The Monthly review. New and improved ser, Volume 11

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Page 550 - It is an attested fact that, if a ring be dropped into a deep well, and a signal given to him, he will fly down with amazing celerity, catch the ring before it touches the water...
Page 548 - English custom; but it is unquestionably very ancient, and is still kept up even in great towns, though less in them than in the country. With us, it is chiefly confined to the lower class of...
Page 552 - ... Hindus; the heat of which had firft ftirred the humours, which, on flopping the external difcharge, had fallen on the joints, and then had occafioned a quantity of aduft bile to mix itfelf with the blood and infect the whole mafs. Of this dreadful complaint, however caufed, the firft fymptoms are a numbnefs and rednefs of the whole body, and principally of the face, an impeded hoarfe voice, thin hair and even baldnefs, offenfive perfpiration and breath, and whitlows on the nails. The cure is...
Page 556 - ... carried much farther ; becaufe many of their rules in aftronomy are approximations deduced from infinite feries, or at leaft have every appearance of it ;' fuch, for inftance, as finding the fine from the arc, and the contrary ; and finding the angles of a right angled triangle from the hypothenufe and fides, independent of tables of fines ; and fevcral others of a fimilar nature, much more complicated. I have been informed by one of their Pundits, that, fome time ago, there...
Page 188 - For thee my borders nurse the fragrant wreath, My fountains murmur, and my zephyrs breathe; Slow slides the painted snail, the gilded fly Smooths his fine down, to charm thy curious eye...
Page 547 - Behold, where yon blue riv'let glides Along the laughing dale; Light reeds bedeck its verdant sides, And frolick in the gale. So shines our Prince! In bright array The Virtues round him wait; And sweetly smil'd th'auspicious day, That raised Him o'er our State.
Page 490 - Bengal is whitefr and of a more diftindt fparry texture than the Chinefe, which is grey, and generally in the form of hexagonal prifms, about an inch in length, and three quarters of an inch in thicknefs. Its fragments are opake, except when they are reduced to very thin...
Page 549 - ... late Suraja Doulah, I am told, was very fond of making Huli Fools, though he was a Mussulman of the highest rank. They carry the joke here so far, as to send letters, making appointments in the name of persons who, it is known, must be absent from their house at the time fixed upon ; and the laugh is always in proportion to the trouble given.
Page 419 - ... whole patrimony of Lumbercourt, and a peerage at one slap. — Why it is a stroke — a hit — a hit.
Page 553 - ... and, thus completely levigated, a little water being mixed with them, make pills of them as large as tares or small pulse, and keep them dry in a shady place.

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