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, Volumen3

J. Walker, 1803

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Página 129 - ... 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.
Página 41 - 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 glazed.
Página 239 - ... that no court breeding could ever give. She ordered cushions to be given me, and took care to place me in the corner, which is the place of honour.
Página 238 - ... ranks of beautiful young girls, with their hair finely plaited, almost hanging to their feet, all dressed in fine light damasks brocaded with silver. I was sorry that decency did not permit me to stop to consider them nearer ; but that thought was lost upon my entrance into a large room, or pavilion, built round with gilded sashes, which were most of them thrown up ; and the trees planted near them gave an agreeable shade, which hindered the sun from being troublesome.
Página 28 - 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...
Página 25 - ... 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...
Página 239 - ... about twelve years old, lovely as angels, dressed perfectly rich, and almost covered with jewels. But they were hardly seen near the fair Fatima (for that is her name), so much her beauty effaced every thing I have seen, nay, all that has been called lovely either in England or Germany.
Página 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.
Página 48 - ... part of the mine, and carrying them to the place where the rope belonging to the wheel receives them ; the drivers of these carriages are all merry and singing, and the salt looks like a load of gems. A great number of horses are kept here, and, when once let down, they never see daylight again ; but some of the men take frequent occasions of going up, and breathing the fresh air.
Página 116 - The colossal equestrian statue of Peter the Great in the Russian capital, is another of the magnificent achievements of modern art. The monarch is represented in the attitude of mounting a precipice, the summit of which he has nearly attained.

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