Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Forty Thousand” in chapter 6 of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Irene E. Jerome., In a fair country:
...and that in some Countries Vapours from the Snow have killed multitudes in less than a Quarter of an Hour.
Sometimes both Men and Beasts have been destroyed thereby.
Writers speak of no less than Forty Thousand men killed by a great Snow in one Day.
It gives a touching sense of human sympathy, to find that we may look at Orion and the Pleiades through the grave eyes of a Puritan divine.
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