The Universal Traveller: Designed to Introduce Readers at Home to an Acquaintance with the Arts, Customs, and Manners, of the Principal Modern Nations on the Globe (E-bok fra Google)
Canfield & Robins, 1836 - 504 sider
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Side 92 - Now they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem : and he fled to Lachish; but they sent after him to Lachish, and slew him there. 20. And they brought him on horses : and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David.
Side 485 - He then took my hand betwixt his, and looking me full in the face, while a tear stood glistening in his eye, said, in a low but deeply affecting tone, 'My dear Richard, if you had not been with me, I should have died long ago; I can only thank you, with my latest breath, for your kindness and attachment to me, and if I could have lived to return with you, you should have been placed beyond the reach of want; but God will reward you.
Side 307 - If the accused," argued they with becoming gravity, " had not had a daughter, the deceased would not have fallen in love ; consequently he would not have been disappointed, consequently he would not have swallowed poison, consequently he would not have died : — but he (the accused) had a daughter, and the deceased had fallen in love,
Side 48 - States is vested in one Supreme Court and in such inferior courts as Congress may from time to time ordain and establish...
Side 191 - He was the finest mule we had, and, on that account, had twice as much to carry as any of the others. With his nose to the ground, literally smelling his way, he walked gently on, often changing the position of his feet, if he found the ground would not bear, until he came to the bad part of the Pass, when he stopped ; but the peons threw stones at him, and he continued his path in safety, and several others followed.
Side 304 - I slid along the street, impelled by some invisible agent, and that my blood was composed of some ethereal fluid, which rendered my body lighter than air. I got to bed the moment I reached home. The most extraordinary visions of delight filled my brain all night. In the morning I rose, pale and dispirited ; my head ached, my body was so debilitated that I was obliged to remain on the sofa all the day, dearly paying for my first essay at opium eating.
Side 303 - Their gestures were frightful ; those who were completely under the influence of the opium talked incoherently ; their features were flushed, their eyes had an unnatural brilliancy, and the general expression of their countenances was horribly wild. The effect is usually produced in two hours, and lasts four or five : the dose varies from three grains to a drachm. I saw one old man take four pills, of...
Side 303 - I was contented with half a one, and in another half hour, feeling nothing of the expected reverie, I took half a grain more, making in all, two grains in the course of two hours. After two hours and a half from the first dose...
Side 191 - The drove of mules now came in sight, one following another: a few were carrying no burdens, but the rest were either mounted or heavily laden. As soon as the leading mule came to the commencement of the Pass, he stopped, evidently unwilling to proceed, and of course all the rest stopped also. " He was the finest mule we had, and, on that account, had twice as much to carry as any of the others. With his nose to the ground, literally smelling his way, he walked gently on, often changing the position...
Side 149 - When a negro is so fortunate as to find a diamond of the weight of an octavo (17'/2 carats), much ceremony takes place; he is crowned with a wreath of flowers and carried in procession to the administrator, who gives him his freedom, by paying his owner for it.