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The original book on oceanography. Classic scientific book on currents and weather at sea. I have the 6th edition published in 1856. The most valuable book I own. Read full review
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Page 279 - God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof. For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven; To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure. When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder; Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out. And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
Page 509 - Affording an immediate Reference to Phrases and Sentences that have become embedded in the English language. Second and enlarged Edition. "The most extensive dictionary of quotation we have met with." — Notes and Queries. Essays by Montaigne. Edited, Compared, Revised, and Annotated by the Author of "The Gentle Life." With Vignette Portrait. Second Edition. " We should be glad if any words of ours could help to bespeak a large circulation for this handsome attractive book." — Illustrated Times....
Page 509 - There is not a single thought in the volume that does not contribute in some measure to the formation of a true gentleman.
Page 103 - All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
Page 22 - There is a river in the ocean. In the severest droughts it never fails, and in the mightiest floods it never overflows. Its banks and its bottom are of cold water, while its current is of warm. The Gulf of Mexico is its fountain, and its mouth is in the Arctic Seas. It is the Gulf Stream.
Page 506 - L' Allegro. Poetry of Nature. Harrison Weir. Rogers' (Sam.) Pleasures of Memory. Shakespeare's Songs and Sonnets. Tennyson's May Queen. Elizabethan Poets. Wordsworth's Pastoral Poems. " Such works are a glorious beatification for a poet.
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Page 502 - Round Table. With Biographical Introduction. The Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, and the Letter to a Friend. By Sir THOMAS BROWNE, Knt. Ballad Poetry of the Affections.
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