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" The common benefits of water are an object of desire and contest ; and such is the scarcity of wood that some art is requisite to preserve and propagate the element of fire. "
The Mississippi Valley: Its Physical Geography, Including Sketches of the ... - Page 128
by John Wells Foster - 1869 - 443 pages
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 9

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1789
...diffufe a noxious and even deadly vapour; the hillocks of fand which they alternately raife and fcatter , are compared to the billows of the ocean, and whole caravans, whole armies, have been Joft and buried in the •whirlwind. The common c HA P. benefits of water are an object of defire and...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 9

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1802
...fcatter, are compared to the billows of the ocean, and whole caravans, whole armies, have been loft and buried in the whirlwind. The common benefits of water are an objeft of defire and conteft j and luch is the fcarcity of wood, that fome art is requifite to preferve...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1805
...south-west, diffuse a noxious and even deadly vapour; the hillocks of sand which they alternately raise and scatter, are compared to the billows of the ocean, and whole caravans, whdle armies, have been lost and buried in the whirlwind. The common benefits of water are an object...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 9

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1806
...south-west, diffuse a noxious and even deadly vapour ; the hillocks of sand which they alternately raise and scatter, are compared to the billows of the ocean,...navigable rivers, which fertilize the soil, and convey its produce to the adjacent regions : The torrents that fall from the hills are imbibed by the thirsty...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1816
...south-west, diffuse a noxious and even deadly vapour; the hillocks of sand which they alternately raise and scatter, are compared to the billows of the ocean,...requisite to preserve and propagate the element of lire. Arabia is destitute of navigable rivers, which fertilise the soil, and convey its produce to...
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The Female Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, in Prose and Verse: Selected ...

Mrs. Barbauld (Anna Letitia) - Readers - 1816 - 392 pages
...even deadly vapour; ihe hillocks of sand, which they alternately raise and scatter, are compared te the billows of the ocean, and whole caravans, whole...are an object of desire and contest ; and, such is tile scarcity of wood, that some art is requisite to preserve and propagate the element of fire. Arabia...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, Volume 9

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1820
...south-west, diffuse a noxious and even deadly vapour ; the hillocks of 'sand which they alternately raise and scatter, are compared to the billows of the ocean,...the scarcity of wood, that some art is requisite to pre serve and propagate the element of fire. Arabia is destitute of navigable rivers, which fertilize...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1821
...(Dissert. Miscell. tom. 1. p. 591—617.) of sand, which they alternately raise and scatter, are com" pared to the billows of the ocean, and whole caravans, whole...navigable rivers, which fertilize the soil, and convey its produce to the adjacent regions: the torrents that fall from the hills are imbibed by the thirsty earth:...
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The annals of Jamaica, Volume 2

George Wilson Bridges - Jamaica - 1828
...alternately raise and scatter, are compared to the billows of the ocean, and armies might be buried in a whirlwind. The common benefits of water are an object...of desire and contest, and such is the scarcity of fuel that some art is requisite to preserve and propagate the element of fire. Yet the rapturous *...
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The Annals of Jamaica, Volume 2

George Wilson Bridges - Jamaica - 1828
...The common benefits of water are an object of desire and contest, and such is the scarcity of fuel that some art is requisite to preserve and propagate the element of fire. Yet the rapturous * Gibbon shrewdly observes, that Mahomet has not specified the male companions of...
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