Earth and Its Treasures: a Description of the Metallic and Mineral Wealth of Nature

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William Henry Davenport Adams
T. Nelson and sons, 1875 - 405 Seiten
 

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Seite 375 - Thus much of this will make black white, foul fair, Wrong right, base noble, old young, coward valiant. Ha, you gods! why this? what this, you gods? Why, this Will lug your priests and servants from your sides, Pluck stout men's pillows from below their heads: This yellow slave Will knit and break religions; bless the accurs'd; Make the hoar leprosy ador'd; place thieves, And give them title, knee, and approbation, With senators on the bench...
Seite 39 - The nummulitic formation, with its characteristic fossils, plays a far more conspicuous part than any other tertiary group in the solid framework of the earth's crust, whether in Europe, Asia, or Africa. It often attains a thickness of many thousand feet, and extends from the Alps to the Carpathians, and is in full force in the north of Africa, as, for example, in Algeria and Morocco. It has also been traced from Egypt, where it was largely quarried of old for the building of the Pyramids, into Asia...
Seite 377 - In his realm there is hatred — secret hatred; there is disgust — unspoken disgust ; there is treachery — family treachery : there is vice — deep, deadly, domestic vice. In his dominions children grow unloving between parents who have never loved ; infants are nursed on deception from their very birth ; they are reared in an atmosphere corrupt with lies.
Seite 376 - Behold how hideously he governs! See him busied at the work he likes best — making marriages. He binds the young to the old, the strong to the imbecile. He stretches out the arm of Mezentius, and fetters the dead to the living.
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