Journal of the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks

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Macmillan & Company, Limited, 1896 - 466 Seiten
 

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Seite xxx - A short Account of the Cause of the Disease in Corn, called by Farmers the Blight, the Mildew, and the Rust.
Seite 322 - The greatest part of them were now pretty far gone with the longing for home which the Physicians have gone so far as to esteem a disease under the name of Nostalgia...
Seite 101 - Thank heaven I have a sufficiency and I do not know why I may not keep him as a curiosity, as well as some of my neighbours do lions and tygers at a larger expence than he will probably ever put me to...
Seite 280 - To compare it to any European animal would be impossible as it has not the least resemblance of any one I have seen.
Seite xxxvii - ... may happen to them. They may be devoured by vermin of all kinds. The house where they are lodged may be burnt. Those destined to describe them may die. Even you, the promoter of every scientific undertaking in your country, may be taken from us. All sublunary things are uncertain, nor ought any thing to be trusted to treacherous futurity. I therefore once more beg, nay I earnestly beseech you, to urge the publication of these new discoveries. I confess it to be my most ardent wish to see this...
Seite 127 - In the Article of food these people may almost be said to be exempt from the Curse of our Forefathers, scarcely can it be said that they Earn their bread with the sweat of their brow; benevolent Nature hath not only Supply'd them with necessarys, but with abundance of Superfluities.
Seite 390 - ... is inhabited by none but Chinese fruit-sellers, who are supplied from the gardens of gentlemen in the neighbourhood of the town with such as is fresh, and excellent in its kind, for which, however, they must be paid more than four times the market price. The town in general is supplied from a considerable distance, where great quantities of land are cultivated merely for the production of fruit. The country people, to whom these lands belong, meet the people of the town at two great markets;...
Seite xxxvii - Do but consider, my friend, if these treasures are kept back, what may happen to them. They may be devoured by vermin of all kinds. The house where they are lodged may be burnt. Those destined to describe them may die. Even you, the promoter of every scientific undertaking in your country, may be taken from us.
Seite 280 - Its fore legs are extreemly short and of no use to it in walking, its hind again as disproportionaly long; with these it hops 7 or 8 feet at each hop in the same manner as the Gerbua, to which animal indeed it bears much resemblance except in Size, this being in weight 38 Ib and the Gerbua no larger than a common rat.
Seite 174 - Cabin, have however an easy remedy for this, by baking it in an oven not too hot, which makes them all walk off but this cannot be allowed to the private People, who must find the taste of these animals very disagreeable, as they every one taste as strong as mustard, or rather spirits of hartshorn; they are of...

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