That wine was not imported among us from foreign countries to supply the want of water or other drinks, but because it was a sort of liquid
which made us merry by putting us out of our senses, diverted all melancholy thoughts, begat wild extravagant imaginations in the brain, raised our hopes and banished our fears, suspended every office of reason for a time, and deprived us of the use of our limbs, till we fell into a profound sleep; although it must be confessed, that we always awaked sick and dispirited; and that the use of this liquor filled us with diseases which made our lives uncomfortable and short.
On the skull of one drunken lad--not twenty, by his looks--who lay upon the ground with a bottle to his mouth, the lead from the roof came streaming down in a shower of liquid
fire, white hot; melting his head like wax.
Assuming the blubber to be the skin of the whale; then, when this skin, as in the case of a very large Sperm Whale, will yield the bulk of one hundred barrels of oil; and, when it is considered that, in quantity, or rather weight, that oil, in its expressed state, is only three fourths, and not the entire substance of the coat; some idea may hence be had of the enormousness of that animated mass, a mere part of whose mere integument yields such a lake of liquid
fire would leap from these caldrons and scatter like bombs below--and men were working there, seeming careless, so that Jurgis caught his breath with fright.
However, at last he uncovered the box and got out a spoon with a liquid
in it, and held it fair and frankly around, for people to see that it was all right and he was taking no advantage--his chatter became more excited than ever.
He was the kindest of nurses, and at stated times took off the bandages, and steeped them in the cooling liquid
that was kept ready, and put them on again, with a patient tenderness that I was deeply grateful for.
His despair at being so late bewildered him so entirely that he appeared in his natural form and attempted to sprinkle some black liquid
over the bride and bridegroom, which was intended to kill them, but the Fairy stretched out her wand and the liquid
dropped on the Magician himself.
The food consisted of about a pound of some solid substance of the consistency of cheese and almost tasteless, while the liquid
was apparently milk from some animal.
The solid had wrested from the liquid
thirty-seven million six hundred and fifty-seven square miles, equal to twelve billions nine hundred and sixty millions of acres.
Presently he returned with a small measure containing a dark liquid
One more practiced in the arts of great cities would have hid her blushes beneath a veil, or, at least, have cast down her thickly fringed lashes, so as to have concealed the liquid
lustre of her animated eyes; but, on the contrary, the delighted girl looked around her with a smile that seemed to say: "If you are my friends, rejoice with me, for I am very happy.
I tried to dismiss it, because the mere notion of that liquid
made me feel very sick.