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Página 27 - Ocean, the first thing which strikes us is, that, the north-east and south-east monsoons, which are found the one on the north and the other on...
Página 48 - One thing during the time she eat and drank nothing is remarkable, that her jaws were unlocked, and she recovered her speech, and retained it for several days, without any apparent cause for the...
Página 47 - ... woman, aged about thirty-five years, sixteen years ago contracted a fever, after which she became blind. Her father carried her to several physicians and surgeons to cure her blindness. Their prescriptions proved of no effect. He carried her also to a lady skilled in physic, in the neighbourhood, who, doubtful whether her blindness was occasioned by the weakness of her eyelids, or a defect in her eyes, found by the use of some medicines that the blindness was occasioned by a...
Página 74 - Groat, who possessed these lands among them; but whether the three original settlers split their property among their children, or whether they purchased for them small possessions from one another, does not appear. These eight families, having lived peaceably and comfortably in their small possessions for a number of years, established an annual meeting to celebrate the anniversary of the arrival of their ancestors on that coast.
Página 74 - ... question arose, respecting the right of taking the door, and sitting at the head of the table, and such like points of precedency (each contending for the seniority, and chieftainship of the clan), which increased to such a height, as would probably have proved fatal in its consequences to some, if not all of them, had not John de Groat, who was proprietor of the ferry, interposed.
Página 37 - I may say, from experience, to lend any disinterested assistance to the distressed traveller, either in directing him on his way, or affording their aid in passing the dangerous torrents of the Highlands : hospitable to the highest degree, and full of generosity : are much affected with the civility of strangers, and have in themselves a natural politeness and address, which often flows from the meanest when least expected. Thro' my whole tour I never met with a single instance of national reflection!
Página 8 - This lake, lij reason of its great depth, never freezes, and during cold weather a violent steam rises from it as from a furnace. Ice brought from other parts, and put into Loch-Ness, instantly thaws; but no water freezes sooner than that of the lake when brought into a house.
Página 37 - Are excessively inquisitive about your business, your name, and other particulars of little consequence to them : most curious after the politicks of the world, and when they can procure an old newspaper, will listen to it with all the avidity of Shakespear's blacksmith.