Proceedings and Transactions of the Nova Scotian Institute of Natural Science, Volume 2,Parte 4

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Nova Scotian Institute of Natural Science., 1870

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Pagina 62 - Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
Pagina 54 - Laridue of Nova Scotia," before quoted, appending thereto the following equivocal note : " Although known on our coast, of the habits or distribution of this species we possess but meagre information. I am inclined to think that this is the species which I have observed keeping company with the steamer the whole way across the Atlantic." Mr. Ridgway in his Manual of North American Birds (p. 32) says that the species is found over the whole of North America, breeding far northward, and migrating south,...
Pagina 67 - Pliny speaks of an agate belonging to King Pyrrhus which represented the nine Muses, with Apollo in the midst holding a lyre ; the whole being most perfect, though a mere freak of nature. Majolus informs us that there is in Venice an agate on which is the figure of a man thus drawn by the hand of nature. It is also said that in the church of St. John, at Pisa, there is a stone of the same kind, representing an old hermit in a desert, seated on the banks of a stream, and holding in his hand a little...
Pagina 68 - Pictou, at the locality indicated on the map. At this place, one bed appears to be forty feet thick, and much resembles that in the Devonian at Nictaux, but the ore is more silicious, and contains only about forty per cent. of metal.
Pagina 66 - ... so remote, agate articles are sold in Germany at prices astonishingly low. One other fact in connection with the agate frauds may be worth recording. Upper Egypt is known to yield agates, though different from those of South America, and much less abundant. Travellers from Europe in passing through that country enquire for these; and, to meet the demand, Brazilian agates are now sent to Egypt, and there sold for Kgyptian agates. At Cairo, especially, numbers are thus disposed of to English and...
Pagina 112 - Fascia is widely distributed, being found also on the Atlantic and Mediterranean shores of Europe ; and at the Falkland Islands in the Southern Atlantic.
Pagina 94 - The town is fortified with an entrenchment, salient angles, and redoubts, which inclose about half a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in width.
Pagina 65 - This business occupies a considerable number of the 3000 inhabitants. The stones are ground and polished by means of grinding-stones of red sandstone, moved by water-wheels in numerous small mills scattered along the neighbouring streams.
Pagina 63 - God's works, and none but the holy can rightly study or know them. His works are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein; but not for themselves, but for him that made them. Your study of physics and other sciences is not worth a rush if it be not God . . . that you seek after [in them].
Pagina 68 - In many places extensive masses of shattered quartzlte and slate are penetrated in every direction by slender veins of micaceous specular ore. In addition to these veins of iron ore. conformable beds, as already mentioned, exist in the upper Silurian slates, more especially on the East. River of Plctou, at the locality indicated on the map.

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