A compendious and complete system of modern geography: or, A view of the present state of the world. Being a faithful abridgement of the American universal geography (edition of 1812) with corrections and additions ... (Google eBook)

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Thomas and Andrews, 1814 - Geography - 670 pages
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Page 236 - The legislative power of the state shall be vested in a General Assembly consisting of a Senate and House of Representatives, but the people reserve to themselves the power to propose to the General Assembly laws and amendments to the constitution, and to adopt or reject the same at the polls on a referendum vote as hereinafter provided.
Page 52 - Ocean between the Arabian Sea on the west and the Bay of Bengal on the east. The Gulf of Manaar and the Palk Strait separate India from Sri Lanka.
Page 262 - Parma, the colony or province of Louisiana, with the same extent that it now has in the hands of Spain, and that it had when France possessed it, and such as it should be after the treaties subsequently entered into between Spain and other States.
Page 560 - ... any influence over the minds of this extraordinary and more liberal people. Birman wives and daughters are not concealed from the sight of men, and are suffered to have as free intercourse with each other as the rules of European society admit.
Page 602 - Sabians, chiefly consisted in worshipping the fixed stars and planets, and the angels and their images, which they honoured as inferior deities, and whose intercession they begged, as their mediators with GOD. For the Arabs acknowledged one supreme GOD, the Creator and LORD of the universe, whom they called Allah Taala, the most high GOD; and their other deities, who were subordinate to him, they called simply al...
Page 100 - that the laws of the several states, except where the Constitution, treaties or statutes of the United States shall otherwise require or provide, shall be regarded as rules of decision in trials at common law in the courts of the United States in cases where they apply.
Page 55 - These people are spread over a vast extent of country. Their language is the same as that of the people who inhabit the coast of British America on the Atlantic, with the exception of the Esquimaux,* and continues along the coast of Labrador, and the gulph and banks of St.
Page 28 - Jupiter and the sun, his satellites appear eclipsed 8-J minutes tooner, than they would be according to the tables ; but that, when the earth is at its greatest distance from Jupiter, these eclipses happen about 8^ minutes later, than the tables predict them. Hence it follows that light takes up...
Page 252 - ... and kingdoms from whence they came. There is so little uniformity, that it is difficult to trace any governing principles among them. An aversion to labour is too predominant, owing in part to the relaxing heat of the climate, and partly to the want of the necessity to excite industry. An open and friendly hospitality, particularly to strangers, is an ornamental characteristic of a great part of this people.
Page 14 - The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees...

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