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" I was certainly rather surprised at the moment that I first saw this gigantic head and upper part of a body bending over and staring grimly down at me. " It would be impossible to convey in words an adequate idea of this uncouth and savage figure. "
Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-west and Western Australia ... - Page 202
by Sir George Grey - 1841 - 412 pages
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Memoir of Martha C. Thomas: Late of Baltimore, Maryland

1837 - 48 pages
...creature to give any one advice, I can only direct thee to die same Fountain, it is equally open to all." It would be impossible to convey in words an adequate idea of the holy tranquillity which prevailed in her apartment. Death so completely robbed of its terrors,...
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Kate Aylesford: A story of the refugees

Charles Jacobs Peterson - Literary Criticism - 1855 - 336 pages
...A rage, whose heat hath this condition, That nothing can allay, nothing but blood. — Shakspeare. IT would be impossible to convey, in words, an adequate idea of the state of Aylesford's mind, after his separation from Major Gordon. Rage, shame and jealousy possessed...
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A Legacy: Being the Life & Remains of John Martin, Schoolmater & Poet, Volume 1

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik - 1878
...turn up again, but eventually I shall have him as an ally. A little girl of about four years of age ; it would be impossible to convey in words an adequate idea of the debased, low, cunning beaming from her eyes. The little sinful soul overflowing the countenance;...
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A Legacy: Being the Life and Remains of John Martin, School Master and Poet

John Martin, Dinah Maria Mulock Craik - 1878 - 294 pages
...turn up again, but eventually I shall have him as an ally. A little girl of about four years of age ; it would be impossible to convey in words an adequate idea of the debased, low, cunning beaming from her eyes. The little sinful soul overflowing the countenance;...
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A legacy: being the life and remains of John Martin, schoolmaster and poet ...

Dinah Maria Craik - 1878
...turn up again, but eventually I shall have him as an ally. A little girl of about four years of age ; it would be impossible to convey in words an adequate idea of the debased, low, cunning beaming from her eyes. The little sinful soul overflowing the countenance;...
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High aims; or, Studies from the annals of Christian endeavour

Eleanor Catherine Price - Christian biography - 1884 - 368 pages
...being an ally. Then there is " a strangely vivid picture of a little girl, of about four years of age ; it would be impossible to convey in words an adequate idea of the debased, low cunning beaming from her eyes. The little sinful soul overflowing the countenance,...
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Proceedings - Royal Geographical Society of Australasia. South ..., Volumes 1-6

Royal Geographical Society of Australasia. South Australian Branch - Australia - 1886
...the greater effect, " the rock about it was painted black, and the figure [Plate B] " itself colored with the most vivid red and white. It thus appeared...paintings as will serve as " a sort of description. " The dimensions of the figure were : — Ft. In. " Length of head and face 2 0 " Width of face 0 17...
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The Australian Race: Its Origin, Languages, Customs, Place of ..., Volume 3

Edward Micklethwaite Curr - Aboriginal Australians - 1887
...of the most elaborate and artistic of the paintings discovered, Grey, vol. 1, p. 202, says : — " It would be impossible to convey in words an adequate idea of this uncouth and savage figure." On the whole, Grey's description does not lead me to assign much of art or antiquity to his paintings...
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The History of Australian Exploration from 1788 to 1888: Compiled from State ...

Ernest Favenc - Australia - 1888 - 474 pages
...on any one who stood in the entrance of the cave, but it was totally invisible from the outside. " It would be impossible to convey in words an adequate...savage figure ; I shall, therefore, only give such a succint account of this and the other paintings as will serve as a sort of description. Its head was...
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The Prehistoric Arts, Manufactures, Works, Weapons, Etc., of the Aborigines ...

Ethnology - 1897 - 172 pages
...saw this gigantic Lead and upper part of a body bending over and •taring grimly down at him. " As it would be impossible to convey in words an adequate idea •of this uncouth and savage figure, the following succinct account of this and the other paintings will serve as a sort of description....
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