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Side 360 - The celebrated riddle of the Sphinx, in classic story, was this : " What animal walks on four legs in the morning, on two at noon, and on three in the evening...
Side 281 - But while she is doing this, venom falls upon Loki, which makes him howl with horror, and twist his body about so violently that the whole earth shakes, and this produces what men call earthquakes. There will Loki lie until Ragnarok." [GG]. OF RAONAROK, OR THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS, AND THE CONFLAGRATION OF THE UNIVERSE. 51. " I have not heard before of Ragnarok...
Side 272 - But the monster has grown to such an enormous size that, holding his tail in his mouth, he encircles the whole earth.
Side 299 - Teotl; a word resembling still more in its meaning than its pronunciation, the 0tos of the Greeks. But they applied to him certain epithets, which were highly expressive of the grandeur and power which they conceived him to possess; Ipalnemoani, " He by whom we live: " and Tloque Nahuaque,
Side 284 - As he finished speaking a large gray cat sprang on the hall floor. Thor put his hand under the cat's belly and did his utmost to raise him from the floor, but the cat, bending his back, had, notwithstanding all Thor's efforts, only one of his feet lifted up, seeing which Thor made no further attempt.
Side 275 - When seated on his throne he overlooks all heaven and earth. Upon his shoulders are the ravens Hugin and Munin, who fly every day over the whole world, and on their return report to him all they have seen and heard. At his feet lie his two wolves, Geri and Freki, to whom Odin gives all the meat that is set before him, for he himself stands in no need of food.
Side 634 - Komans had large structures of that kind, and they continue to be built in modern times. The Croton Aqueduct, by which the city of New York is supplied with water, completed in 1842, under the direction of JB Jervis, is the most gigantic modern work of the kind, of which we will here give a description. It was constructed at the expense of the city of New York, and cost about twelve millions of dollars. The conduit commences at the Croton river, in Westchester county, where a dam has been constructed...
Side 711 - The workmen are divided into three bands, which relieve each other alternately, spending eight hours of the twenty-four in the mines and the balance above-ground with their families. In 1570 and also in 1614 the mine suffered very much from fire, and since then all timbering has been discarded, the roof being supported upon pillars of rock-salt ; the steps are also cut out of the same material. St. Anthony's Chapel, upon the first floor, about 300 ft. from the surface, is also hewn out of the salt...
Side 235 - Its moral code, taken by itself, is one of the most perfect the world has ever known." Its five commandments are, — 1. Thou shalt not kill. 2. Thou shalt not steal. 3. Thou shalt not commit adultery or any impurity.