Darby's Universal Gazetteer: Or, A New Geographical Dictionary. ... Illustrated by a ... Map of the United States. The 2d Ed., with Ample Additions and Improvements

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Page 121 - Lawrence, and the Lake Champlain, in 45. degrees of north latitude, passes along the high lands which divide the rivers that empty themselves into the said River St Lawrence from those which fall into the sea...
Page 121 - Quebec bounded on the Labrador coast by the River St John, and from thence by a line drawn from the head of that river through the Lake St. John, to the south end of the Lake Nipissim; from whence the said line, crossing the River St Lawrence, and the Lake Champlain, in 45.
Page 234 - A range of rude and elevated land, sometimes rising into mountains 3,000 feet in height, extends from the borders of Scotland to the very heart of England, forming a natural division between the E. and W. sides of the kingdom. Cornwall is also a rough hilly tract; and a similar character prevails in part of the adjacent counties These mountainous tracts abound with various mineral treasures...
Page 425 - ... but a quarter of an hour, its violence gradually returning. When the stream is most boisterous, and its fury heightened by a storm, it is dangerous to come within a Norway mile of it. Boats, yachts, and ships have been carried away by not guarding against it before they were within its reach. It likewise happens frequently...
Page 153 - 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 293 - Discovered in 1533, by sir Hugh Willoughby, who called it Greenland, supposing it to be a part of the western continent. In 1595, it was visited by Barentz and Cornelius, two Dutchmen, who pretended to be the original discoverers, and called it Spitzbergen, or sharp mountains, from the many sharp-pointed and rocky mountains with which it abounds.
Page 377 - The remaining part is varied with hill, dale, and moor. Lancashire is little adapted for a corn country, but is singularly fitted for the growth of 'potatoes. Among its products is a species of coal, called cannel, far exceeding all other, not only in making a clear tire, hut for being capable of being manufactured into candlesticks, cups, snuff-boxes, &c.
Page 202 - ... collected. The same calamities were endured in 1761, on the invasion of Abdalla, king of Candahar. In 1803, the Mahrattas, aided by the French, got possession of this place ; but...

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