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Pagina 307 - MAWE'S (HL) Journal of a Passage from the Pacific to the Atlantic, crossing the Andes in the Northern Provinces of Peru, and descending the great River Maranon.
Pagina 237 - On the death of a husband or wife it is the custom for the survivor to cry now and then during the space of a year, but not after that time; and when it thunders, they imagine they hear the voice of the deceased. Interment takes place soon after death, as soon as the goods of the deceased, which it is thought may be useful to him in another world, can be scraped together; his canoe forms his coffin, being cut to the proper length and boarded up at the ends and at...
Pagina 311 - From their Journals and Notes, communicated by the Government of Bengal to the Asiatic Society of Bengal, and now first prepared for Publication under the Authority of the Society. By HH WILSON, Professor of Sanscrit in the University of Oxford. Two Vols. 8vo., with Illustrations, and a Map, by Mr. ARROWSMITH, of a part of Asia never before laid down with accuracy.
Pagina 36 - The site on which it stands abounds in silver ore, and the mouths of the mines are frequently in the middle of the streets.
Pagina 223 - ... his breast; they then, with a shout, let go the strings, but retained the arrows in their left hands, which he at first did not perceive, but took it for granted that it was all over with him, and was astonished at finding himself unhurt.
Pagina 198 - The vegetable kingdom, which has hitherto been unexplored by botanists, rivals in beauty and fragrance that of any other part of the world. The climate seems very much like that of the island of Madeira. During our stay at Sarayacu, we registered the thermometer three times a day, and its minimum and maximum were 75° and 85° of Fahrenheit, and the sun at this time passed over our zenith. Padre Plaza told us that, in the dry season — that is, in June, July, and August — the temperature is extremely...
Pagina 312 - ENGLAND IN 1835. BEING A SERIES OF LETTERS WRITTEN TO FRIENDS IN GERMANY, DURING A RESIDENCE IN LONDON AND EXCURSIONS INTO THE PROVINCES. BY FREDERICK VON RAUMER, PROFESSOR OF HISTORY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN, AUTHOR OF THE " HISTORY OF THE HOHENSTAUFEN," OF THE " HlSTORY OF EUROPE FROM THE END OF THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY," OF " ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE HISTORY OF THE SIXTEENTH AND SEVENTEENTH CENTURIES,
Pagina 313 - The Highlanders of Scotland; their origin, history, and antiquities, with a sketch of their manners and customs, and an account of the Clans into which they were divided, &c.
Pagina 118 - Indians at least half a mile over rocks and through trees interlaced with creepers, and across rivulets, to the end of the pass, after which they were obliged to return and descend in the canoe, for the river and its banks were such as to prevent their letting it down by ropes as before. This they performed in beautiful style, keeping in the centre and force of the stream : the waves formed by the fall and impetuosity of the current were such as completely to conceal the body of the canoe, leaving...