The Modern Traveller: A Description, Geographical, Historical, and Topographical, of the Various Countries of the Globe, Հատոր 7

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Էջ 110 - ... eruptions of the central volcano continued till the month of February 1760. In the following years they became gradually less frequent. The Indians, frightened at the horrible noises of the new volcano, abandoned at first all the villages situated within seven or eight leagues distance of the playas de Jorullo.
Էջ 40 - ... circular doors, cemented closely to the wood, but capable of being removed at pleasure. Some persons use cylindrical hives, made of earthenware, instead of the clumsy apparatus of wood ; these are relieved by raised...
Էջ 60 - He was astonished to find there an Indian town with two great squares, houses of several stories, and streets well laid out, and parallel to one another.
Էջ 40 - When it is ascertained by the weight, that the hive is full, the end pieces are removed, and the honey withdrawn. The hive we saw opened, was only partly filled; which enabled us to see the economy of the interior to more advantage. The honey is not contained in the elegant hexagonal cells of our hives, but in wax bags, not quite so large as an egg. These bags, or...
Էջ 111 - This fact appears to prove that there is no exaggeration in the accounts of several old Indians, who affirm that, for many years after the first eruption, the plains . of Jorullo, even at a great distance from the scene of the explosion, were uninhabitable from the excessive heat which prevailed in them.
Էջ 72 - There is, near Santa Fe, in some of the mountains, a stratum of talc, which admits of being divided into thin flakes, of which are made the windows of most of the houses in Santa Fe and all the villages to the north. New Mexico carries on a trade direct with Mexico and Biscay, and with Sonora. It sends out annually about 30,000 sheep ; also, dressed deer-skins and cabrie-skins, some fur, buflalo robes, tobacco, salt, and wrought copper vessels of a superior quality.
Էջ 109 - The decomposition of the water contributed to invigorate the flames, which were distinguishable at the city of Pascuaro, though situated on a very extensive table-land 4,600 feet elevated above the plains of las pldyas de Jorullo.
Էջ 108 - They were bounded by basaltic mountains, of which the structure seems to indicate that all this country, at a very remote period, had been already several times convulsed by volcanoes. These fields, watered by artificial means, belonged to the plantation (hacienda) of San Pedro de Jorullo, one of the greatest and richest of the country. In the month of June 1759, a subterraneous noise was heard.
Էջ 40 - ... relieved by raised figures and circular rings, so as to form rather handsome ornaments in the verandah of a house, where they are suspended by cords from the roof, in the same manner that the wooden ones in the villages are hung to the eaves of the cottages. On one side of the hive, half-way between the ends, there is a small hole made, just large enough for a loaded bee to enter, and shaded by a projection to prevent the rain from trickling in. In this hole, generally representing the mouth...

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