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" We were here at once surprised and terrified by a sight surely one of the most magnificent in the world. In that vast expanse of desert, from W. to NW of us, we saw a number of prodigious pillars of sand... "
The Pocket magazine of classic and polite literature. [Continued as] The ... - Page 131
1822
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Selim and Zaida: With Other Poems..

John Boyd Greenshields - English poetry - 1800 - 154 pages
...world. In that vast expanse of Desert from west to north-west of us, we saw a number of prodigious pillars of sand, at different distances ; at times,...stalking on with a majestic slowness ; at intervals, we thought they were corning in a very few minutes to overwhelm us, and small quantities of sand did actually,...
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An Historical Account of the Most Celebrated Voyages, Travels ..., Volume 11

William Fordyce Mavor - Discoveries in geography - 1802
...that vast expanse of (lesart, from west to the north-west of them, they saw a number of prodigious pillars of sand at different distances, at times moving...stalking on with a majestic slowness ; at intervals they thought they were ioming in a very few minutes to overwhelm them ; and small quantities of sand...
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser, Volume 38

1802
...that vast expanse of desert, from \V. and to NW of us, •we saw a number of prodigious fillars pf sand at different distances, at times moving with...stalking on with a majestic slowness; at intervals we thought they were coming in a very few minutes to overwhelm us; and small quantities of sand did actually...
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The Monthly Review

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1802
...ths world. In that vast expanse of desert, from W. and- to NW of us, we saw a number of prodigious pillars of sand at different distances, at times moving with great celerity, at others stalking on wjth a majestic slowness; at intervals we thought they were coming in a very few minutes to overwhelm...
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Oriental Customs: Or, An Illustration of the Sacred Scriptures by ..., Volume 1

Samuel Burder - Bible - 1807
...in the world. In that vast expanse of desert, from W. and to NW of us, we saw a number of prodigious pillars of sand at different distances, at times moving...stalking on with a majestic slowness; at intervals we thought they were coming in a very few minutes to overwhelm us; and small quantities of sand, did actually...
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A General View of the Natural History of the Atmosphere: And of ..., Volume 1

Henry Robertson (M.D.) - Atmosphere - 1808
...world. In that vast expanse of desert from west to nor th-west of us, we saw a number of prodigious pillars of sand, at different distances, at times...moving with great celerity, at others stalking on with majestic slowness. At intervals we thought they were coming in a very few minutes to overwhelm us;...
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Thalaba the Destroyer, Volume 1

Robert Southey - Love poetry, English - 1809
...in the world. In that vast expanse of desert, from W. and to NW of us, we saw a number of prodigious pillars of sand at different distances, at times moving with great celerity, at others stalking w ith a majestic slowness : at intervals, we thought they were coming in a very few moments to overwhelm...
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Thalaba the destroyer, Volume 1

Robert Southey - 1809
...in the world. In that vast expanse of desert, from W. and to NW of us, we saw a number of prodigious pillars of sand at different distances, at times moving with great celerity, at others (talking with a majestic slowness : at intervals, we thought they were coming in a very few moments...
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Oriental customs: or, An illustration of the Sacred scriptures by ..., Volume 1

Samuel Burder - Bible - 1812
...vast expanse of desert, from W. and to NW of us, we saw a number of prodigious pillars of sand -dt different distances, at times moving with great celerity,...stalking on with a majestic slowness ; at intervals we thought they were coming in a very few minutes to overwelm us ; and small quantities of sand did actually...
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Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile,: In the Years 1768 ..., Volume 6

James Bruce - Egypt - 1813
...in the world. In that vast expanse of desert, from W. and to NW of us, we saw a number of prodigious pillars of sand at different distances, at times moving...stalking on with a majestic slowness ; at intervals we thought they were coming in a very few minutes to overwhelm us; and small quantities of sand did actually...
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