The Gallery of Nature and Art (Volume 2)

The Gallery of Nature and Art (Volume 2) (Paperback)

By Edward Polehampton 
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Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1458874931
EAN: 9781458874931
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 334
Publish Date: 2012-1-31
Binding: Paperback
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: to moral wisdom; we, who have improved both, should join them both together. By this means we gather the truth of the highest and most excellent philosophy, to be found in those volumes of first antiquity, which we call sacred; and we should adore that divine light which they hold forth to us; especially in a country where the principles of true religion are open and undisguised; where the established profession of it is rational, noble, and lovely; worthy of the moral governor of the world. Phil. Trans, abridged, Vol. X.] CHAP. XX. EXTENSIVE EARTHQUAKE OF THE YEAR-1?55. -I H E earthquake of the above was certainly the most horrible and extensive of modern times, nor have we any account of any thing that can be compared to it in ancient history. Its origin appears to have been under the Atlantic Ocean, the waves of which were shaken almost as violently as the land; its range extended over a part of both the hemispheres, and more or less affected Europe, Africa and America, though it was in the south-western parts of Europe, in which its violence and devastation were chiefly conspicuous, and especially in the city of Lisbon, which fell a victim to its fury. We shall give the following details in the order in which they are communicated in the abridgment of the Philosophical Transactions. SECTION I. Account of the Earthquake at Lisbon, November 1st, 1755, from Mr. IVolfall. Since the beginning of the year 1750, we have had much less tain than has ever been known in the memory of man, exceptingtin- last spring; the summer lm.s been cooler than usual, and fur the last forty days, fine clear weather, but not remarkably so. On the first instant (Nov. 1755, ) about forty minules past nine in the morning, was felt a most violent shock of an earthquake; it seemed ...
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Title: The Gallery of Nature and Art (Volume 2)
Publisher: General Books
Author: Edward Polehampton
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1458874931
EAN: 9781458874931
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 334
Publish Date: 2012-1-31
Binding: Paperback

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