The frozen stream, an account of the formation and properties of ice

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Página 10 - Ye Ice-falls ! ye that from the mountain's brow Adown enormous ravines slope amain — Torrents, methinks, that heard a mighty voice, And stopped at once amid their maddest plunge ! Motionless torrents ! silent cataracts ! Who made you glorious as the Gates of Heaven Beneath the keen full moon ? Who bade the sun Clothe you with rainbows ? Who, with living flowers Of loveliest blue, spread garlands at your feet? — GOD ! let the torrents, like a shout of nations, 374 Answer ! and let the ice-plains...
Página 245 - Branch'd out in many a long canal extends, From every province swarming, void of care, Batavia rushes forth ; and as they sweep, On sounding skates, a thousand different ways, In circling poise, swift as the winds, along, The then gay land is madden'd all to joy.
Página 255 - Silently as a dream the fabric rose; No sound of hammer or of saw was there.
Página 255 - No forest fell When thou would'st build; no quarry sent its stores To enrich thy walls: but thou didst hew the floods, And make thy marble of the glassy wave.
Página 185 - As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.
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Página 41 - It may be worthy of notice here, that the fish froze as they were taken out of the nets, and in a short time became a solid mass of ice; and by a blow or two of the hatchet were easily split open, when the intestines might be removed in one lump. If in this completely frozen state they were thawed before the fire, they recovered their animation.
Página 28 - Indeed we have already mentioned that the heat is abstracted most rapidly from the body during strong breezes, and most of those who have perished from cold in this country, have fallen a sacrifice to their being overtaken on a lake or other unsheltered place, by a storm of wind.
Página 158 - This shining streak, which looks always brightest in clear weather, indicates, to the experienced navigator, 20 or 30 miles beyond the limit of direct vision, not only the extent and figure, but even the quality of the ice. The blink from packs of ice appears of a pure white, while that which is occasioned by snowfields has some tinge of yellow.
Página 257 - ... lewd places, so that it seemed to be a bacchanalian triumph, or carnival on the water, whilst it was a severe judgment on the land, the trees not only splitting as if lightningstruck, but men and cattle perishing in divers places, and the very seas so locked up with ice, that no vessels could stir out or come in.

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