Spectacle de la Nature: Or, Nature Display'd. Being Discourses on Such Particulars of Natural History as Were Thought Most Proper to Excite the Curiosity, and Form the Minds of Youth ... Tr. from the Original French ...

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L. Davis and C. Reymers, 1766 - Natural history
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Page 83 - A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
Page 104 - many people will b2 surprised to see me direct the making of flues under a greenhouse ; but though perhaps it may happen that there will be no necessity to make any fires in them for two or three years together, yet in very hard winters they will prove extremely useful.
Page 104 - Tool-Houie, that fo it may be quite hid from the Sight, and be in the Dry ; and the Fuel may be laid in the fame Place, whereby it will be always ready for Ufe. I...
Page 271 - Incitions, one towards the Head, and the other at the Bottom of the Trunk. The Bark is removed without being mattered, and is then foftened in Water; after which it is placed over a Bed of burning Coals, which blackens its outward Surface. When this Operation is over, it is worked into a Level by a Weight of.
Page 21 - ... with their shining Colours, but the greatest part of them, in order to render the Entertainment more exquisite, diffuse a fragrance that perfumes all the Air around us; and it should seem as if they were solicitous to reserve their Odours for the Evening and Morn, when walking is most agreeable, and their Sweets are very faint, during the heat of the day, when we visit them the least.
Page 259 - Their afcent is very moderate, and they may be acceffible to his hand that forms them. But the Deity has referved the trees of the foreft to himfelf; and, though he alfo gives exigence and growth to every other plant, the forefts alone may be confidered as his garden : They have been planted by no hand but his ; and he is the only being who affords them their cultivation ; he diffufes their minute feeds over the furface of a whole country ; his wife precaution has...
Page 104 - I would advife a Flue of about ten Inches in Width, and two Feet deep, to be carried the whole Length of the Houfe, and...
Page 261 - ... her own fubftance. If the repeated loppings of thickets and forefts, were to be all thrown together for fome ages, they would form piles as high as the mountains themfelves, on which they were cut; and if the earth either produced the woods, or nourifhed them from her own bowels, thefe would be all confutned t 275 ) confumed by degrees.
Page 259 - ... of a few fathoms from each other, and are frequently feparated by the fcanty fpace of four or five feet. Who formed the plan of thefe mighty works, and conducted them to their ultimate perfecton ? What gardener charged himfelf with the plantation of this amazing number of trees?
Page 12 - The greatelt part of them not only regale our View with the Beauty and Arrangement of their Colours, but gently delight our Smell with an exquifite Perfume ; and ęhen they have gratified our Senfes with an innocent Satisfaction, the Mind dill difclofes WonderĽ in them

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