Kirby's Wonderful and Eccentric Museum; Or, Magazine of Remarkable Characters. Including All the Curiosities of Nature and Art, from the Remotest Period to the Present Time, Drawn from Every Authentic Source. Illustrated with Volume 3

Kirby's Wonderful and Eccentric Museum; Or, Magazine of Remarkable Characters. Including All the Curiosities of Nature and Art, from the Remotest Period to the Present Time, Drawn from Every Authentic Source. Illustrated with Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...spades, which as soon as they are flung up into the air crumble into dust; but all the rest, even the Willows themselves, which are softer than Ash, preserve their substance and texture entire to this day. Mr. De la Pryme has seen fir trees, that as they lay along, after they had fallen, emitted large branches from their sides, which had grown up to the bulk and height of considerable trees. It is very observable, and manifestly evident, that several of all those sorts of trees have been burnt, but especially the fir-trees, some quite through, and others on one side: some have been found chopped and squared, others bored through, and others half split with large wooden wedges, with stones in them, and broken axe-heads, somewhat resembling the figure of sacrificing axes, and all this in such places and at such depths, as could not be opened since the destruction of this forest, till the time of the drainage. Near a large root in the parish of Hatfield, were found eight or nine coins of some of the Roman Emperors, very much consumed and defaced; and it is worthy of observation, that upon the confines of this low country, between Burningham and Brumby in Lincolnshire, are several large hills of loose sand, under which, as they are yearly worn or blown away, are discovered several roots of large firs, with the marks of the axe as fresh upon them as if they had been cut down but a few weeks, and this Mr De la Pryme has often seen; hazel F F 2 nuts nuts and acorns have been frequently found at the bottom of the soil of those levels and moors, and whole bushels of fir-apples or cones in large quantities together; and at the very bottom of a new river or drain, almost 100 yards wide and four or five miles long, were found old trees squared and cut, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236676076
  • 9781236676078