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The Primitive Inhabitants of Scandinavia: An Essay on Comparative ...
John Lubbock,Sven Nilsson
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Page 214 - And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
Page 245 - Among all this people there were seven hundred chosen men lefthanded ; every one could sling stones at an hair breadth, and not miss.
Page 247 - ... much less described; though I summed up all the fortitude I was master of on the occasion, it was with difficulty that I could refrain from tears; and I am confident that my features must have feelingly expressed how sincerely I was affected at the barbarous scene I then witnessed; even at this hour I cannot reflect on the transactions of that horrid day without shedding tears.
Page 169 - It ought to have been mentioned in its proper place, that in making our retreat up the river, after killing the Esquimaux on the West side, we saw an old woman sitting by the side of the water, killing salmon, which lay at the foot of the fall as thick as a shoal of herrings. Whether from the noise of the fall, or a natural defect in the old woman's hearing, it is hard to determine, but certain it is, she had no knowledge of the tragical scene which had been so lately transacted at the tents, though...
Page 166 - Indians having possession of all the land side, to no side could they fly for shelter. One alternative only remained, that of jumping into the river ; but as none of them attempted it, they all fell a sacrifice to Indian barbarity !
Page xlvi - ... to be able, by availing itself of the same comparative method, to collect the remains of human races long since passed away, and of the works which they...
Page 245 - But they discovered that the point of the deerhorn is harder and also more stubborn; therefore, in a slit, like lead in our pencils, they introduced a slip of this substance and secured it by a strong thong, put on wet, but which on drying became very rigid. Here we can not fail to trace ingenuity, ability, and a view to ornament.
Page 33 - ... references to the Dog in the books of Samuel, in all of which the name of the animal is mentioned contemptuously. For example, when David accepted the challenge of Goliath, and went to meet his gigantic enemy without the ordinary protection of mail, and armed only with a sling and his shepherd's staff, Goliath said to him, " Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves ?
Page 167 - I was at length obliged to desire that they would be more expeditious in despatching their victim out of her misery, otherwise I should be obliged out of pity to assist in the friendly office of putting an end to the existence of a fellowcreature who was so cruelly wounded. On this request being made, one of the Indians hastily drew his spear from the place where it was first lodged, and pierced it through her breast near the heart. The love of life, however, even in this most miserable state, was...