A Brief Introduction to Commercial Geography: Being a Handbook of the Commercial Relationships of Great Britain, the Colonies and the United States

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Blackie & Son, 1900 - Commercial geography - 228 pages

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Page 118 - I did send for a cup of tea (a China drink) of which I never had drank before.
Page 41 - tis first on the scroll of fame, And who shall say it is not? Of the deathless ones who shine and live, In Arms, in Arts, or Song, The brightest the whole wide world can give, To that little land belong. 'Tis the star of earth, deny it who can, The island home of an Englishman.
Page 41 - For the lion-spirits that tread the deck Have carried the palm of the brave; And that flag may sink with a shot-torn wreck, But never float over a slave. Its honour is stainless, deny it who can ; And this is the flag of an Englishman. There's a heart that leaps with burning glow, The wronged and the weak to defend; And strikes as soon for a trampled foe, As it does for a soul-bound friend. It nurtures a deep and honest love...
Page 42 - Tis a rich, rough gem, deny it who can; And this is the heart of an Englishman. The Briton may traverse the pole or the zone, And boldly claim his right; For he calls such a vast domain his own, That the sun never sets on his might. Let the haughty stranger seek to know The place of his home and birth; And a flush will pour from cheek to brow; While he tells his native earth. For a glorious charter, deny it who can. Is breathed in the words,
Page 41 - And who shall aver it is not. Of the deathless ones who shine and live In arms, in arts, or song, The brightest the whole wide world can give To that little land belong. Tis the star of earth, deny it who can, The island home of an Englishman.
Page 151 - He that rules the sea, rules the commerce of the world, and to him that rules the commerce of the world belongs the treasure of the world and indeed the world itself...
Page 29 - ... if the earth's axis were perpendicular to the plane of its orbit, and the excessive variation which would result if the axis were nearly parallel to that plane.
Page 41 - There's a flag that waves o'er every sea, No matter when or where ; And to treat that flag as aught but the free Is more than the strongest dare. For the...
Page 57 - South, from the Atlantic on the East to the Pacific on the West, placed between Europe and Asia, and closely connected, —for oceans unite, not separate,—with both.
Page 227 - Axis. — 1. The straight line, real or imaginary, passing through a body on which it revolves, or may be supposed to revolve. 2. A straight line with respect to which the different parts of a magnitude are symmetrically arranged...

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