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Page 198 - And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud ; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.
Page 371 - We entered Coomassie at two o'clock, passing under a fetish, or sacrifice of a dead sheep, wrapped up in red silk, and suspended between two lofty poles. Upwards of 5000 people, the greater part warriors, met us with awful bursts of martial music, discordant only in its mixture ; for horns, drums, rattles, and gong-gongs, were all exerted with a zeal bordering on frenzy, to subdue us by the first impression. The smoke which encircled us from the...
Page 246 - The Alpine Guide. By JOHN BALL, MRIA late President of the Alpine Club. Post 8vo. with Maps and other Illustrations. Guide to the Eastern Alps, price 10s.6d. Guide to the 'Western Alps, including Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, Zermatt, &c. price 6s. 6d Guide to the Central Alps, including all the Oberland District, price 7s. 6d. Introduction on Alpine Travelling in general, and on the Geology of the Alps, price Is.
Page 108 - The mountain wooded to the peak, the lawns And winding glades high up like ways to Heaven, The slender coco's drooping crown of plumes, The lightning flash of insect and of bird, The lustre of the long convolvuluses That...
Page 106 - To associate all the branches of mankind, And if a boundless plenty be the robe, Trade is the golden girdle of the globe. Wise to promote whatever end he means, God opens fruitful Nature's various scenes, Each climate needs what other climes produce, And offers something to the general use ; No land but listens to the common call, And in return receives supply from all.
Page 167 - Island lies so far south that ships cannot go further south or visit other Islands in that direction, except this one, and that other of which we have to tell you, called Zanghibar. This is because the seacurrent runs so strong towards the south that the ships which should attempt it never would get back again. Indeed, the ships of Maabar which visit this island of Madeigascar, and that other of Zanghibar, arrive thither with marvellous speed, for great as the distance is they accomplish it in 20...
Page 112 - Lahore to Yarkand. Incidents of the Route and Natural History of the Countries traversed by the Expedition of 1870, under TD FORSYTH, Esq., CB By GEORGE HENDEBSON, MD, FLS, FRGS, and ALLAN O.
Page 198 - And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
Page 181 - Thus would I do to mine enemy (naming him by his name) were this he!" In about ten minutes the excitement has passed off, and the Indian grows calm, but appears exhausted. Were he at home in his hut, he would sleep off the remaining fumes, but now he must shake off his drowsiness by renewing the dance.
Page 296 - If she could make such a voyage without difficulty, it may fairly be anticipated that a properly equipped expedition, consisting of powerfully -built steamers thoroughly adapted for ice navigation, would do more. Another most important feature in this voyage is the fact that the " Polaris " was safely drifted out into Baffin's Bay from a high northern position in the strait. This proves that the current keeps the ic« in motion, and carries it south, thus preventing any long interruption of navigation.