A Sketch of Modern and Ancient Geography: For the Use of Schools

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Longman, Hurst Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1813 - 175 Seiten

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Seite 91 - Charybdis 420 obsidet, atque imo barathri ter gurgite vastos sorbet in abruptum fluctus rursusque sub auras erigit alternos et sidera verberat unda. At Scyllam caecis cohibet spelunca latebris ora exsertantem et naves in saxa trahentem. 425 Prima hominis facies et pulchro pectore virgo pube tenus, postrema immani corpore pistrix delphinum caudas utero commissa luporum.
Seite 37 - Asia is bounded on the North by the Arctic, on the East by the Pacific, and on the South by the Indian Ocean ; its Western boundary, which separates it from Europe, has already been described.
Seite 30 - Scotland, on the East by the German Ocean, on the South by the English Channel, and on the West by St.
Seite 53 - ... me. Before I take leave of the Jerseys, it is necessary I should give some account of this province. New Jersey is situated between the...
Seite xxix - The circumference of every circle is supposed to' be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 minutes, and each minute into 60 seconds. Degrees, minutes, and seconds are designated by the characters °, ', ". Thus 23° 14' 35" is read 23 degrees, 14 minutes, and 35 seconds.
Seite 233 - Climb'd on the whirls, and aim'd the flinty showers ! Onward resistless rolls the infuriate surge, Clouds follow clouds, and mountains mountains urge ; Wave over wave the driving desert swims, Bursts o'er their heads, inhumes their struggling limbs ; Man mounts on man, on camels camels rush, Hosts march o'er hosts, and nations nations crush, — Wheeling in air the winged islands fall, And one great earthy ocean covers all...
Seite 27 - Calvin considered every church is a separate and independent body, invested with the power of legislation for itself. He proposed that it should be governed by presbyteries and synods composed of clergy and laity, without bishops, or any clerical subordination ; and maintained that the province of the civil magistrate extended only to its protection and outward accommodation.
Seite ii - The Second Part, which contains a short view of Antient Geography, has been unattempted in this manner, as far as I know, by any one but myself. I have endeavoured to make a dry catalogue of names interesting and useful, by the application of history, chronology, and poetry...
Seite 193 - Cappadocia is bounded on the West by Phrygia, on the North by Pontus, on the East by the Euphrates, and on the South by Phrygia. The Cappadocians are remarkable for having refused liberty when offered them, preferring to live under their kings, who seem to have had a number of slaves on the royal domains, somewhat like our feudal barons.* Cappadocia was divided into a number of districts, which it is hardly necessary to enumerate.
Seite 233 - ... moving mountains of the desert. Wave over wave the driving desert swims, Bursts o'er their heads, inhumes their struggling limbs. * * * * And one great earthy ocean covers all. Then ceased the storm, — Night bowed his JEthiop brow To earth, and listened to the groans below. * * awhile the living hill Heaved with convulsive throes — and all was still.

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