A universal gazetteer; or, Geographical dictionary of the world

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Longman and Company [and others], 1835 - Gazetteers - 500 pages

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Page 3 - The general face of the country is certainly pleasing, being diversified with gentle ascents, and little winding vallies, covered for the most part with large spreading trees, which afford a succession of leaves in all seasons. In those places where trees are scarce, a variety of flowering shrubs abound, most of them entirely new to an European, and surpassing in beauty, fragrance, and number, all I ever saw in an uncultivated state...
Page 4 - The church, reckoned one of the finest in the kingdom, was erected by Henry IV. Here, in the midst of troubles, died king John ; and here Charles I., after his defeat at Naseby, put himself into the hands of the Scotch army, who afterwards gave him up to his enemies.

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