Select Remains of the Learned John Ray, M.A. and F.R.S.: With His Life, by the Late William Derham, D.D. Canon of Windsor, and F.R.S.

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printed; and sold by Ja. Dodsley in Pall-Mall; and J. Walter, at Charing-Cross., 1760 - Naturalists - 336 pages
 

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Page 187 - 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 147 - 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 186 - 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 188 - ... nailed on the roof within side. They have rarely any bellows, or warming-pans. It is the manner in some places there, to lay on but one sheet as large as two, turned up from the feet upwards.
Page 26 - Side of the Tree, or dropping long on one Place, will precipitate a Kind of White Coagulum, or Jelly ; which may be well conceived to be the Part which, every Year, between Bark and Tree, turns to Wood, and of which the Leaves and Fruit are made. And it...
Page 191 - 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 187 - ... 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 290 - In the first there are chosen 20 or 25 of a side, and two Goals are set up; then comes one with a small hard Leather Ball in his Hand, and tosses it up in the midst between both Parties; he that catches it endeavours to run with it to the furthermost Goal; if he be stopped by one of the opposite Side, he either saith I will stand, and...
Page 275 - Island, which is nothing but a rock, about one league distant from St. Ives, to the north-east near the land, upon which, in time of year, build great store of birds, viz., gulls, cormorants, razor-bills, guillems . . . and puffins. The razor-bills are not so numerous on this island as the guillems, or kiddaws, of which many scores of young ones lie dead here. Here they call the puffins, popes ; and the guillems, kiddaws. We saw many of those birds which they call gannets, flying about on the water....

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