Annual Register Volume 1763

Annual Register Volume 1763

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1764 edition. Excerpt: ...is to be measured by the distance they throw themselve; at every bound, compared wilh the length of their bodies 5 is we examine the speed and strength ofss a fiea by this method of reasoning, we shall find that instead of sour, it is able to throw itsels at least forty times its length; a force and velocity ten times greater than that of the barbs at Rome. f The English mile was fixed by Henry VII. at 1760 yards or rods os three feet each, consequently this mile contains 5,28o English feet, which are equivalent to 4,957 of the Paris measure, or to 816 French toises: the proportion of the English soot to the French being as r,35z to 1,44o. I And very often additional weights carried by the rid-ers. I Mr. Taaffe, then at Paris, since dead. ANNUAL REGISTER by this practice a great variety of African plants have, as it were, been naturalised in the American settlements, which have not yet received American names, and which ought to be excluded from the natural history of that country, The virtues and uses of this tree, and its fruit, are various; it most resembles the plant called in Latin mal-va, by the French main/e, and is like that mucillaginous, especially the bark and the leaves, and these parts are therefore principally used by the negroes of Senegal; they dry them in the shaded air, and then reduce them to powder, which is of a pretty good-green colour; this powder they preserve in bags of lincn or cotton, and call it illa; they use it every day, putting two or three pinches of it into a mess, whatever it happens to be, as we do pepper and salt; but their view is not to give a. relish to their food, but to preserve a perpetual and plentiful perspiration, and to attemper the too great heat of the blood; purposes which it certainly...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236979028
  • 9781236979025