A New System of Modern Geography, Or, A General Description of All the Considerable Countries in the World: Compiled from the Latest European and American Geographies, Voyages and Travels : Designed for Schools and Academies

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Thomas and Whipple, 1810 - 370 páginas
 

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Página 336 - The cloud-capt towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself; * Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like the baseless fabric of a vision, Leave not a wreck behind.
Página 323 - The winds roared, and the rains fell. The poor white man, faint and weary, came and sat under our tree. He has no mother to bring him milk; no wife to grind his corn.
Página 258 - Turks may exercise a shadow of jurisdiction, but his pride is reduced to solicit the friendship of a people, whom it is dangerous to provoke and fruitless to attack.
Página 3 - The AXIS of the earth is an imaginary line passing through its centre from north to south. The...
Página 26 - In most cases, the estimated areas of these lakes are to be considered as mere approximations to the truth. Even with regard to European lakes, the authorities in some cases differ. * Lake Superior is the largest body of fresh water in the world.
Página 256 - to eat his morsel alone," placing himself upon the highest spot of ground in the neighbourhood, called out thrice, with a loud voice to all his brethren,
Página 259 - Caaba, and kissed the black stone: seven times they visited and adored the adjacent mountains: seven times they threw stones into the valley of Mina: and the pilgrimage was achieved, as at the present hour, by a sacrifice of sheep and camels, and the burial of their hair and nails in the consecrated ground.
Página 258 - When they advance to battle, the hope of victory is in the front; in the rear, the assurance of a retreat. Their horses and camels, who in eight or ten days can perform a march of four or five hundred miles, disappear before the conqueror ; the secret waters of the desert elude his search; and his victorious troops are consumed with thirst, hunger, and fatigue, in the pursuit of an invisible foe, who scorns his efforts, and safely reposes in the heart of the burning solitude.
Página 83 - The legislative power is vested in a Senate and House of Representatives.
Página 292 - W., five leagues and a half distant from the .east point of La Dominica, which is the largest of all the isles, extending east and west six: leagues.

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