The General Gazetteer: Or, Compendious Geographical Dictionary ...

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C. and J. Rivington, 1827 - Geography - 697 pages

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Page 9 - Water ; its margin is hollowed into small bays, with bold eminences, some of rock, some of soft turf, that half conceal and vary the figure of the little lake they command ; from the shore a low promontory pushes itself far into the water, and on it stands a white village with the parish...
Page 34 - To this early division of the people into casts, we must likewise ascribe a striking peculiarity in the state of India ; the permanence of its institutions, and the immutability in the manners of its inhabitants.
Page 5 - On the death of Charles VI. of Austria, in 1740, an emperor was chosen from the house of Bavaria, by the name of Charles VII. On the death of this prince, in 1745...
Page 8 - The temperature of the air is so mild and equable, that the Spaniards give it the preference to that of the southern provinces in their native country. The fertility of the soil corresponds with the benignity of the climate, and is wonderfully accommodated to European productions. The most valuable of these, corn, wine, and oil, abound in Chili, as if they had been native to the country.
Page 27 - Bougainville visited them in 1 7(i8, and found that the land was not connected but composed of islands, which he called the Great Cyclades. Cook, in 1774, ascertained the extent and situation of the whole group and gave them the name they now bear.
Page 18 - Rock, surrounded by the sea at liigh water ; there are also three other forts, and several batteries. The streets are narrow and dirty, though streams of water run through them. The houses are built of freestone, or...
Page 48 - ... of being pink-eyed. In other respects their eyes are dark-brown, or rather black, and the eyelids form in the great angle of the eye a deep furrow, which makes the Japanese look as if they were sharp-sighted and discriminates them from other nations. The eyebrows are also placed somewhat higher.
Page 16 - In the soil and face of the country there is a great diversity. The banks of the Thames are low and marshy, but backed by a range of chalky eminences, sometimes rising to a moderate height. This kind of hard chalky soil, inclining to barrenness, extends to the NE extremity of the county, and thence round to Dover, exhibiting its nature in the lofty white...
Page 3-4 - The venerable cathedral stands on a hill, built in the form of a cross, with a square tower rising from the points of intersection. The public buildings are modern, and the city is deemed the neatest inland town in the island. Here is a handsome archiépiscopal palace, a school founded by Charles i, an observatory, and a public library.
Page 50 - This county produces a kind of stone, somewhat like alabaster, but not so hard, which, when burnt, makes a plaster exceedingly hard, and with this the inhabitants generally lay the floors of their upper rooms; its other commodities are malt, hops, wool, licorice, woad, and plenty of coal.

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