Chambers's Pocket Miscellany, Volúmenes19-20

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W. and R. Chambers, 1854
 

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Página 51 - But better still than even all this fame — than either the honours which he received while living, or those which, when he was no more, his country and mankind bestowed upon his memory, — he had exalted himself in the scale of moral and intellectual being; had won for himself, by his unwearied striving, a new and nobler nature, and taken a .high place among the instructors and best benefactors of mankind.
Página 49 - Here he first shewed the proficiency he had already made in the scientific part of his profession, by an admirable chart which he constructed and published of the River St. Lawrence, He felt, however, the disadvantages of his ignorance of mathematics ; and, while still assisting in the hostile operations carrying on against the French on the coast of North Ame^ rica, he applied himself to the study of Euclid's Elements, which he soon mastered, and then began that of astronomy.
Página 121 - I felt that all chance of escape was at an end; and stepping forward as near as the table would allow me to him, I raised my head, threw back my hair, and fixed my eyes sternly and boldly upon his face. I saw that he knew me instantly, for his countenance turned as pale as ashes with surprise and hatred. He started up, placing his hand instinctively upon his sword-hilt, and glaring at me with a look so deadly, that I thought every moment he would strike his sword into my heart. He said in a kind...
Página 184 - ... courage. The king said he had put off this excursion for more than five years, because he was aware that it would be attended with infinite trouble, and told the prince that he ought to have had but two tables, and not have been at the expense of so many, and declared he would never suffer him to do so again ; but all this was too late for poor Vatel.
Página 63 - ... to remove him. His food in Java was chiefly fruit, especially mangostans, of which he was excessively fond. He also sucked eggs with voracity, and often employed himself in seeking them. On board ship his diet was of no definite kind. He ate readily of all kinds of meat, and especially raw meat ; •was very fond of bread, but always preferred fruits when he could obtain them.
Página 183 - Yes, sir," said the man, not knowing that Vatel had dispatched other people to all the seaports round. Vatel waited for some time ; the other purveyors did not arrive ; his head grew distracted ; he thought there was no more fish to be had ; he flew to Gourville : " Sir," said he, " I cannot outlive this disgrace.
Página 183 - Gourville laughed at him ; Vatel, however, went to his apartment, and setting the hilt of his sword against the door, after two ineffectual attempts, succeeded in the third, in forcing the sword through his heart. At that instant the carriers arrived with the fish ; Vatel was inquired after to distribute it ; they ran to his apartment, knocked at the door, but received no answer ; upon which they broke it open, and found him weltering in his blood. A messenger was immediately dispatched to acquaint...
Página 177 - ... centre of the church, where a more accurate examination might take place. The coffin was extremely heavy ; but by elevating one end with a crow-bar, two strong ropes were adjusted under either end, and thus drawn up by twelve men in the most careful manner possible.
Página 177 - The upper row of teeth were perfect ; and those that remained in the lower jaw, on being taken out and examined, were quite sound. A little beard remained on the lower part of the chin ; and the whiskers were strong, and somewhat lighter than his hair, which was a full auburn brown.
Página 183 - Some blamed, others praised him for his courage. The king said he had put off this excursion for more than five years, because he was aware that it would be attended with infinite trouble, and told the prince that he ought to have had but two tables, and not have been at the expense of so many, and declared he would never VOL.

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