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Page 67 - Zone, between 4° 4' and 20° 3' north latitude and 116° 4' and 126° 34' east longitude from the meridian of Greenwich. It is surrounded on the north and west by the China Sea, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, and on the south by the Sea of Celebes.
Page 218 - At last, he fell into a swoon, and his guards smothered him with his bed-clothes. 5. His successor was Caligula, who wished that the whole Roman people had but one head, that he might chop it off at a single blow. He also was murdered by his guards, and was succeeded by Claudius, an idiot. Claudius was poisoned by his own wife. 6. Nero was the next emperor. His whole reign was a scene of bloodshed. He murdered his mother and his wife. He set Rome on fire, merely for the pleasure of seeing it blaze.
Page 99 - Africa may be considered as, on the whole, the least civilized portion of the earth. The people are mostly Mahometans, and one half of them are nearly in a savage state. The rest are in a barbarous condition. 8. The central parts of Africa abound in wild animals, such as lions, panthers, leopards, elephants, rhinoceroses, zebras, and quaggas. The woods are filled with chattering monkeys, the thickets are infested with monstrous serpents, ostriches roam over the deserts, various kinds of antelopes...
Page 465 - I have said, contains the stales of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. It is bounded north by Lower Canada, east by New Brunswick and the Atlantic Ocean, south by the Atlantic and Long Island Sound, and west by New York. 3. In the year 1620, a ship called the Mayflower arrived on the coast of New England, with a number of ministers, and pious men and women, and their children. They...
Page 542 - The most remarkable precious stones are the diamond which is colorless and transparent, the sapphire blue, the topaz yellow, the amethyst purple, and the garnet a deep red. The first nations who paid attention to architecture were the Babylonians who built the Temple of Belus and the hanging gardens, the Assyrians who filled Nineveh with splendid buildings, the Phoenicians whose cities were adorned with magnificent structures, and the Israelites whose temple was considered wonderful.
Page 98 - Europeans • for the greater part of the inhabitants are negroes, of which there are many tribes. Some of these are intelligent, and live tolerably well, but the greater part are either in a savage or a barbarous state. 4. The climate being warm they need little shelter or clothing. Their houses are therefore poor huts, or slight tenements made of leaves or branches of trees.
Page 506 - Europe— with a seaboard of 2,250 miles. The colony formed, under the name of Moreton Bay, a part of New South Wales until it was erected into a separate colony, with the name of Queensland, by an order of Her Majesty in Council, which took effect on December 10, 1859, upon the arrival of the first governor.
Page 325 - EUROPE continued, THE FRENCH REVOLUTION . 1. Louis the Sixteenth had no talents which could render him fit to govern a nation. But he was a man of good heart, kind disposition, and upright intentions. "With all his defects, there has seldom been a better king ; for, if he was unable to do good, he was unwilling to do harm. 2. The king was married to an Austrian archduchess, named Marie Antoinette. She had great beauty and accomplishments ; but she was never a favourite of the French people. 3. Not...
Page 408 - England. But a storm destroyed part of the ships, and the English fleet conquered the remainder. 5. Some of the actions of Queen Elizabeth were almost as bad as those of old Harry, her father. When Mary, the beautiful queen of Scots, fled into England for protection, she caused her to be imprisoned eighteen years. And, after those long and weary years, the poor queen was tried, and condemned to die. 6. Elizabeth was resolved upon her death, but she was loath to incur the odium of such a crime.