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Page 190 - Tempest the ocean : there Leviathan, Hugest of living creatures, on the deep Stretch'd like a promontory, sleeps or swims, And seems a moving land, and at his gills Draws in, and at his trunk spouts out a sea.
Page 191 - Were always downward bent, admiring more The riches of Heaven's pavement, trodden gold, Than aught divine or holy else enjoyed In vision beatific. By him first Men also, and by his suggestion taught, Ransacked the center, and with impious hands Rifled the bowels of their mother earth For treasures better hid.
Page 279 - You had the generosity," she cried, on throwing herself into his arms," to marry me, in opposition to the wishes of your friends and the prejudices of your country, when I had nothing to offer you but my person...
Page 126 - Antananarivo Annual and Madagascar Magazine. — A Record of Information on the Topography and Natural Productions of Madagascar, and the Customs, Traditions, Language and Religious Beliefs of its People.
Page 21 - The dancing was regulated very much by the music, which was always the quickest possible — it never seemed to be quick enough. It often became more of a leaping than a dancing. They thus danced to the astonishment of all, as if possessed by some evil spirit, and, with almost superhuman endurance, exhausting the patience of the musicians, who often relieved each other by turns, then fell down suddenly, as if dead ; or, as often happened, if the music was interrupted, they would suddenly rush off...
Page 277 - ... called by the natives Ibrahim, which is separated only from the principal island by a very narrow strait. Here the communications took place between the persons engaged in this expedition, and one of the petty princes of Madagascar, relative to the objects of the voyage.
Page 494 - Comoro is the" Westmost of the inhabited Islands, and affords nothing but a scrimp Maintenance for a Parcel of poor miserable Creatures. Johanna is within sight of Comoro, and is a plentiful Island in Cattle, Goats, Fowls and Fish, with good Lemons and Oranges, so that most Part of the English Shipping bound to Mocha. Persia and Surat, usually called there for Refreshments, till the Pirates began to frequent it.
Page 105 - The basic rocks consist of various types of basalt. They vary with respect to the presence or absence of corroded quartz-grains, olivine, porphyritic hornblende, and biotite. In one interesting type the hornblende appears in small idiomorphic crystals as a constituent of the ground-mass. A felspar-free variety, or magma-basalt, is also represented. This rock contains only a small quantity of olivine, and is therefore intermediate between Rosenbusch's Limburgite and Bolter's augitite.
Page 19 - At first, parties of twos or threes were to be seen, accompanied by musicians and other attendants, dancing in the public places ; and in a few weeks these had increased to hundreds, so that one could not go out of doors without meeting bands of these dancers. It spread rapidly, as by a sort of infection, even to the most remote villages in the central province...
Page 199 - I held the leaf for about five minutes, and at the end of the time there was caught in it about a salt-spoonful of what seemed to be pure water, without either taste or colour. After watching the moth for a time, I seized it by the wings between my thumb and fingers with the greatest ease, so utterly lost did it appear to be to what was going on around it. The abstraction of food from the water thus passed constantly through the body was doubtless the object of the strange action.