The Channel Islands: Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Etc

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Whittaker and Company, 1835 - Channel Islands - 343 pages
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Page 308 - coffin up the rocks with great difficulty. Some part of the French took the Flemish boat, and rowed aboard their ship, to fetch the commodities promised, and what else they pleased, but being entered, they were taken and bound. The Flemings on the land, when they had carried their coffin into the chapel, shut the door
Page 13 - tower, is the whole island seen spread out like a map at your feet. The view from Prince's tower, immediately begets a desire to range over the island; to penetrate into the valleys and ravines ; to wander through the
Page 279 - Host of dancing daffodils; Along the lake, beneath the trees, Ten thousand dancing in the breeze. The seaward view from any of the heights of Alderney, is perhaps, more striking, than from any of the other islands; for the French coast is so near, as in some positions to be easily mistaken for a distant part of the island: and the Casket
Page 189 - degrees lower than that of Jersey. " The heat of summer is tempered by a gentle sea breeze; and like all other maritime situations, the cold of winter is mitigated by caloric, imparted to the atmosphere from the surrounding ocean. Frosts are neither severe nor durable:—indeed whole winters often pass away without a single fall of snow. The luxuriance of the various exotics which flourish
Page 310 - On an average of ten years, the mortality is not quite one in a hundred; and in the years 1816 and 1820 there was not one death in a population of 500 persons. Query; are ten years added to one's life, an equivalent for a life spent in Serk? HERM.
Page 284 - line, cut out his materials in their exact dimensions, without a single mistake? Yet this is what our little bee invariably does." This is a long extract, but it is a curious one; and Berhou lies at so small a distance from England, that it is possible some naturalist may visit Alderney purposely to observe the habits
Page 187 - indica, would even bear a change as great as that now mentioned. But to pursue this system of naturalization with any great hope of success, it would be necessary that the transition should be more gradual, and that the transplantation should be carried from a hot climate through some intermediate one, to our own
Page 10 - in one direction, approaches so near to Jersey, that the white sea beach is distinctly seen; and in clear weather, even the towns that lie near to the coast
Page 216 - superiority in the cow, the palm must unquestionably be awarded to Guernsey. Three vergees and a half, or about one acre threefourths English, good land, are considered sufficient for the support of a cow. In Bellingsley's agricultural survey of Somersetshire, he says, " from three to four acres of land, will keep a cow, throughout the year.
Page 239 - in consideration of such aid, Jersey, and the other islands, should be made over to him and his heirs for ever, to be held independently of England. It is easy to discover in this treaty, and in the part secretly performed in it, by Louis XI., how important a possession these islands

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