Herodotus indeed puts both poets 400
years before his own time; that is, at about 830-820 B.C., and the evidence stated above points to the middle of the ninth century as the probable date for the "Works and Days".
Everything in this southern continent has been effected on a grand scale: the land, from the Rio Plata to Tierra del Fuego, a distance of 1200 miles, has been raised in mass (and in Patagonia to a height of between 300 and 400 feet), within the period of the now existing sea-shells.
I have said that within the period of existing sea-shells, Patagonia has been upraised 300 to 400 feet: I may add, that within the period when icebergs transported boulders over the upper plain of Santa Cruz, the elevation has been at least
The base of these (3) with a third added (4) when combined with five (20) and raised to the third power furnishes two harmonies; the first a square which is a hundred times as great (400 = 4 X
50) or less by two perfect squares of irrational diameters (of a square the side of which is five = 50 + 50 = 100); and a hundred cubes of three (27 X 100 = 2700 + 4900 + 400 = 8000).
Thus I well remember a three days' run got out of a little barque of 400
tons somewhere between the islands of St.
A litre of gunpowder weighs about two pounds; during combustion it produces 400 litres of gas.
1,600,000 pounds of powder, we shall have but 400,000 pounds of fulminating cotton; and since we can, without danger, compress
Clutching my 400
gulden, I placed 200 of them on twelve figures, to see what would come of it.
Their present distance from the cliffs from which they were derived is about 420,000 feet, and if we assume that they traveled at the rate of 400
feet per annum, their journey must have occupied them no less than 1,055 years!
It was useless to attack it on the ceiling-like surface, since the iceberg itself measured more than 400
yards in height.
,000,000 souls--one quarter of the then total population of the earth.