There is infinite variety in the gales of wind at sea, and except for the peculiar
, terrible, and mysterious moaning that may be heard sometimes passing through the roar of a hurricane - except for that unforgettable sound, as if the soul of the universe had been goaded into a mournful groan - it is, after all, the human voice that stamps the mark of human consciousness upon the character of a gale.
about her family antecedents, is there?"
I heard it give a peculiar
thick cry, and forthwith another of these creatures appeared darkly in the deep shadow of the aperture.
But direction and knowledge of public affairs is a virtue peculiar
to those who govern, while all others seem to be equally requisite for both parties; but with this the governed have no concern, it is theirs to entertain just notions: they indeed are like flute-makers, while those who govern are the musicians who play on them.
Of land-birds I obtained twenty-six kinds, all peculiar
to the group and found nowhere else, with the exception of one lark-like finch from North America (Dolichonyx oryzivorus), which ranges on that continent as far north as 54 degs., and generally frequents marshes.
Yet this is not peculiar
to substance, for it is also the case that differentiae cannot be present in subjects.
New Zealand possesses two bats found nowhere else in the world: Norfolk Island, the Viti Archipelago, the Bonin Islands, the Caroline and Marianne Archipelagoes, and Mauritius, all possess their peculiar
The public are, in general, very ready to adopt the opinion, that he who has pleased them in one peculiar
mode of composition, is, by means of that very talent, rendered incapable of venturing upon other subjects.
Mingo was a term of peculiar
reproach, as were Mengwe and Maqua in a less degree.
As they approached Barton, indeed, and entered on scenes of which every field and every tree brought some peculiar
, some painful recollection, she grew silent and thoughtful, and turning away her face from their notice, sat earnestly gazing through the window.
The Luggnaggians are a polite and generous people; and although they are not without some share of that pride which is peculiar
to all Eastern countries, yet they show themselves courteous to strangers, especially such who are countenanced by the court.
Soon, other evidences of our vicinity to the land were apparent, and it was not long before the glad announcement of its being in sight was heard from aloft,--given with that peculiar
prolongation of sound that a sailor loves--'Land ho!'