The life and correspondence of Henry Salt. [Followed by] Egypt, a poem by a traveller [H. Salt].

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Page 275 - There are one or two points to which I should like to call your attention, if it would not be too late. " Believe me, my dear sir, With much sincerity yours, &c. HENRY SALT.
Page 197 - Salt was first gratified with the sight of that remarkable animal called the Galla Ox, or Sanga, so much celebrated for the size of its horns. Three of these oxen he observed grazing with the other cattle ; they were in perfect health, and he was informed by the natives " that in no instance, as Bruce erroneously supposed, was the size of the horns occasioned by disease." It appears, indeed, by the papers annexed to the last edition of Mr. Bruce's work, that he never saw the Sanga, though he has...
Page 468 - Sals, and proceeded to a small tower at Boulak belonging to Boghoz Yusuff, first interpreter to his highness, where we shut ourselves up in quarantine. " This house was a perfect oven ; the sun glaring full upon the only windows we had in front for ten hours, and the kitchen at the back supplying us with almost an equal quantity of hot air. Near it stood a mosque, where all those who died of plague in the neighbourhood were buried, so that, as they passed under our windows, we had a fine opportunity...
Page 153 - I know not, (indeed, who can know ?) whether the spirits of the just are ever permitted to hover over those whom they have loved most tenderly ; but if such permission be given, (and who can say it is impossible ?) then it must greatly increase your brother's present happiness, and greatly dimmish that painful sense of separation which even the souls of the righteous may be supposed to feel...
Page 114 - the course of the day they received abundance of provisions, and were otherwise treated with great attention and politeness. At twelve at night the Ras sent them some clouted cream, and at four Mr. Salt was called up to receive the compliments of the morning, which afforded him no indifferent specimen of the Ras's watchfulness. About two in the morning the party were invited to breakfast with the Ras, and were received with the same distinction as before, the Ras feeding them himself somewhat in...
Page 457 - I have omitted to mention that on our way from Malta, we touched at the island of Milo, where the inhabitants have lately discovered a theatre of white marble, which appears, from the little that has yet been exposed to view, to be in very perfect preservation. The seats at present opened are seven in number, beautifully worked out of large masses of the finest marble, and forming the segment of a circle, whose diameter, if complete, would be 116 feet.
Page 353 - How art thou, my dear Mr. Sawelt? I am most happy that thou hast returned safe. Heaven is with thee: earth is with thee. How art thou, Hinorai Sawelt? Peace be to thee, and may the peace of the Lord be with thee! Above all things, how art thou, my friend Hinorai Sawelt?
Page 153 - ... loved most tenderly, but if such permission be given, (and who can say it is impossible ?) then it must greatly increase your brother's present happiness and greatly diminish that painful sense of separation which even the souls of the righteous may be supposed to feel, if he sees you resigned, patient, hopeful, trusting on the same prop which was his refuge in the hour of dread, and that good Providence to whose care he fervently and faithfully committed you.
Page 463 - ... the molecular concentration of each substance engaged in the reaction. This is universal and holds for all chemical changes, whether they are reversible or not. In case of reversible reactions, the law holds for the change from right to left as well as from left to right, and hence the final chemical equilibrium reached is also determined by the law of mass action. One can best comprehend this by thinking of the equilibrium as reached when the rate of speed of the forward action just equals that...
Page 197 - Ras having subsequently made me a present of three of these animals alive, I found them not only in excellent health, but so exceedingly wild, that I was obliged to have them shot. The horns of one of these are now deposited in the museum of the Surgeons' College, and a still larger pair are placed in the collection of Lord Valentia, at Arley Hall.

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