I took it for granted, therefore, that the earth still held them; and you will scarcely be surprised when I tell you that I felt a hope, nearly amounting
to certainty, that the parchment so strangely found, involved a lost record of the place of deposit.
There was nothing in the manner of the offer of the Judge to justify the reluctance, amounting
nearly to loathing, with which the youth listened to his speech; but, after a powerful effort for self-command, he replied:
She had lost all the money which, earlier in the day, I had got for her paper securities--a sum amounting
to about ten thousand roubles.
The king hastened on board, expecting to find his sandal-wood converted into crapes and damasks, and other rich stuffs of China, but found, to his astonishment, by the legerdemain of traffic, his cargo had all disappeared, and, in place of it, remained a bill of charges amounting
to three thousand dollars.
The supporting power being estimated at 2500 pounds, and the united weights of the party amounting
only to about 1200, there was left a surplus of 1300, of which again 1200 was exhausted by ballast, arranged in bags of different sizes, with their respective weights marked upon them - by cordage, barometers, telescopes, barrels containing provision for a fortnight, water-casks, cloaks, carpet-bags, and various other indispensable matters, including a coffee-warmer, contrived for warming coffee by means of slack-lime, so as to dispense altogether with fire, if it should be judged prudent to do so.
cried the duke, with something almost amounting
This declaration brought on a loud and overpowering reply, of which no part was very distinct, except the frequent exclamations, amounting
almost to oaths, which adorned it, and Catherine was left, when it ended, with rather a strengthened belief of there being a great deal of wine drunk in Oxford, and the same happy conviction of her brother's comparative sobriety.
A weight of four thousand pounds is represented by a displacement of the air amounting
to forty-four thousand eight hundred and forty-seven cubic feet; or, in other words, forty-four thousand eight hundred and forty-seven cubic feet of air weigh about four thousand pounds.