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" Sicily, the slightest whisper is borne with perfect distinctness from the great western door to the cornice behind the high altar, a distance of 250 feet. By a most unlucky coincidence, the precise focus of divergence at the former station was chosen... "
An Elementary Treatise on Sound: Being the Second Volume of a Course of ... - Page 11
1836 - 220 pages
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 44

Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero Baron Ernle - English literature - 1831
...still.—We extract the following account of two very interesting echoes from Mr. Herschell's work:— ' In the cathedral of Girgenti, in Sicily, the slightest...length one listener, having had his curiosity somewhat overgratifiecl by hearing his wife's avowal of her own infidelity, this tell-tale peculiarity became...
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THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION: CONTAINING ORIGINAL ...

BARON BROUGHAM & VAUX - 1831
...still. We extract the following account of two very interesting echoes from Mr. Herschell's work :— " In the cathedral of Girgenti, in Sicily, the slightest...seems to have been discovered accidentally), till at leHgth one listener, having had his curiosity somewhat overgratified by hearing his wife's avowal of...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 44

Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero Baron Ernle - English literature - 1831
...— We extract the following account of two very interesting echoes from Mr. HerschelFs work : — ' In the cathedral of Girgenti, in Sicily, the slightest...seems to have been discovered accidentally,) till at longth one listener, having had his curiosity somewhat overgratified by hearing his wife's avowal of...
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The Olio, Or, Museum of Entertainment, Volume 8

1832
...is borne with perfect distinctness from the great western door to the cornice behind the high ahar, a distance of 250 feet. By a most unlucky coincidence,...length one listener, having had his curiosity somewhat overgraŘfied by hearing his wife's avowal of her own infidelity, this telltale peculiarity became...
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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, Volume 9

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - London (England) - 1841
...thus became known, to the dismay of tho confessors and the scandal of the people, by the resort of tho curious to the opposite point (which seems to have...had his curiosity somewhat overgratified by hearing a confession of a disagreeable nature from liis wife, this tell-tale peculiarity became generally known,...
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Treasury of nature, science, and art, ed. by W. Anderson

Treasury - 1853
...confessional. Secrets never intended for the public thus became known, to the dismay of the confessor, and the scandal of the people, by the resort of the curious to the opposite point, (which seemed to have been discovered accidentally ;) till at length this tell-tale peculiarity became known,...
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Gleanings from the harvest fields of literature: A melange of excerpta ...

Charles Carroll Bombaugh - Literature - 1860 - 527 pages
...was chosen for the place of the confessional. Seerets never intended for the public ear thus beeame known, to the dismay of the confessors, and the scandal...curious to the opposite point, (which seems to have becn discovered accidentally,) till at length, one listener having had his curiosity somewhat over-gratified...
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Walks abroad and evenings at home [by R.K. Philp].

Robert Kemp Philp - 1861
...still. We extract the following account of two very interesting echoes from Herschel's work : — " In the cathedral of Girgenti, in Sicily, the slightest...length one listener, having had his curiosity somewhat over gratified by hearing his wife's avowal of her own infidelity, this tell-tale peculiarity became...
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A Handbook for Travellers in Sicily: Including Palermo, Messina, Catania ...

George Dennis, John Murray (Firm) - Sicily - 1864 - 524 pages
...the high-altar, they can hold a conversation in low whispers, though the distance is nearly 280 ft. " By a most unlucky coincidence the precise focus of...(Which seems to have been discovered accidentally), until at length, one listener having had his curiosity somewhat over-gratified by hearing his wife's...
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A Handbook for Travellers in Sicily: Including Palermo, Messina, Catania ...

George Dennis, John Murray (Firm) - Sicily - 1864 - 524 pages
...nearly 280 ft " By a most unlucky coincidence the precise focus of divergence at the former station wits chosen for the place of the confessional. Secrets...(which seems to have been discovered accidentally), until at length, one listener having had his curiosity somewhat over-gratified by hearing his wife's...
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