Travels Through Part of the Russian Empire and the Country of Poland; Along the Southern Shores of the Baltic

David Longworth, 1816 - 403 頁

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第 81 頁 - CALEDONIA ! thou land of the mountain and rock, Of the ocean, the mist, and the wind ; Thou land of the torrent, the pine, and the oak, Of the roebuck, the hart, and the hind ; Though bare are thy cliffs, and though barren thy glens, Though bleak thy dun islands appear, Yet kind are the hearts and undaunted the clans That roam on these mountains so drear.
第 111 頁 - He next year observed the same object, which was then rather more disengaged from among the ice, but was still unable to conceive what it was. Towards the end of the following summer, 1801, he could distinctly see that it was the frozen carcase of an enormous animal, the entire flank of which and one of its tusks had become disengaged from the ice. In consequence of the ice beginning to melt earlier and to...
第 108 頁 - Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.
第 112 頁 - Mr Adams went to examine this animal, which still remained on the sandbank where it had fallen from the ice, but its body was then greatly mutilated. The...
第 317 頁 - Arcot, he drew from every quarter whatever a savage ferocity could add to his new rudiments in the art of destruction ; and compounding all the materials of fury, havoc, and desolation into one black cloud, he hung for a while on the declivities of the mountains.
第 113 頁 - The upper lip was a good deal eaten away, and the under lip was entirely gone, so that the teeth were distinctly seen. The animal was a male, and had a long mane on its neck. The skin was extremely thick and heavy, and as much of it remained as required the exertions often men to carry away, which they did with considerable difficulty. More than thirty pounds...
第 303 頁 - In the space of a square league, almost every spot was covered with the killed or wounded. On many places the bursting of the shells had promiscuously heaped together men and horses. The fire of our howitzers had been so destructive that mountains of dead bodies were scattered over the plain; and the few places...
第 300 頁 - The whole eminence, which overhung us, appeared in an instant a mass of moving iron : the glitter of the arms, and the rays of the sun reflected from the helmets and cuirasses of the dragoons, mingled with the flames of the cannon that on every side vomited forth death, gave to the redoubt the appearance of a volcano in the midst of the army.
第 113 頁 - ... wool, which grew among the roots of the long hair. These afford an undeniable proof that this animal had belonged to a race of elephants inhabiting a cold region, with which we are now unacquainted, and by no means fitted to dwell in the torrid zone.
第 112 頁 - The head remained, covered by the dried skin, and the pupil of the eyes was still distinguishable. The brain also remained within the skull, but a good deal shrunk and dried up ; and one of the ears was in excellent preservation, still retaining a tuft of strong bristly hair.