Things Not Generally Known: Familiarly Explained. A Book for Old and Young. [1st Ser.]

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D. Bogue, 1857 - 237 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 88 - And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind; and God saw that it was good.
الصفحة 122 - Provided that nothing in this section contained shall extend to any second marriage contracted elsewhere than in England and Ireland by any other than a subject of Her Majesty, or to any person marrying a second time whose husband or wife shall have been continually absent from such person for the space of seven years then last past, and shall not have been known by such person to be living within that time...
الصفحة 76 - My hounds are bred out of the Spartan kind, So flew"d, so sanded; and their heads are hung With ears that sweep away the morning dew ; Crook-kneed and dew-lapp'd like Thessalian bulls ; Slow in pursuit, but match'd in mouth like bells, Each under each.
الصفحة 58 - The days of our age are threescore years and ten; and though men be so strong that they come to fourscore years : | yet is their strength then but labour and sorrow; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.
الصفحة 160 - When rosemary, and bays, the poet's crown, Are bawl'd, in frequent cries, through all the town, Then judge the festival of Christmas near, Christmas, the joyous period of the year. Now with bright holly all your temples strow, With laurel green, and sacred misletoe.
الصفحة 34 - A rainbow can only occur when the clouds containing or depositing the rain, are opposite to the sun ; and in the evening the rainbow is in the east, and in the morning in the west ; and as our heavy rains, in this climate, are usually brought by the westerly wind, a rainbow in the west indicates that the bad weather is on the road, by the wind, to us ; whereas the rainbow in the east, proves that the rain in these clouds is passing from us.
الصفحة 101 - A custome lothsome to the eye, hatefull to the Nose, harmefull to the braine, dangerous to the Lungs, and in the blacke stinking fume thereof, neerest resembling the horrible Stigian smoke of the pit that is bottomlesse.
الصفحة 179 - By the general law, and of common right, all the pews in a parish church are the common property of the parish : they are for the use, in common, of the parishioners, who are all entitled to be seated, orderly, and conveniently, so as best to provide for the accommodation of all.
الصفحة 2 - Venus a pea, on a circle of 284 feet in diameter ; the Earth also a pea, on a circle of 430 feet ; Mars a rather large pin's head, on a circle of 654 feet...
الصفحة 189 - The general did so, and the governor was successful in supplying many of the wants of the army.

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