So greatly has the climate of Europe changed, that in Northern Italy, gigantic moraines, left by old glaciers, are now clothed by the vine and maize.
And as the snow melted from the bases of the mountains, the arctic forms would seize on the cleared and thawed ground, always ascending higher and higher, as the warmth increased, whilst their brethren were pursuing their northern journey.
Gosse, whose acquaintance with northern
lands and northern
literature is special.
I saw him standing on a block of basalt, his instruments near him, his eyes fixed on the northern horizon, near which the sun was then describing a lengthened curve.
"If to-morrow, the 21st of March, the disc of the sun, allowing for refraction, is exactly cut by the northern horizon, it will show that I am at the South Pole."
Hence in the southern and northern
parts of the continent, the forest and desert lands occupy reversed positions with respect to the Cordillera, and these positions are apparently determined by the direction of the prevalent winds.
Meantime, the enclosed space at the northern
extremity of the lists, large as it was, was now completely crowded with knights desirous to prove their skill against the challengers, and, when viewed from the galleries, presented the appearance of a sea of waving plumage, intermixed with glistening helmets, and tall lances, to the extremities of which were, in many cases, attached small pennons of about a span's breadth, which, fluttering in the air as the breeze caught them, joined with the restless motion of the feathers to add liveliness to the scene.
The latter had to take their peltries to Canton, which, however, was a mere receiving mart, from whence they had to be distributed over the interior of the empire and sent to the northern
parts, where there was the chief consumption.
I packed up my chemical instruments and the materials I had collected, resolving to finish my labours in some obscure nook in the northern
highlands of Scotland.
I spoke for five minutes to an audience of two thousand people, composed mostly of Southern and Northern
The Goidels or Gaels were settled in the northern
part of the island, which is now Scotland, and were the ancestors of the present Highland Scots.
In the Northern
States of our Union, a New Englander.