In 1855, Brun-Rollet, a native of Savoy, appointed consul for Sardinia in Eastern Soudan, to take the place of Vaudey, who had just died, set out from Karthoum, and, under the name of Yacoub the merchant, trading in gums and ivory, got as far as Belenia, beyond the fourth degree
, but had to return in ill-health to Karthoum, where he died in 1857.
According to his account, my unfortunate Ancestor, being afflicted with rheumatism, and in the act of being felt by a Polygon, by one sudden start accidentally transfixed the Great Man through the diagonal; and thereby, partly in consequence of his long imprisonment and degradation, and partly because of the moral shock which pervaded the whole of my Ancestor's relations, threw back our family a degree
and a half in their ascent towards better things.
rise--it cannot be possible!" and then I saw him tug frantically upon the steering wheel.
Qualities admit of variation of degree
. Whiteness is predicated of one thing in a greater or less degree
than of another.
This was a recognition that had never in the slightest manner entered into my mind, and it was hard for me to realize that I was to be honoured by a degree
from the oldest and most renowned university in America.
may be more truly said of the historian and biographer, than of any other species of writing; for all the arts and sciences (even criticism itself) require some little degree
of learning and knowledge.
But for the third degree
, which is simulation, and false profession; that I hold more culpable, and less politic; except it be in great and rare matters.
Shall domestic manufactures be encouraged, and in what degree
, by restrictions on foreign manufactures?
Isaac knew the temperature of his frames to the twentieth part of a degree
. He knew the strength of the current of air, and tempered it so as to adapt it to the wave of the stems of his flowers.
A part developed in any species in an extraordinary degree
or manner, in comparison with the same part in allied species, tends to be highly variable.
"Certainly," said I, carried away by the Captain's reasoning; "if the surface of the sea is solidified by the ice, the lower depths are free by the Providential law which has placed the maximum of density of the waters of the ocean one degree
higher than freezing-point; and, if I am not mistaken, the portion of this iceberg which is above the water is as one to four to that which is below."
But, in order that the moon should reach the zenith of a given place, it is necessary that the place should not exceed in latitude the declination of the luminary; in other words, it must be comprised within the degrees
0@ and 28@ of lat.