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86. oldal - In taking a view of the state of our country we in the first place notice the late affliction of two of our cities under the fatal fever which in latter times has occasionally visited our shores. Providence in His goodness gave it an early termination on this occasion and lessened the number of victims which have usually fallen before it. In the course of the several visitations by this disease it has appeared that it is strictly local, incident to...
86. oldal - Providence, in his goodness, gave it an early termination on this occasion, and lessened the number of victims which have usually fallen before it. In the course of the several visitations by this disease, it has appeared that it is strictly local, incident to cities and on the tide-waters only, incommunicable in the country, either by persons under the disease, or by goods carried from diseased places ; that its access is with the autumn, and it disappears with the early frosts:' after which it...
232. oldal - ... the one to the north and the other to the south, the union of the two together would of course constitute the figure of such a star.
234. oldal - Hindostan to have waited till Alexander the Great conquered Bactria, in order to obtain appellations for the most endearing ties of nature, and to enable them to express the venerable relations of father find mother.
234. oldal - ... present amount. It is the sort, and not the number of similar words that attest the affiliation or consanguinity of nations and languages. There are things which must have been named in the very infancy of society, and before the first dawn of civilization. Where these names correspond in different countries, we may confidently infer, that the one has been peopled from the same stock with the other.
43. oldal - PERIPATETIC philosophy was alone admitted into all the schools, to the utter depravation of every kind of learning." But mankind, having at length thrown off this yoke, affairs are now returned nearly to the same situation as before, and EUROPE is at present a copy at large, of what GREECE was formerly a pattern in miniature.
263. oldal - Africa, are scattered multitudes of ruins, which attest the existence in ancient times of splendid cities, depopulated either by the sword, the plague, or pestilence ; and noscenda ruinis, is an expression used by Lucretius, that intimates such remains might be well expected to be found. It is true accordingly, that in India also, a country which has been remarkably subject to political changes, there yet remain the evidences of many ruined cities. Among the frequent notices of such, taken by Mr....
45. oldal - Remains, p. 32. The author truly adds, that " many more might be found, if a man would be idle enough to gather them ;" and I shall premise what he says by way of introduction to them, as it is possible he might have intended to insinuate by it the same thing, as I have been more broadly stating. «
230. oldal - I was surprized to discover ornaments upon it which were familiar to my eyes. On accurately observing the building in all its parts, I found each column to contain the different ornaments which are found in the other parts of the building. It is certainly curious to observe most of the ornamental parts of Grecian architecture appearing in a building erected on the plains of Hindustan,
234. oldal - Where these names correspond in different countries, we may confidently infer, that the one has been peopled from the same stock with the other. Thus, the names of the parts of the human body, of the relations of consanguinity, and of the animals most familiar to man, constitute a class of words without which we cannot suppose mankind to exist, even in the rudest state of society. To. adopt the hypothesis of the learned Bayer, we must suppose the inhabitants of Hindostan to have waited till Alexander...

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