History of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club, Instituted September 22, 1831, المجلد 17

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[publisher not identified], printed for the club by Martin's Printing Works, Spittal, 1901
Contains it's Proceedings.
 

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الصفحة 224 - The tide did now its flood-mark gain, And girdled in the Saint's domain : For, with the flow and ebb, its style Varies from continent to isle ; Dry shod, o'er sands, twice every day, The pilgrims to the shrine find way ; Twice every day, the waves efface Of staves and sandall'd feet the trace.
الصفحة 69 - The two companies inet, complimented each other, eat a good dinner, drank a hearty bottle of wine to his Majesty's health, and prepared to break up. The commanding officer of the regiment, being the politest man in company, made a handsome speech to Mr. Mayor, thanking him for his hospitable invitation and entertainment. " No, colonel," replied the mayor, " it is to you that thanks are due, by me and my brother aldermen, for your generous treat to us.
الصفحة 293 - Afterwards we inquired if the water was conquered, and we were told it proved not so bad as he expected. For it seems that although ,£1,700 was spent upon engines, and they could not sink it an inch, yet ,£600 more emptied it ; so that it had no more than the ordinary springs ; and, in about six weeks, he raised coal again. He said that chain pumps were the best engines, for they draw constant and even ; but they can have but two stories of them, the second being with an axle-tree of seven or eight...
الصفحة 292 - ... built across the channel of the rill which, during tide of flood, were shut and so the water gathered to a great head above till low water ; and then the sluices opened let the gathered water come down all at once, which scoured away the sand that every tide lodged upon the rock, and washed it as clean as a marble table. All this we saw, with his saltpans at work about it, and the petit magazines of a marine trade upon the wharf : and so he reaped the fruits of his great cost and invention ;...
الصفحة 291 - ... that gentleman, with great contrivance, and after many disappointments, made for securing small craft that carried out his salt and coal ; and he had been encouraged in it by King Charles the Second, who made him collector and surveyor of his own port, and no officer to intermeddle there. It stands at the mouth of a rill (as it is called) of water, which, running from the hills, had excavated a great hollow, in the fall, as it ran.
الصفحة 147 - Cromwell dissolved this House," which words the Parliament voted a forgery, and demanded of him how they came to be entered. He said that they were his own handwriting, and that he did it by rights of his office, and the practice of his predecessor ; and that the intent of the practice was to let posterity know how such and such a Parliament was dissolved, whether by...
الصفحة 70 - there is no necessity for displaying any vulgar passion on this occasion. Permit me to show you, that I have here your obliging card of invitation." — " Nay, Mr. Colonel, here is no opportunity for bantering, there is your card.
الصفحة 5 - ETERNAL'S vast, immeasurable home, Lovely by day, and wonderful by night! Than this enameled floor, so greenly bright, A richer pavement man hath never "trod ; He cannot gaze upon a holier sight Than fleeting cloud, fresh wave, and fruitful sod — Leaves of that boundless Book writ by the hand of God!
الصفحة 292 - ... gave entrance near a little promontory of the shore turning in by the north ; and at low water the vessels lay dry upon the rock. This had been built of square stone with and without cement; but all was heaved away with the surge, and for a great while nothing could be found strong enough to hold against the lifting and sucking of the water. At length Sir Ralph, at an immense cost, bound every joint of the stone, not only laterally but upright, with dovetails of heart of oak let into the stone;...
الصفحة 292 - Ralph, at an immense cost, bound every joint of the stone, not only laterally, but upright, with dovetails of heart of oak let into the stone ; and that held effectually : for, if the stones were lifted up, they fell in their places again. This little harbour was apt to silt up with the sea sand ; for remedying of which, he used the back water of his rill, and that kept the channel always open : and, for that end, he had an easy and sure device; which was...

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