Philological Proofs of the Original Unity and Recent Origin of the Human Race: Derived from a Comparison of the Languages of Asia, Europe, Africa, and America ...

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S. Clarke, 1843 - 104 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 32 - Why, how call you those grunting brutes running about on their four legs?" demanded Wamba. " Swine, fool, swine," said the herd, " every fool knows that.
الصفحة 104 - On Linden, when the sun was low, All bloodless lay the untrodden snow ; And dark as winter was the flow Of Iser, rolling rapidly. But Linden saw another sight, When the drum beat at dead of night, Commanding fires of death to light The darkness of her scenery.
الصفحة xxiv - And they said, Go to, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven ; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad...
الصفحة 33 - ... there is old Alderman Ox continues to hold his Saxon epithet, while he is under the charge of serfs and bondsmen such as thou, but becomes Beef, a fiery French gallant, when he arrives before the worshipful jaws that are destined to consume him. Mynheer Calf, too, becomes Monsieur de Veau in the like manner; he is Saxon when he requires tendance, and takes a Norman name, when he becomes matter of enjoyment.
الصفحة xv - I need not dwell on the proofs of the low antiquity of our species, for it is not controverted by any experienced geologist ; indeed, the real difficulty consists in tracing back the signs of man's existence on the earth to that comparatively modern period when species, now his contemporaries, began to predominate. If there be a difference of opinion respecting the occurrence in certain deposits of the remains of man and his works, it is always in reference to strata confessedly of the most modern...
الصفحة 32 - Swine, fool, swine," said the herd ; " every fool knows that." " And swine is good Saxon," said the Jester ; " but how call you the sow when she is flayed, and drawn, and quartered, and hung up by the heels, like a traitor ? " " Pork," answered the swineherd. " I am very glad every fool knows that too...
الصفحة liv - The green hill sides were now visited for a very different object ; ladies of the highest rank might be seen cutting up every plant which it was possible to turn to food, and bearing home the common weeds of our roadsides as a most precious treasure. The French general pitied the distress of the people, but...
الصفحة xvi - ... the abode of wild beasts. The archives of nature are in perfect accordance with historical records ; and when we lay open the most superficial covering of peat, we sometimes find therein the canoes of the savage, together with huge antlers of the wild stag, or horns of the wild bull. In caves now open to the day in various parts of Europe, the bones of large beasts of prey occur in abundance ; and they indicate that, at periods comparatively modern in the history of the globe, the ascendancy...
الصفحة xlix - There are a great many of these people whose com-plexions appear as light as half-breeds ; and...
الصفحة lv - ... to him more important than the lives of the Genoese, and such provisions as remained were reserved in the first place for the French army. Scarcity became utter want, and want became famine. In the most gorgeous palaces of that gorgeous city, no less than in the humblest tenements of its humblest poor, death was busy ; not the momentary death of battle or massacre, nor the speedy death of pestilence, but the lingering and most miserable death of famine. Infants died before their parents' eyes,...

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