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Bathurst, general civility of the lower orders. He reasoned long on the inutility of the war, and the littleprovocation which had been given for it. BIRGOS LATRO, KEELING ISLAND. AUGUST 6, 1836. This most beautiful mountain, formed like aperfect cone, and white with snow, stands out in front of theCordillera. They scarcely evertaste meat; as, with the twelve pounds per annum, they have toclothe themselves and support their families. Their tails are flattened sideways, and allfour feet partially webbed. Theyfrequently wear their moustaches, and long black hair curling downtheir backs. Quantities of shingle almost conceal the foundations of the walls,and vast masses of brickwork appear to have been whirled about likepebbles by the retiring waves. Therewas nothing in the appearance of the watercourse to indicate thatthe river had not flowed there a few years previously; in someparts, beds of sand and gravel were spread out; in others, thesolid rock had been worn into a broad channel, which in one spotwas about 40 yards in breadth and 8 feet deep.
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  • Fall '18
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