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acid animal appearance become Bermuda body breezes called cause character circumstances colour Communicated considerable considered contains continued course crystals described direction discovered distance distinct effect entirely equal examined experiments extremity faces fact feet four fresh genus give given grains half heat Improved inches increased interesting iron kind latter leaves length less light lime mass means mica miles motion nature nearly object observed occurs parallel pass pipe plant plate portion position possess present pressure probably produced Professor quantity received remains remarkable river rock salt sandstone seen separated serpentine side similar solution species specimen substance supposed surface temperature thermometer Thomas Brisbane tion Unchanged variety weather whole wind
Page 3 - We talked with open heart, and tongue Affectionate and true, A pair of friends, though I was young, And Matthew seventy-two. We lay beneath a spreading oak, Beside a mossy seat ; And from the turf a fountain broke, And gurgled at our feet.
Page 233 - This species, commonly raised for the table (Fig. 319), consists of a footstalk, or stipes, ranging from an inch and a half to two inches and a half in height.
Page 4 - Life of Andrew Melville. Containing Illustrations of the Ecclesiastical and Literary History of Scotland in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. Crown 8vo, 6s. History of the Progress and Suppression of the Reformation in Italy in the Sixteenth Century.
Page 368 - They are on the southern side of the State, not far from the borders of South Carolina, and somewhat westward of the centre. Through the gold country...
Page 3 - HOOKER'S EXOTIC FLORA, Containing Figures and Descriptions of Rare, or otherwise interesting Exotic Plants, especially of such as are deserving of being cultivated in our Gardens. 3 vols.
Page 293 - ... please. The lateral portions of the retina, less fatigued by strong lights, and less exhausted by perpetual attention, are probably more sensible to faint impressions than "the central ones ; which may serve to account for this phenomenon.
Page 382 - When the earth's action on the needle was neutralized, and the needle made a tangent to the ball, the north end of the needle was attracted, when the motion of the ball was made towards the needle, and repelled when the motion was in the contrary direction, and this happened whatever was the direction of the axis of rotation. In the two extremities of the axis, there was observed no effect, but in two opposite points, at right angles to the axis, the effect was a maximum, and the deviation of the...
Page 374 - The precious metal is a most favourite acquisition, and constitutes the common currency. Almost every man carries about with him a goose quill or two of it, and a small pair of scales in a box like a spectacle case. The value as in patriarchal times, is ascertained by weight, whirh, from the dexterity acquired by practice, is a less troublesome mode of counting money than one would imagine.
Page 345 - The superior semicircular margin of the truncated surface, together with the lateral margins of the shell, are beautifully fringed with silky hair. Head: posterior half, broad, anterior half, before the eyes, tapering; the occiput is covered by the five first rows of the back plates, with which they are continuous ; the occiput not distinguishable externally. The anterior half of the top of the head is covered, first, by a row of large plates...
Page 145 - ... his canoe where he perceives there is a rocky bottom ; this done, he throws the rope out so as to form a tolerably large circle ; and such is the timid nature of the fish, that, instead of rushing out, it never attempts to pass this imaginary barrier, which acts as a talisman, but instantly descends, and endeavours to conceal itself under the rocks. Having waited a few moments till the charm has taken effect, the diver plunges downwards, and not unfrequently returns with four or five fish, weighing...