Select Remains of the Learned John Ray ...: With His Life,

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J. Dodsley, 1760 - Biologists - 336 pages
 

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Page 84 - ... what a sad account such poor creatures will have to give at the coming of the Lord, when they shall there answer for all things whatsoever they have done in the body, whether it be good, or whether it be bad.
Page 183 - In the best Scottish houses, even the King's Palaces, the windows are not glazed throughout, but the upper part only, the lower have two wooden shuts or folds to open at pleasure, and admit the fresh air.
Page 182 - When they go abroad, none of them wear hats, but a party-coloured blanket, which they call a plad, over their heads and shoulders. The women generally to us seemed none of the handsomest. They are not very cleanly in their houses, and but sluttish in dressing their meat. Their way of washing...
Page 143 - Scotland, with a well of water behind it. At the upper end of the body of the church, next the choir, hangs an antient table with the picture of St.
Page 188 - The island will afford grass enough to keep thirty sheep. They make strangers that come to visit it Burgesses of the Basse, by giving them to drink of the water of the well, which springs near the top of the rock, and a flower out of the garden thereby. The island is nought else but a rock, and stands off the land near a mile ; at Dunbar you would not guess it above a mile distant, though it be thence at least five.
Page 185 - The old ones are all over white, excepting the pinion or hard feathers of their wings, which are black. The upper part of the head and neck, in those that are old, is of a yellowish dun colour. They lay but one egg a-piece, which is white, and not very large. They are very bold, and sit in great multitudes till one comes close up to them, because they are not wont to be scared or disturbed. The young ones are esteemed a choice dish in Scotland, and sold very dear (Is.
Page 183 - ... over their heads and shoulders. The women, generally, to us seemed none of the handsomest. They are not very cleanly in their houses, and but sluttish in dressing their meat. Their way of washing linen is to tuck up their coats, and tread them with their feet in a tub.
Page 90 - ... look with compassion on all whom the sorrows of death are encompassing about. We commend their souls into thy hands, as into the hands of a faithful Creator and most merciful Saviour; humbly beseeching thee, that they may be precious in thy sight. Wash them in the blood of that spotless Lamb that was slain to take away the sins of the world, that they may be presented pure, and without spot before thee.
Page 185 - Castle, and passed over to the Basse Island ; where we saw, on the rocks, innumerable of the soland geese. The old ones are all over white, excepting the pinion or hard feathers of their wings, which are black. The upper part of the head and neck, in those that are old, is of a yellowish dun colour. They lay but one egg a-piece, which is white, and not very large. They are very bold, and sit in great multitudes till one comes close up to them, because they are not wont to be scared or disturbed.
Page 50 - Willughby's memory, but for an example (as has been before recommended) to persons of great estate and quality, that they may be excited to answer the ends for which God gives them estates, leisure, parts, and gifts, or a good genius ; which was not to exercise themselves in vain or sinful follies, but to be employed for the glory and in the service of the infinite Creator, and in doing good offices in the world, particularly such as tend to the credit and profit of their own families.

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