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The U. S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere ..., Volum 1
James Melville Gilliss
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1855
THE U. S. NAVAL ASTRONOMICAL EXPEDITION VO THE SOUTHERN HEMPISPHERE
LIEUT J. M. GILLISS
Uten tilgangsbegrensning - 1856
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Side 242 - But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed; so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
Side 35 - Peru, he gives so many cedar-planks, hams, or punchos, in exchange. Some time after we had been here, a snow arrived in the harbour from Lima, which occasioned great joy amongst the inhabitants, as they had no ship the year before, from the alarm Lord Anson had given upon the coast. 'This 'was not the annual vessel, but one of those that I mentioned before which come unexpectedly. The captain of her was an old man, well known upon the island, who had traded here once in two or three years for more...
Side 35 - Lima, as they never expect more than one in the year; tho' sometimes it happens that two have come, and at other times they have been two or three years without any. When this happens, they are greatly distressed, as this ship brings them baize, cloth, linens, hats, ribbons, tobacco, sugar, brandy, and wine ; but this latter article is chiefly for the use of the churches : matte, an herb from Paraguay, used all over South America instead of tea, is also a necessary article. This ship's cargo is chiefly...
Side 122 - ... which will insinuate itself under them, will be raised in their turn, till it either finds some vent or is again condensed by the cold into water, and by that means prevented from proceeding any further.
Side 122 - In like manner, a large quantity of vapor may be conceived to raise the earth in a wave, as it passes along between the strata, which it may easily separate in a horizontal direction, there being little or no cohesion between one stratum and another. The part of the earth that is first raised, being bent from its natural form, will...
Side 122 - ... upon a floor) to be raised at one edge, and then suddenly brought down again to the floor, the air under it being by this means propelled, will pass along, till it escapes at the opposite side, raising the cloth in a wave all the way as it goes. In like manner, a large quantity of vapour may be conceived to raise the earth in a wave, as it passes along between the strata which it may easily separate in an horizontal direction, there being little or no cohesion between one stratum and another.
Side iii - Academy of Arts and Sciences, has recently returned to the United States, bringing with him a rich contribution to science, in a series of observations amounting to nearly forty thousand, and embracing a most extensive catalogue of stars.
Side 114 - I feel so confident that you are nt liberty to submit them to your scientific friends if you please, and if any require further particulars I shall be happy to give them. I may, however, add something more ; — the barometer and thermometer indicated nothing, nor was there the least warning of any description ; but as invariably occurs after a heavy shock, we had on the third day after a shower of twelve hours' rain, for which I had already prepared, aware of its being the consequence, happen at...
Side 114 - ... R. Budge, FRGS, considers* the motion to have been westward, because water in basins, jugs, &c., spilt over the east side; clocks whose pendulums vibrated east and west stopped, •while those beating north and south did not ; walls standing east and west were cracked in every way — particularly lengthways, and vessels at sea felt it at an hour corresponding to the difference of longitude. He supposes the phenomenon to have been subject to instantaneous cessations, and says that it turned round...
Side 122 - Suppose a large cloth or carpet, spread on the floor, to be raised at one edge, and then suddenly brought down again to the floor, the air under it, being by this means propelled, will pass along till it escapes at the opposite side, raising the cloth in a wave all the way as it goes, In like manner a large quantity of...