The Wonders of the Little World; Or, A General History of Man:: Displaying the Various Faculties, Capacities, Powers and Defects of the Human Body and Mind, in Many Thousand Most Interesting Relations of Persons Remarkable for Bodily Perfections Or Defects; Collected from the Writings of the Most Approved Historians, Philosophers, and Physicians, of All Ages and Countries. Forming a Complete System of the Mental and Corporeal Powers and Defects of Human Nature; and Intended to Increase Knowledge, to Promote Virtue, to Discourage Vice, and to Furnish Topics for Innocent and Ingenious Conversation, Volume 1
W.J. and J. Richardson; Otridge and Son; R. Faulder; Cuthell and Martin; [and 14 others] ... Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme; and Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe., 1806 - Characters and characteristics
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Page 295 - A voice from the east, a voice from the west, a voice from the four winds, a voice against Jerusalem and the holy house, a voice against the bridegrooms and the brides, and a voice against this whole people!
Page 455 - He built two huts with pimento trees covered them with long grass, and lined them with the skins of goats, which he killed with his gun as he wanted, so long as his powder lasted, which was but a pound; and that being near spent, he got fire by rubbing two sticks of pimento wood together upon his knee.
Page 455 - When his powder failed, he took them by speed of foot ; for his way of living, continual exercise of walking and running, cleared him of all gross humours ; so that he ran with wonderful swiftness through the woods, and up the rocks and hills.
Page 68 - An ambassador is an honest man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.
Page 456 - ... flesh, by which many of them became so tame, that they would lie about him in hundreds, and soon delivered .him from the rats. He likewise tamed some kids, and to divert himself would, now and then, sing and dance with them and his cats ; so that, by the care of Providence, and vigour of his youth, being now...
Page 352 - Captain Raleigh, coming out of Ireland to the English court in good habit (his clothes being then a considerable part of his estate), found the queen walking, till, meeting with a plashy place, she seemed to scruple going thereon. Presently...
Page 487 - King and the lord Wilmot by letters, the King came to know that colonel Francis Windham lived within little more than a day's journey of the place where he was ; of which he was very glad; for besides the inclination he had to his...
Page 456 - At his first coming on board us, he had so much forgot his language, for want of use, that we could scarce understand him, for he seemed to speak his words by halves.
Page 455 - He told us that his agility in pursuing a goat had once like to have cost him his life ; he pursued it with so much eagerness...