A view of the present state of the Scilly islands

F.C. and J. Rivington, 1822 - 344 pagina's

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Pagina 24 - Tarshish was thy merchant by reason of the multitude of all kind of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded in thy fairs.
Pagina 19 - Every thing that may abide the fire, ye shall make it go through the fire, and it shall be clean : nevertheless it shall be purified with the water of separation : and all that abideth not the fire ye shall make go through the water.
Pagina viii - I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
Pagina 336 - Methinks the phantoms of the dead appear ! But lo ! emerging from the watery grave, Again they float incumbent on the wave ! Again the dismal prospect opens round, The wreck, the shores, the dying and the drown'd ! And see ! enfeebled by repeated shocks, Those two who scramble on th...
Pagina 49 - ... the remainder of the day is passed in gaiety and mirth. In the small fishing village of Ambleteuse, in the neighbourhood of Boulogne, lived a peasant, Francois Gerval by name, whose only wealth consisted in those mental possessions which dignify even poverty. By the...
Pagina 39 - Sully, with their appurtenances," and the land as the monks or hermits held it in the time of King Edward the Confessor, and Burgal, Bishop of Cornwall.
Pagina 308 - How loved, how honoured once, avails thee not To whom related, or by whom begot; A heap of dust alone remains of thee : 'Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be!
Pagina 67 - How came these inhabitants, then, it may be asked, to vanish so, as that the present have no pretensions to any affinity, or connection of any kind, either in blood, language, or customs ? How came they to disappear, and leave so few traces of trade, plenty, and arts, and no posterity that we can hear of, behind them ?
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Pagina 115 - About three or four o'clock in the afternoon, the kiln is usually lighted, which is done by placing a little ignited furze into the bottom of the pit, and gently strewing some of the driest ore-weed on the flame, which, by having the fuel continually renewed, in a short time becomes and remains a lofty and vivid blaze, surmounted by a column of snowwhite smoke...

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