Others have endeavored to account for these discharges of "mountain artillery" on humbler principles; attributing
them to the loud reports made by the disruption and fall of great masses of rock, reverberated and prolonged by the echoes; others, to the disengagement of hydrogen, produced by subterraneous beds of coal in a state of ignition.
Monck Mason (whose voyage from Dover to Weilburg in the balloon, "Nassau," occasioned so much excitement in 1837,) conceived the idea of employing the principle of the Archimedean screw for the purpose of propulsion through the air - rightly attributing
the failure of Mr.
But these are my own reflections and I am by no means sure that I am right in attributing
them to him.
In fact, Anne could never see the crape round his hat, without fearing that she was the inexcusable one, in attributing
to him such imaginations; for though his marriage had not been very happy, still it had existed so many years that she could not comprehend a very rapid recovery from the awful impression of its being dissolved.
Tacitus saith, Livia sorted well with the arts of her husband, and dissimulation of her son; attributing
arts or policy to Augustus, and dissimulation to Tiberius.
Lord John's observations are frequently exceedingly fanciful, and he is capable of attributing
the most absurd reasons to the respect which is always shown by the most undeveloped races to dignity and character.
Well, then, I only meant that your attributing
my brother's wish of dancing with Miss Thorpe to good nature alone convinced me of your being superior in good nature yourself to all the rest of the world.