable. Majestic cliffs, splendid rainbows, lofty trees, and columns of spray, were the gorgeous decorations of this theatre of wonders, while a dazzling sun shed refulgent glories upon every part of the...
Strona 126 - The body is constantly undergoing change in all its parts. Probably no person at the age of twenty has one single particle in any part of his body which he had at ten ; and still less does any portion of the body he was born with continue to exist in or with him. All that he before had has now entered into new combinations, forming parts of other men, or of animals, or of vegetable or mineral substances, exactly as the body he now has will afterwards be resolved into new combinations after his death....
Strona 44 - General in the Levant, and desirous of rendering available for the purposes of the Zoological Society the knowledge which I had acquired by twelve years' experience in travelling in the interior of Africa, I quitted Cairo on the 15th of April, 1834. After sailing up the Nile as far as Wadi Haifa (the second cataract), I took camels, and proceeded to Debbat, a province of Dongolah ; whence, on the 14th of July, I started for the desert of Kordofan.
Strona 213 - ... he formerly walked. A high but sloping bank extends from its base to the edge of the river ; and on the summit of this there is a narrow, slippery path, covered with angular fragments of rock, which leads to the great fall. The impending cliffs hung with a profusion of trees and brushwood over-arch this road, and seem to vibrate with the thunders of the cataract. In some places they rise abruptly to the height of one hundred feet, and display upon their surfaces fossil shells...
Strona 18 - On seeing his intended prey he gets quietly into the water, and swims to a leeward position, from whence, by frequent short dives, he silently makes his approaches, and so arranges his distance, that at the last dive he comes to the spot where the seal is lying. If the poor animal attempts to escape by rolling into the water, he falls into the paws of his enemy ; if, on the contrary, he lies still, his destroyer makes a powerful spring, kills him on the ice, and devours him at leisure.

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