A System of School Geography: Chiefly Derived from Malte-Brun, and Arranged According to the Inductive Plan of Instruction

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F.J. Huntington & Company, 1836 - Geography - 288 pages
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Page 220 - And he will be a wild man ; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him ; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
Page 4 - An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time* therein mentioned...
Page 207 - But the objects which most attract attention are the sculptures, which cover the whole of the northern front. They contain, on a great scale, a representation of a victory gained by one of the ancient kings of Egypt over his Asiatic enemies.
Page 207 - One of the temples of ancient Egypt is now, in its state of ruin, a mile and a half in circumference. It has twelve principal entrances. The body of the temple consists of a prodigious hall or portico; the roof is supported by 134 columns. Four beautiful obelisks mark the entrance to the shrine, a place of sacrifice, which contains three apartments, built entirely of granite. The temple of L/uxor, probably surpasses in beauty and splendor all the other ruins of Egypt. In front are two of the finest...
Page 4 - In conformity to the act of Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ;
Page 273 - The middle shore is often occupied by a lagoon ; the sand is mixed with pieces of broken coral and other marine substances ; proving that such islands have been originally formed by these coral rocks, which are inhabited, and according to some, created by polypi, and afterwards augmented and elevated by the slow accumulation of light bodies drifted to them by the sea. It is...
Page 248 - ... the smallness of her feet. The last completes the Chinese idea of beauty, and is obtained by pressure and hindering the growth. By the men, corpulence, as the sign of an easy life, is regarded with respect. Lean |:ople are considered void of talent.
Page 199 - ... Cape of Good Hope ; a British colony, near the southern extremity of Africa. The Dutch, who had early fixed upon this point as a watering-place for their ships, first colonized it in the middle of the 17th century. Reducing the Hottentots (qv) to slavery, or driving them beyond the mountains, they extended the Cape settlement to nearly its present limits. It was captured by the English in 1795, restored at the peace of Amiens, 1802, and again taken in 1806; since which time it has remained in...
Page 174 - ... of Norway, and, running north, soon becomes the boundary between Sweden and Norway. The Pyrenees run in an easterly direction from the southern part of the bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean, forming the boundary between France and Spain. The Alps, the loftiest mountains in Europe, form the western boundary of Italy, separating it from France, Switzerland, and Germany. The Apennines commence near the Mediterranean, at the southwestern extremity, and, pursuing an easterly course around the gulf...
Page 142 - Politeness and good manners may he traced through all ranks. The The women of France take an active part in the concerns of life. At court, they are politicians; in the city, they are merchants and shopkeepers; in the country, they labor on the farms with the men. There is scarcely any operation in rural economy, in which they do not take a part: they may even be sometimes seen holding the plough in the field. They often perform long journeys alone, without the protection of men, and the discretion...

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