¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 it, in its route, not a foot from it although it was yet moving and looked as though it might burst out at any moment, propelled by the heavy mass above which was moving more rapidly.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 We clambered up the cooled shore a few yards higher where it was running faster and then returned in consideration of the streams each side of us, and those above which were increasing in number, amount, and the depth reached-
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 For two years pervious to the 21st of last month, we would have seen no fire without climbing to the summit as there was no eruption, and since our arrival this whole field has been formed, and another cone one or two hundred feet high has been formed around one of the discharging craters.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 The first great eruption recorded, was in AD 63 during the reign of Nero, issuing from the lower cone, followed in AD 79 during the reign of Titus, by the eruption which destroyed Pompei [sic] and Herculaneum. The naturalist Pliny approached too near and was destroyed, but his Nephew in letters to Tacitus gives full accounts of the premonitory earthquakes, agitation of the sea, +c which is yet looked for again before a destructive eruption shall burst upon them.
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Down to AD 1500 nine eruptions have been recorded. Since then, forty six more, showing a rapid increase- Dec 16th 1631 a violent eruption overwhelmed all the towns on the coast, destroying three thousand people, and threw heavy stones a distance of fifteen miles- In 1794 another eruption destroyed four