Kirby's Wonderful and Scientific Museum: Or, Magazine of Remarkable Characters, Band 2

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R. S.. Kirby
R. S. Kirby, 1804
 

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Seite 343 - Nothing then was to be heard but the shrieks of women, the screams of children, and the cries of men ; some calling for their children, others for their parents, others for their husbands, and only distinguishing each other by their voices ; one lamenting his own fate, another that of his family ; some wishing to die from the very fear of dying ; some lifting their hands to the gods ; but, the greater part imagining that the last and eternal night was come, which was to destroy the gods and the world...
Seite 252 - In the hole of the desk were store of tobacco pipes that had been used. " On one side of this end of the room was the door of a closet, wherein stood the strong beer and the wine, which never came thence but in single glasses ; that being the rule of the house exactly observed : for he never exceeded in drink, or permitted it.
Seite 342 - As soon as it was light again, which was not till the third day after this melancholy accident, his body was found entire, and without any marks of violence upon it, exactly in the same posture that he fell, and looking more like a man asleep than dead.
Seite 340 - I cannot give you a more exact description of its figure than by resembling it to that of a pine-tree ; for it shot up a great height in the form of a trunk, which extended itself at the top into a sort of branches...
Seite 98 - ... flesh ; by which many of them became so tame, that they would lie about him in hundreds, and soon delivered him from the rats. He likewise tamed some kids, and to divert himself would now and then sing and dance with them and his cats: so that by the care of Providence and vigour of his youth, being now but about thirty years old, he came at last to conquer all the inconveniences of his solitude, and to be very easy.
Seite 96 - He built two huts with pimento trees, covered them with long grass, and lined them with the skins of goats, which he killed with his gun as he wanted, so long as his powder lasted, which was but a pound ; and that being near spent, he got fire by rubbing two sticks of pimento wood together upon his knee.
Seite 372 - Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass.
Seite 342 - There my uncle, having drunk a draught or two of cold water, threw himself down upon a cloth which was spread for him, when immediately the flames, and a strong smell of sulphur, which was the forerunner of them, dispersed the rest of the company, and obliged him to rise.
Seite 341 - The court which led to his apartment being now almost filled with stones and ashes, if he had continued there any time longer it would have been impossible for him to have made his way out, it was thought proper therefore to awaken him.
Seite 341 - They consulted together whether it would be most prudent to trust to the houses, which now shook from side to side with frequent and violent concussions; or fly to the open fields, where the calcined stones and cinders, though light indeed, yet fell in large showers, and threatened destruction.

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