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" ... they could not, at first, be persuaded of the reality of the appearance ; but soon became so thoroughly convinced, by the cliffs gradually appearing more elevated, and approaching nearer, as it were, that they pointed out, and named to... "
A Treatise on Optics - Page 151
by David Brewster, Alexander Dallas Bache - 1833 - 95 pages
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The Hundred Wonders of the World: And of the Three Kingdoms of Nature ...

Sir Richard Phillips - 1821 - 768 pages
...eastward, close to the water's edge, and conversing on the subject with the sailors and fishermen, they could not, at first, be persuaded of the reality of the appearance ; but soon became so thoroughly convinced, by the cliffs gradually appearing more elevated, and approachkig...
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The Nic-Nac; or, oracle of knowledge, Volume 1

1822 - 426 pages
...oastward, close to the water's edge, and conversing on the subject with the sailors and fishermen, they could not, at first, be persuaded of the reality of the appearance ; but soon became so thoroughly convinced, by the cliffs gradually appearing more elevated, and approaching...
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The Nic-nac: Or, Literary Cabinet, Volume 1

1823 - 442 pages
...eastward, close to the water's edge, and conversing on the subject with the sailors and fishermen, they could not, at first, be persuaded of the reality of the appearance ; but soon became so thoroughly convinced, by the cliffs gradually appearing more elevated, and approaching...
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The Imperial magazine; or, Compendium of religious, moral, & philosophical ...

1831 - 616 pages
...forty or titty miles die taut, as distinctly as throiiKh the best g lasses. Tbe sailorĀ« and tuhermun could not at first be persuaded of the reality of...convinced, that they pointed out and named to Mr. 1-aihatn the different places they bad been accustomed to vibil : such aa the bay, the windmill at...
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The Imperial Magazine

Samuel Drew - 1831 - 658 pages
...forty or fifty miles di&tant, ae distinctly as through the best glasses. The tailors and u--l:tnn, n could not at first be persuaded of the reality of...appearance ; but as the cliffs gradually appeared mor** Ā«leveled, they were so convinced, that they pointed out and named to .Mr. l.aih;nn the different...
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Gawthrop's journal of literature, science, and arts

208 pages
...the shore eastward, by the waterside, conversing with the sailors and fishermen on the subject. They could not. at first, be persuaded of the reality of the appearance ; but soon became so thoroughly convinced, by the cliffs gradually appearing more elevated, and approaching...
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Early days; or, The Wesleyan scholar's guide

1873
...Hastings, at five o'clock in the evening, Mr. Latham saw the French coast, which is some forty or fifty miles distant, as distinctly as through the best glasses....could not at first be persuaded of the reality of the phenomenon ; but as the cliffs gradually appeared more elevated, they pointed out and named to Mr....
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The Baptist Memorial and Monthly Record, Volume 10

1851
...glasses. They appeared to be only a few miles off, and seemed to extend for some leagues along the coast. The sailors and fishermen could not, at first, be persuaded of the reality of the appearance ; but they soon became so thoroughly convinced, by the cliffs gradually appearing more elevated, and approaching...
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Science for the School and Family: Natural sciences

Worthington Hooker - 1863 - 366 pages
...miles off. The sailors and fishermen, with whom Mr. Latham walked along the water's edge, could hardly at first be persuaded of the reality of the appearance ; but as the cliffs gradually became more elevated they were so convinced that they pointed out to Mr. Latham the different places...
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Notes and Queries

1871 - 616 pages
...on July 26, 1798, a Hastings at 5 PM, Mr. Latham saw the French coast, which is about forty or fifty miles distant as distinctly as through the best glasses....elevated, they were so convinced, that they pointed out anc named to Mr. Latham the different places they had been accustomed to visit : such as the bay, the...
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