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Página 36 - For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the LORD thy God hath been with thee; thou hast lacked nothing.
Página 39 - They present not a dead mass of dull monotonous red ; but an endless variety of bright and living hues, from the deepest crimson to the softest pink, verging also sometimes to orange and yellow. These varying shades are often distinctly marked by waving lines, imparting to the surface of the rock a succession of brilliant and changing teints, like the hues of watered silk, and adding greatly to the imposing effect of the sculptured monuments.
Página 67 - ... mice, — fresh water barely enough for household purposes, — no streams, nor mountains, nor hills? How much of the poetry or literature of Europe would be intelligible to persons whose ideas had expanded only to the limits of a coral island ;— who had never conceived of a surface of land above half a mile in breadth,— of a slope higher than a beach, — of a change of seasons beyond a variation in the prevalence of rains...
Página 173 - Professor Mather, who observed the barometer at Copper Harbour during one of these fluctuations, remarks : — ' As a general thing, fluctuations in the barometer accompanied fluctuations in the level of the water ; but sometimes the water-level varied rapidly in the harbour, while no such variations occurred in the barometer at the place of observation.' * " As a general rule, these variations in the water-level indicate the approach of a storm, or a disturbed state of the atmosphere. The barometer...
Página 239 - There was one province of our island in which, as Procopius had been told, the ground was covered with serpents, and the air was such that no man could, inhale it and live. To this desolate region the spirits of the departed were ferried over from the land of the Franks at midnight.
Página 249 - Palaeothere, and have been himself warned by the hoarse and deep bellowings of the Alligator from the dangerous vicinity of its retreat. Our fossil evidences supply us with ample materials for this most strange picture of the animal life of ancient Britain, and what adds to the singularity and interest of the restored " tableau vivant," is the fact that it could not now be presented in any part of the world.
Página 128 - With the same view he had doubtless caused Nilometers to be fixed at Assuan and other suitable places ; for without a comparison with these, the observations at Semne could be of little use. " The highest rise of the Nile in each year at Semne, was registered by a mark, indicating the year of the king's reign, cut in the granite, either on one of the blocks forming the foundation of the fortress, or on the cliff, and particularly on the east or right bank, as best adapted for the purpose. Of these...
Página 33 - And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Eziongeber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom. And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon. And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.