The Climate of London, Volumen2

W. Phillips, sold also by J. and A. Arch, 1818

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Página 303 - The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
Página vi - While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Página 192 - To do justice to popular observation, 1 may now state that in a majority of our summers, a showery period, which with some latitude as to time and local circumstances may be admitted to constitute daily rain for forty days, does come on about the time indicated by this tradition : not that any long space before is often so dry as to mark distinctly its commencement.
Página 8 - Darkness was only visible at eight o'clock; and the birth of May dawned like the day of judgment : a chaotic gloom enveloped the mountain, and an impenetrable haze hung over the sea, with black sluggish clouds of a sulphureous cast. The whole island was covered with favilla, cinders, scoria, and broken masses of volcanic matter. It was not until the afternoon, the muttering noise of the mountain sunk gradually into a solemn yet suspicious silence. Such were the particulars of this sublime and tremendous...
Página 7 - The thundering noise of the mountain, and the vibration of sound that had been so formidable hitherto, now mingled in the sullen monotonous roar of the rolling lava, became so terrible, that dismay was almost turned into despair. At this time the first earthquake was felt : this was followed by showers of cinders, that fell with the hissing noise of hail during two hours.
Página 6 - At night, it was manifest, that it had greatly disengaged itself from its burthen, by the appearance of fire flashing now and then, flaking above the mouth of the crater. On Thursday, the memorable 30th of April, the reflection of the rising sun on this majestic body of curling vapour was sublime beyond" imagination ; any comparison of the Glaciers, of the Andes, or Cordilleras with it, can but feebly convey an idea of the fleecy whiteness and brilliancy of this awful column of intermingled and wreathed...
Página 192 - He was singular for his desire to be buried in the open churchyard, and not in the chancel of the minster, as was usual with other bishops...
Página 7 - Ronde. Vast globular bodies of fire were seen projected from the fiery furnace, and bursting, fell back into it, or over it, on the surrounding bushes which were instantly set in flames. About four hours from the lava boiling over the crater, it reached the sea, as we could observe from the reflection of the fire and the electric flashes attending it.
Página 7 - ... began. Those only who have witnessed such a sight, can form any idea of the magnificence and variety of the lightning and electric flashes ; some forked zig-zag playing across the perpendicular column from the crater — others shooting upwards from the mouth like rockets of the most dazzling lustre — others, like shells with their trailing fuses, flying in different parabolas, with the most vivid scintillations from the dark sanguine column, which now seemed inflexible, and immovable by the...

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