A View of the Present State of the Scilly Islands:: Exhibiting Their Vast Importance to the British Empire; the Improvements of which They are Susceptible; and a Particlar Account of the Means Lately Adopted for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Inhabitants, by the Establishment and Extension of Their Fisheries

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F. C. and J. Rivington; Longman, and Company; Carthew, County Library, Truro; and all other booksellers., 1822 - 344 páginas

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Página viii - I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
Página 19 - Every thing that may abide the fire, ye shall make it go through the fire, and it shall be clean : nevertheless it shall be purified with the water of separation : and all that abideth not the fire ye shall make go through the water.
Página 49 - ... the remainder of the day is passed in gaiety and mirth. In the small fishing village of Ambleteuse, in the neighbourhood of Boulogne, lived a peasant, Francois Gerval by name, whose only wealth consisted in those mental possessions which dignify even poverty. By the...
Página 39 - all the churches of Sully, with their appurtenances," and the land as the monks or hermits held it in the time of King Edward the Confessor, and Burgal, Bishop of Cornwall.
Página 325 - Churches in England; applied to the Purposes of the Society for Promoting the Enlargement and Building of Churches and Chapels.
Página 115 - About three or four o'clock in the afternoon, the kiln is usually lighted, which is done by placing a little ignited furze into the bottom of the pit, and gently strewing some of the driest ore-weed on the flame, which, by having the fuel continually renewed, in a short time becomes and remains a lofty and vivid blaze, surmounted by a column of snowwhite smoke...
Página 68 - I conclude therefore" says he, " that these Islands have undergone some great catastrophe; and besides the apparent diminution of their islets by sea and tempest, must have suffered greatly by a subsidence of the land, (the common consequence of earthquakes) attended by a sudden inundation in those parts where the above-mentioned ruins, fences, mines, and other things of which we have no vestiges now remaining, formerly stood. This inundation probably destroyed many of the ancient inhabitants, and...
Página 191 - Water, descending, as it distills from the Sides of the rocky Passage: By the Fall of Water heard, farther in, it is probable there may be rocky Descents in the Passage: The Drippings from the Sides have worn the Passage, as far as it can be seen, into very various angular Surfaces.
Página 20 - Druses, that a mineral was discovered which produced both lead and silver; though, as such a discovery would have ruined the whole district by attracting the attention of the Turks, they made haste to destroy every vestige of it.

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