Report, Volumes 29-36

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Page 20 - A noble race ! but they are gone, With their old forests wide and deep, And we have built our homes upon Fields where their generations sleep. Their fountains slake our thirst at noon, Upon their fields our harvest waves, Our lovers woo beneath their moon — Then let us spare, at least, their graves ! MIDSUMMER.
Page 49 - O'er a' the ills o' life victorious! But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever ; Or like the Borealis race, That flit ere you can point their place; Or like the rainbow's lovely form / Evanishing amid the storm. — Nae man can tether time or tide; The hour approaches Tam maun ride; That hour, o...
Page 5 - That the best thanks of the Society be given to the Officers and Council, for their services during the past year.
Page 55 - The ground is rocky, but it has in it earthy veins, the produce of which is brought down and melted and purified. Then, when they have cast it into the form of cubes, they carry it to a certain island adjoining to Britain and called Iktis (probably St.
Page 31 - One chapel in repair, of which the windows arc weak ; two sufficient stables for ten horses ; one vile gaol badly covered with lead, and one other prison called Larder, much dilapidated. One passage leading from the castle to the high tower, nearly covered with lead, of which the steps are still wanting. There are in the same tower two chambers, of which the doors and windows are of no value. In the same tower are two mantles of wrought stone, of which one belongs to the aforesaid tower. There is...
Page 48 - The combats between them on this occasion last sometimes pretty long, because the stranger only turns about, and does not fly directly from the nest ; however the others do not forsake it till they have quite driven it out of their limits. After these birds have raised their young one, and left it to itself, they are always together, which the other birds are not ; and though they happen to mingle with other birds of the same species, these two companions never disunite.
Page 13 - It is a great problem yet to be solved to determine what will be the state of society when man's physical powers are highly exalted, and his physical condition highly ameliorated, without any corresponding change in his moral habits and position. There is much reason to fear that every great advance in material civilization requires some moral and compensatory antagonism ; but however this may be, the very indeterminate character of the problem is a warning to the rulers of nations to prepare for...
Page 17 - ... perhaps a foot in depth, their brims are tolerably sharply cut, their sides are perfectly smooth, no trace of disintegration appears in either of them, and they are evidently of artificial origin. No symmetrical arrangement appears to prevail in their positions, and they are at irregular distances apart. The priests of the temples, as well as my native attendants, professed entire ignorance of any...
Page 48 - Some have complained that inscriptions on tomb-stones convey no general information, except that individuals were born and died — accidents which happen alike to all men. But the death of a species is so remarkable an event in natural history, that it deserves commemoration ; and it is with no small...
Page 55 - These prepare the tin, working very skilfully the earth which produces it The ground is rocky, but it has in it earthy veins the produce of which is brought down, and melted and purified.

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