Miscellanea Curiosa: Being a Collection of Some of the Principal Phaenomena in Nature, Accounted for by the Greatest Philosophers of this Age. Together with Several Discourses Read Before the Royal Society, for the Advancement of Physical and Mathematical Knowledge, Volume 3

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Edmond Halley
J. B., 1707 - 359 pages

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Page 287 - ... generally very considerable Rains. When the weather breaks many fall Sick, this being the Time of an endemical Sickness, for Seasonings, Cachexes, Fluxes, Scorbutical Dropsies, Gripes, or the like which I have attributed to this Reason. That by the extraordinary Heat, the Ferment of the Blood being raised too high, and the Tone of the Stomach relaxed, when the Weather breaks the Blood palls, and like overfermented Liquors is depauperated, or turns eager and sharp, and there's a crude Digestion,...
Page 290 - I should here consider the nature of Thunder, and compare it with some Sulphureous Spirits which I have drawn from Coals, that I could no way condense, yet were inflamable;" nay, would burn after they pass'd through Water, and that seemingly fiercer, if they were not over-power'd therewith.
Page 169 - Miles per diem, it being more than fo .much from this City to Euphrates. Ptolemy alfo mentions a River running by Palmyra, which did not appear to our Travellers, unlefs that Gut or Channel wherein they were overflowed by the Rain- Waters, were the Bed thereof ; which may, poffibly, run with a conftant Stream in the Winter or times of much Rain : But this (as the Rivers of Aleppo and Damafcus...
Page 273 - Pilgrimages made thither for the fpace of eleven hundred Years : It's inhabited only by Bonz.es, to the number of 3000, all of the Sect...
Page 424 - Africa :, that about Midnight it fell Calm, and being carried away with the Tide, by the time it was Day, he found he had left Britain on the left hand ; but then the Tide turning they fell to their Oars, and by Noon reached that part of the Ifland where he Landed before, and came on Shore without oppofition : and then March'd up into the Country, leaving his Ships at Anchor in lit
Page 290 - Bladders: and though it appeared as if they were only blown with Air, yet if I let it forth, and fired it with a Match or Candle, it would continue burning till all were spent.
Page 13 - Sound, as I received it from an able seaman, who was at the making of the trial. He told me that, being there in one of the king's frigates, they went with their pinnace into the mid stream, and were carried violently by the current ; that, soon after...
Page 319 - ... just when she comes to bear upon the fort, she might put the fort into that confusion as to have free passage enough. There was indeed an old fort of earth in the town, being a...
Page 318 - Sluce at the Mouth, where it opens into the back Creek ; for the Mouth of the Channel there is narrow, has a good hard Bottom, and is not past two Yards deep when the Flood is out; as if Nature had...
Page 304 - Nay, the same Sort of Seed in different Earths, will produce Tobacco much different as to Goodness. The richer the Ground, the better it is for Aranoko Tobacco, whose Scent is not much minded, their only Aim being to have it specious, large, and to procure it a bright Kite's Foot Colour.

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