Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon, Volum 2

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R. Armstrong [etc.] Public Printer, 1854
 

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Pàgina 366 - ... grant any favor, privilege, or immunity whatever, in matters of commerce and navigation, to other nations, which shall not be also immediately extended to the citizens of the other contracting party, who shall enjoy the same, gratuitously, if the concession shall have been gratuitous, or on giving a compensation as nearly as possible of proportionate value and effect, to be adjusted by mutual agreement, if the concession shall have been conditional.
Pàgina 349 - The extraordinary noise caused by the horses' hoofs makes the fish issue from the mud, and excites them to combat. These yellowish and livid eels, resembling large aquatic serpents, swim on the surface of the water, and crowd under the bellies of the horses and mules. A contest between animals of so different an organisation furnishes a very striking spectacle.
Pàgina 62 - Blackfeet: from thence we went up Henry's or North fork which bears North of East thirty miles and crossed a large rugged mountain...
Pàgina 350 - The mules and horses appear less frightened; their manes are no longer bristled, and their eyes express less dread. The gymnoti approach timidly the edge of the marsh, where they are taken by means of small harpoons, fastened to long cords. When the cords are very dry, the Indians feel no shock in raising the fish into the air. In a few minutes we had five large eels, the greater part of which were but slightly wounded.
Pàgina 366 - ... hereby agreed between them that any favor, privilege, or immunity whatever, in matters of commerce and navigation, which either contracting party has actually granted, or may grant hereafter, to the subjects or citizens of any other state, shall be extended to the subjects of the other contracting party...
Pàgina 81 - Mr Gibbon was riding ahead. Just as he was about to turn a sharp bend, the head of a bull peered round it on the descent. When the bull came in full view, he stopped ; and we could see the heads of other cattle clustering over his quarters, and hear the shouts of the cattle-drivers, far behind, urging on their herd. I happened to be abreast of a slight natural excavation ; and dismounting, I put my shoulder against my mule's flank, and pressed her into this friendly retreat ; but I saw no escape...
Pàgina 62 - Maury, with his researches concerning the currents of the sea; and, recollecting the close physical connexion pointed out by him as existing between these — the waters of the Amazon and those of our own majestic Mississippi — I musingly dropped a bit of green moss, plucked from the hill-side, upon the bosom of the...
Pàgina 349 - We had little doubt that the fishing would terminate by killing successively all the animals engaged ; but by degrees the impetuosity of this unequal combat diminished^ and the wearied gymnoti dispersed. They require a long rest, and abundant nourishment, to repair what they have lost of galvanic force. The mules and horses appear less frightened ; their manes are no longer bristled ; and their eyes express less dread. The gymnoti approach timidly the edge of the marsh, where they are taken by means...
Pàgina 180 - ... in a troubled sea. I was reminded of our Mississippi at its topmost flood ; the waters are quite as muddy and quite as turbid ; but this stream lacked the charm and the fascination which the plantation upon the bank, the city upon the bluff, and the steamboat upon its waters, lend to its fellow of the North ; nevertheless, I felt pleased at its sight. I had already travelled seven hundred miles by water, and fancied that this powerful stream would soon...
Pàgina 367 - As a general rule, large ships may sail thousands of miles to the foot of the falls of the gigantic rivers of this country ; and in Brazil particularly, a few hundred miles of artificial canal would open to the steamboat, and render available, thousands of miles more. This land is of unrivalled fertility; on account of its geographical situation and topographical and geological formation, it produces nearly everything essential to the comfort and well-being of man. On the top and eastern slope of...

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