The Wonders of Nature and Art: Or, A Concise Account of Whatever is Most Curious and Remarkable in the World; Whether Relating to Its Animal, Vegetable and Mineral Productions, Or to the Manufactures, Buildings and Inventions of Its Inhabitants, Compiled from Historical and Geographical Works of Established Celebrity, and Illustrated with the Discoveries of Modern Travellers, Band 2

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Seite 176 - Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times ; and the turtle, and the crane, and the swallow, observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.
Seite 93 - Up springs the lark, Shrill-voiced, and loud, the messenger of morn; Ere yet the shadows fly, he mounted sings Amid the dawning clouds, and from their haunts Calls up the tuneful nations.
Seite 13 - Greater than human kind she seem'd to look, And, with an accent more than mortal, spoke. Her staring eyes with sparkling fury roll ; When all the god came rushing on her soul. Swiftly she turn'd, and, foaming as she spoke,
Seite 72 - Turkey carpets, to have been expressly designed not to resemble anything in the heavens above, in the earth beneath, or in the waters under the earth.
Seite 10 - JEtna, is the first object that calls your attention. It is marked out by a circle of snow and ice, which extends on all sides to the distance of about eight miles. In the centre of this circle, the great crater of the mountain rears its burning head ; and the regions of intense cold and of intense heat seem for ever to be united in the same point.
Seite 43 - ... front in the centre, and a door on each side : for Pollux says that a house with two stories formed part of the stage, whence old women and panders used to look down and peep about them. Within the house were apartments. Around the back of the stage was a -porticus.
Seite 94 - Though the mascular skin is totally dried in every part, yet so little are the features of the face sunk or changed, that nothing is more certain than that she was young, and even beautiful.
Seite 71 - ... miles from Milan, a surprising echo is produced between the two wings of the building. The report of a pistol is repeated by this echo sixty times, and Addison, who visited the place on a somewhat foggy day, when the air was unfavourable to the experiment, counted fifty-six repetitions. At first they were very quick, but the intervals were greater in proportion as the sound decayed. It is asserted that the sound of one musical instrument in this place resembles a great number of instruments playing...
Seite 76 - ... decreafed. Above a hundred peafants never fail to exert themfelves on this occafion, and both men and women run promifcuoufly into the lake, ftripped quite naked, although both the magiftrates and the clergy have ufed their utmoft endeavours to fupprefs this improper cuftom, particularly on...
Seite 199 - Sir Joseph Banks, Dr. Solander and Dr. James Lind, of Edinburgh. On their first landing they found a tract of land sixty or seventy miles in extent entirely ruined by lava, which appeared to have been in the highest state of liquifaction.

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