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Page cxxxiii - In 1870 he received the honorary degree of DCL from the University of Oxford. Sir James was the reputed author of the well-known novel of
Page cxcix - The Assistant Commissioners guarantee in the fullest manner, on the part of the British Government, to the Emigrant Farmers beyond the Vaal River, the right to manage their own affairs and to govern themselves according to their own laws, without any interference on the part of the British Government...
Page 292 - Oh, that its waves were flowing over me! Oh, that I saw its grains of yellow silt Roll tumbling in the current o'er my head!" But, with a grave mild voice, Sohrab replied:— "Desire not that, my father! thou must live. For some are born to do great deeds, and live, As some are born to be obscured, and die.
Page cvii - ADDRESS TO THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. Delivered at the Anniversary Meeting on the 27th May, 1878.
Page 71 - ... attending. And the disease, by being communicated from the sick to the well, seemed daily to get ahead, and to rage the more, as fire will do, by laying on fresh combustibles.
Page 34 - Commons to be the faithful representative of that generous people, to whom I owe a debt of .gratitude that can never be repaid. " I am sensible, too, that I expose myself to the risk of displeasing those who may soon be the judges of my conduct ; but I trust to their candour, and their sense of honour, confident that they will enter into the feelings which alone influence my determination.
Page xcviii - Captain WJ Gill, RE, for the important geographical work performed during two long journeys of exploration, voluntarily undertaken, along the northern frontier of Persia in 1873, and in Western China and Thibet in 1877, and especially for the surveys and maps made by him.
Page cxciii - ... feet long, in many places stood up perpendicularly. Others were crushed up into fragments like broken glass. The real ice on the river did not appear to have been more than three feet thick, clear as glass and blue as an Italian sky. Upon the top of this was about four feet of white ice. This was as hard as a rock, and had no doubt been caused by the flooding of the snow when the water rose, and its subsequent freezing. On the top of the white ice was about eighteen inches of clear snow, which...
Page 46 - Ans. 8012 m. nearly. (2) How much, approximately, is the difference between the readings of two accurate barometers, placed one at the bottom and the other at the top of a Chicago building having 20 stories averaging 9.5 ft. high? (3) If water were used in a barometer instead of mercury, how many cm. tall would the column be under ordinary atmospheric pressure ? (4) How tall would the mercury barometric column be at a depth of 20 m.