Petroleum: a History of the Oil Region of Venango County, Pennsylvania: Its Resources, Mode of Development, and Value: Embracing a Discussion of Ancient Oil Operations
J. P. Skelly, 1866 - 299 páginas
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Página 39 - Near unto which town is a valley of pitch very marvellous to behold, and a tiling almost incredible, wherein are many springs throwing out abundantly a kind of black substance, like unto tar and pitch, which serveth all the countries thereabouts to make staunch their barks and boats, every one of which springs maketh a noise like a smith's forge in puffing and blowing out the matter, which never ceaseth night nor day, and the noise is heard a mile off, swallowing up all weighty things that come upon...
Página 219 - When orient dews impearl the enamell'd lawn ; Than from his sides in bright suffusion flow, That now with gold empyreal seem to glow; Now in pellucid sapphires meet the view, And emulate the soft celestial hue; Now beam a flaming crimson on the eye, And now assume the purple's deeper dye : But here description clouds each shining ray; What terms of art can nature's powers display...
Página 250 - Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views At evening from the top of Fesole Or in Valdarno to descry new lands, .Rivers or mountains in her spotty globe; His spear, to equal which the tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian hills to be the mast Of some great ammiral, were but a wand.
Página 18 - They told me, that it was their absolute design to take possession of the Ohio, and by G — they would do it ; for that, although they were sensible the English could raise two men for their one, yet they knew their motions were too slow and dilatory to prevent any undertaking of theirs.
Página 247 - He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots. He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing. He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light.
Página 247 - There is a path which no fowl knoweth, And which the vulture's eye hath not seen : The lion's whelps have not trodden it, Nor the fierce lion passed by it.
Página 219 - What radiant changes strike the astonished sight ! What glowing hues of mingled shade and light ! Not equal beauties gild the lucid West With parting beams all o'er profusely drest, Not lovelier colours paint the vernal Dawn, When orient dews impearl the...
Página 57 - A point was selected where the oil appeared to bubble up most freely, when a pit was excavated to a depth of two or three feet. Sometimes this pit was rudely walled up, sometimes not. Sometimes it was near the edge of the water on the bank of the stream, sometimes in the bed of the stream itself, advantage being taken of a time of low water. In these pits the oil and water would collect together, until a stratum of the former would form upon the surface of the latter, when a coarse blanket or piece...