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Pàgina 120 - There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.
Pàgina 78 - ... regular attendance, for no real cause ; and left Stockdale, whom he took up on quitting White, all at once in the same eccentric and unaccountable manner. He never took a pinch of snuff after he lost his box in St. Paul's church-yard, though it...
Pàgina 384 - This delay gave time for the enemy to collect a force more than double that of the firft divifion landed, and to be ready to attack it before the return of the boats with the remainder. The French advanced to the charge with bayonets. The Turks completely exculpated...
Pàgina 384 - Caftle fltuated on the eaftern fide of the Bogaz, or entrance of the Channel, which the inundation of the Nile had infulated from the main land, leaving a fordable paflage.
Pàgina 71 - I HAVE received and laid before the King the two letters which you have transmitted to me; and His majesty, seeing no reason to depart from those forms which have long been established in Europe for transacting business with Foreign States, has commanded me to return in his name, the official answer which I send you herewith inclosed.
Pàgina 385 - He continued about an hour on the forecastle ; and finding all efforts to extinguish the flames unavailing, he jumped from the jib-boom, and swam to an American boat approaching the Ship, by which he was picked up and put into a Tartan, then in the charge of Lieutenant Stewart, who had come off to the assistance of the Ship. "Leghorn, March 18th, 1800.
Pàgina 252 - Thus we find among the different accounts which * Hermias has collected concerning his blindnefs, that when Homer refolved to write of Achilles, he had an exceeding defire to fill his mind with a juft idea of fo glorious a hero: wherefore, having paid all due honours at his tomb, he intreats that he may obtain a fight of him. The hero grants his poet's petition, and rifes in a glorious fuit of armour, which caft fo unfufferable a fplendor, that Homer loft his eyes, while he gazed for the enlargement...
Pàgina 34 - ... affixed to their belt so necessary an article of dress; the form of the pipes — from which the Dutch seem to have taken the model of theirs — so original; and, lastly, the preparation of the yellow leaves, which are merely rubbed to pieces and then put into the pipe, so peculiar, that we cannot possibly derive all this from America, by way of Europe, especially as India, where the habit of smoking tobacco is not so general, intervenes between Persia and China.