The Edinburgh encyclopaedia, conducted by D. Brewster, Volume 4
W. Blackwood; and John Waugh, Edinburgh; John Murray; Baldwin & Cradock; J.M. Richardson, London; and the other proprietors, 1830
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Page 403 - Mexico ; on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
Page 437 - ... which he may do in about an hour, he will as completely fulfil his duty to his own and future generations, as the native of our less temperate climate can do by ploughing in the cold of winter, and reaping in the summer's heat, as often as these seasons return; even if, after he has procured bread for his present household, he should convert a surplus into money, and lay it up for his children.
Page 369 - Bourdaloue is, indeed, a great reasoner, and inculcates his doctrines with much zeal, piety, and earnestness; but his style is verbose, he is disagreeably full of quotations from the fathers, and he wants imagination. Massillon has more grace, more sentiment, and, in my opinion, every way more genius. He discovers much knowledge both of the world and of the human heart; he is pathetic and persuasive; and, upon...
Page 467 - The mouth or mouths of the kiln are now dammed up with a shinlug, which consists of pieces of bricks piled one upon another, and closed with wet brick earth, leaving above it just room sufficient to receive a fagot. The fagots are made of furze, heath, brake, fern, &c., and the kiln is supplied with these until its arches look white, and the fire appears at the top; upon which the fire is slackened for an hour, and the kiln allowed gradually to cool. This heating and cooling is repeated until the...
Page 436 - Guam use it for bread. They gather it, when full grown, while it is green and hard ; then they bake it in an oven, which scorcheth the rind and makes it black, but they scrape off the outside black crust, and there remains a tender, thin crust; and the inside is soft, tender and white like the crumb of a penny loaf.
Page 381 - ... nothing will supply the want of prudence; and that negligence and irregularity, long continued, will make knowledge useless, wit ridiculous, and genius contemptible.
Page 440 - ... neatly lined in the bottom and sides with grass ; the whole is then covered with leaves, and heavy stones laid upon them : in this state it undergoes a second fermentation, and becomes sour, after which it will suffer no change for many months : it is taken out of the hole as it is wanted for use, and being made into balls, it is wrapped up in leaves and baked ; after it is dressed, it will keep five or six weeks. It is eaten both cold and hot, and the natives seldom make a meal without it, though...
Page 356 - Such a permission is absolutely necessary, and is impliedly given him in the very act of constituting him master, not indeed by the common law, but by the marine law, which in this respect is reasonable ; for if a ship happen to be at sea, and spring a leak, or the voyage is likely to be defeated for want of necessaries, it is better that the master should have it in his power to pledge the ship and goods, or either of them, than that the ship should be lost, or the voyage...
Page 410 - After having devoured all the leather in our vessel, even to the covering of the trunks, we thought ourselves approaching to the last moment of our life ; but necessity suggested to some one the idea of pursuing the rats and mice ; and we had the greater hope of taking them easily, because, having no more crumbs, nor any thing to devour, they ran in great numbers through the vessel, dying from hunger.
Page 433 - ... bread. After having boiled onethird of peeled apples, he bruised them, while quite warm, into two-thirds of flour, including the proper quantity of yeast, and kneaded the whole without water, the juice of the fruit being quite sufficient. When this mixture had acquired the consistency of paste, he put it into a vessel, in which he allowed it to rise for about twelve hours. By this process he obtained a very excellent bread, full of eyes, and extremely palatable and light.