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Page 215 - And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life...
Page 234 - Lombard merchants, at the close of the twelfth and the beginning of the thirteenth century.
Page 215 - Thou shalt not eat of it : cursed is the ground for thy sake ; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life ; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field ; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground ; for out of it wast thou taken : for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
Page 1 - October, fell 10° lower in the course of the night, and next day we descended the rapid stream in the very midst of the driving ice. On entering the Mackenzie we experienced a temporary mitigation of this excessive cold ; but we should most assuredly have stuck fast above Fort Norman had...
Page 150 - Sumalya and others who after him will govern the world. He, and these sons, will reign for a period of one hundred years, until Kautilya, a Brahman, shall destroy the nine Nandas. After their destruction the Mauryas will possess the earth, Kautilya inaugurating Chandragupta in...
Page 68 - Department. SIR, I am directed by the Governor General in Council to forward to you the accompanying copy of a calculation by Lieut.
Page 424 - On felling any very large tree one of the party at work on it was always ready prepared with a green sprig, which he ran and placed in the centre of the stump the instant the tree fell as a propitiation to the spirit which had been dislodged so roughly, pleading at the same time the orders of the strangers for the work.
Page 470 - I have been informed that the best trees will yield at the- rate of one hundred pints in the twenty-four hours. The pith or farinaceous part of the trunk of old trees, is said to be equal to the best Sago ; the natives make it into bread, and boil it into thick gruel ; these form a great part of the diet of those people ; and during the late famine, they suffered little while those trees lasted. I have reason to believe this substance to be highly nutritious. I have eaten the gruel, and think it...
Page 344 - Island of moderate height, and irregular outline. A band of level plain, but little raised above the sea, extends around its coasts, of far greater width on the East than on the West ; within this lies, irregular, low, undulating hills, varying in height from 50 to 500 feet, enclosing several higher detached mounds of steep well wooded sides, the loftiest of which, near the south part of the Island, rises nearly 1,400 feet.