Narrative of the Operations of a Detachment in an Expedition to Candy: In the Island of Ceylon, in the Year 1804 ; with Some Observations on the Previous Campaign, and on the Nature of Candian Warfare, Etc., Etc., Etc

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C. and R. Baldwin, 1810 - 138 Seiten
 

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Seite 117 - There were black, deep blue, lighter blue, green, purple, red, yellow, white, and other colours or shades of colours. I laid them all out upon the snow in a bright sunshiny morning. In a few hours (I cannot now be exact as to the time) the black being warmed most by the sun, was sunk so low as to be below the stroke of the sun's rays ; the dark blue almost as low; the lighter blue not quite s» much as the dark ; the other colours less as they were lighter; and the quite white remained on the surface...
Seite 117 - ... white remained on the surface of the snow, not having entered it at all. What signifies philosophy that does not apply to some use ? May we not learn from hence that black clothes are not so fit to wear in a hot, sunny climate or season as white ones...
Seite 118 - That the ladies' summer hats, however, should be lined with black, as not reverberating on their faces those rays which are reflected upwards from the earth or water? That the putting a white cap of paper or linen within the crown of a black hat, as some do, will not keep out the heat, tho
Seite 116 - Try to fire paper with a burning-glass : if it be white, you will not easily burn it ; but if you bring the focus to a black spot, or upon letters, written or printed, the paper will immediately be on fire under the letters. Thus, fullers and dyers find black cloths, of equal thickness with white ones, and hung out equally wet, dry in the sun much sooner than the white, being more readily heated by the sun's rays. It is the same before a fire, the heat of which sooner penetrates black stockings than...
Seite 116 - Paper will be immediately on Fire under the Letters. Thus Fullers and Dyers find black Cloths, of equal Thickness with white ones, and hung out equally wet, dry in the Sun much sooner than the white, being more readily heated by the Sun's Rays. It is the same before a Fire; the Heat...
Seite 135 - Candians commenced an attack on the hill guard, in rear of the palace, on which was a 3-pounder, and took it. That soon after a strong body of the enemy, headed by a Malay chief, made a charge on the eastern barrier, to endeavour to take a gun which was there; they were opposed by Lieutenant Blakeney, at the head of a few men of the 19th, who himself fell in the conflict.
Seite 48 - SOS being nor was there any thing except the paths through the forests and round the bases of the mountains, to induce a belief that this quarter had ever been peopled. We crossed one broad river and several smaller. streams, none of which, fortunately, impeded our march. The weather during the day was close and sultry, the circulation of the air being impeded by the forests; the nights, on the contrary, were foggy and cold. These changes of climate began to take effect on the troops, and I found...
Seite 136 - ... Davie would give up Budoo Swammy, (the King whom Governor North placed on the throne of Candy, and who retreated with our troops,) they would assist him with boats and rafts to cross the river; on which Major Davie gave him up by his own consent. After which another message was sent, that there were plenty of bamboes and other materials at hand, and they might make rafts themselves.
Seite 117 - ... the body is more heated by the sun when we walk abroad, and are at the same time heated by the exercise, which double heat is apt to bring on putrid dangerous fevers? That soldiers and seamen, who must march and labour in the sun, should in the East or West Indies have an uniform of white?
Seite 117 - ... less as they were lighter; and the quite white remained on the surface of the snow, not having entered it at all. What signifies philosophy that does not apply to some use ? May we not learn from hence that black clothes...

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