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, Volume 3

J. Walker, 1803

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Page 128 - ... in a bed of water. In order, however, to be more certain, we sent in a Levantine mariner, who, by the promise of a good reward, ventured, with a flambeau in his hand, into this narrow aperture.
Page 40 - Their rein-deer form their riches. These their tents, Their robes, their beds, and all their homely wealth Supply, their wholesome fare, and cheerful cups. Obsequious at their call, the docile tribe Yield to the sled their necks, and whirl them swift O'er hill and dale, heap'd into one expanse Of marbled snow, as far as eye can sweep With a blue crust of ice unbounded glaz'd.
Page 26 - I was now every day accustomed, excited my admiration. To the south a great space of sky appeared, tinged with so lively a red, that the constellation of Orion looked as if it had been dipped in blood. This light, which was at first...
Page 30 - I found myself surrounded with the colds of the most rigorous winter, amid darkness and caves of iron. In one of these, which ran a considerable way...
Page 135 - The floor was rough and uneven, with red, blue, green, and yellow crystals growing out of it in an irregular manner: these were all shaped like pieces of saltpetre, but so hard that they cut our shoes ; and among them are placed icicles, or small pillars of white shining marble, to each of which our guides fastened two or three torches. All round the sides of the arch...
Page 28 - This operation is performed every day at noon, and is one of the most tremendous and awful it is possible to conceive. We arrived at the mouth of the great mine, -which is near half an English mile in circumference, in time to be present at it.
Page 75 - Buffon has admitted. 2. The grinders are five times as large, are square, and the grinding surface studded with four or five rows of blunt points; whereas those of the elephant are broad and thin, and their grinding surface flat.
Page 23 - ... that are still more dangerous. The winds seem to blow from all quarters at once, and drive about the snow with such fury, that the roads are in a moment rendered invisible. Dreadful is the situation of a person...

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