A companion to the Liverpool museum

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Page 67 - See, through this air, this ocean, and this earth, All matter quick, and bursting into birth. Above, how high, progressive life may go ! Around, how wide ! how deep extend below ! Vast chain of being ! which from God began, Nature's ethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect, what no eye can see, No glass can reach; from infinite to thee, 240 From thee to nothing.
Page 2 - ... the tip of the tongues of the females. From some information we received, relative to the custom of tattowing, we were inclined to think, that it is frequently intended as a sign of mourning on the death of a chief, or any other calamitous event. For we were often told, that such a particular mark was in memory of such a chief, and so of the rest.
Page vii - The young women would often take the pen out of our hands, and show us that they knew the use of it as well as we did ; at the same time telling us that our pens were not so good as theirs. They looked upon a sheet of written paper, as a piece of cloth striped after...
Page 23 - ... hands of its pursuers : to avoid this, the hunter has recourse to artifice ; and by tickling it with a stick, it gives up its hold, and suffers itself to be taken alive. If no other means of escape be left, it rolls itself up within its covering by drawing in its head and legs, and bringing its tail round them as a band to connect them more forcibly together : in this situation it sometimes escapes by rolling itself over the edge of a precipice, and generally falls to the bottom unhurt.
Page 32 - ... from the point of the bill to the extremity of the tail. " To add to the singularity of this bird...
Page 79 - Egyptians used instead of glue. The relations then took home the body, and enclosing it in the wooden figure of a man, placed it in the catacombs. Another method of embalming, was injecting turpentine of cedar with a pipe into the body without cutting it; they then salted it for seventy days, and afterwards drew out the pipe, which brought along with it the intestines. The nitre dried up the flesh, leaving nothing but skin and bones. The third way was only by...
Page 54 - ... his powers and attuning his organs; by degrees the sound opens and swells, it bursts with loud and vivid flashes, it flows with smooth volubility, it faints and murmurs, it shakes with rapid and violent articulations; the soft breathings of love and joy are poured from...
Page 23 - ... tail, whilst making its way into the earth, its resistance is so great, that it will sometimes leave it in the hands of its pursuers. To avoid this, the hunter has recourse to artifice...
Page 79 - kept the bodies of their anceftors in houles adorned at a very great expence; and had the pleafure to fee their forefathers, who had been dead many years before they were born, and to obferve all their features as well as if they were living. But it do.es not appear that any bodies were ever difcovered embalmed in this manner.

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