Scenes in America: For the Amusement and Instruction of Little Tarry-at-home Travellers

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Harris and Son, 1821 - America - 122 pages
 

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Page 74 - Indian possesses, that it is said, he can tell whether his enemy has passed any place — will discern foot-marks which an European could not see ; he will tell what tribe it was, and what were their numbers. On the smoothest grass, on the hardest earth, and even on the very stones, will he discern traces. In the...
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Page 112 - ... the summer of 1752, Dr. Franklin was enabled to make a grand and unparalleled discovery respecting electricity, by an experiment. At this time the subject of electricity was a new science, and the philosophers of Europe were busy with it Dr. Franklin, in his studies and reasonings on the subject, took up the idea that the thunder and lightning of the heavens were caused by electricity, and conceived the bold idea, that the electric fluid might be conducted, by sharp pointed iron rods, raised...
Page 35 - Up this, he i'. cut alone, heing determined that none should rob him of the first sight. He attained the summit, from whence he saw the vast Pacific rolling beneath his feet." He stood on Andes' rock-ribbed mount, The first who there had been, And, looking down upon the fount Of billowy waters green, He felt his bounding bosom swell With strong emotions; but the spell Of strange...

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