A Life of Matthew Fontaine Maury, U.S.N. and C.S.N.: Author of Physical Geography of the Sea and Its Meteorology

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Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Limited, St. Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, 1888 - Oceanographers - 326 pages
 

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Page 160 - All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
Page 303 - Territory, and out of which the States of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and a part of Minnesota have since been carved, belonged to Virginia.
Page 323 - Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee. 13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?
Page 310 - ... tempting our slaves, by every artifice, to resort to him, and training and employing them against their masters.
Page 304 - We the said Delegates in the name and in behalf of the People of Virginia do by these presents assent to and ratify the Constitution recommended on the...
Page 100 - These little shells, therefore, suggest the fact that there 'are no currents at the bottom of the sea whence they came — that...
Page 159 - He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.
Page 99 - Ireland, the distance between the nearest points is about 1,600 miles;* and the bottom of the sea between the two places is a plateau, which seems to have been placed there especially for the purpose of holding the wires of a submarine telegraph, and of keeping them out of harm's way. It is neither too deep nor too shallow ; yet it is so deep that the wires, but once landed, will remain forever beyond the reach of vessels...
Page 104 - I am a man of few words : Maury furnished the brains, England gave the money, and I did the work."| And yet these important services were not only unrequited, but are to this day to a large extent unknown.
Page 146 - And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.

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