Modern Geography: A Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Colonies; with the Oceans, Seas, and Isles; in All Parts of the World: Including the Most Recent Discoveries, and Political Alterations. Digested on a New Plan, Volume 1
John Conrad & Company, 1804 - Africa
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Page lxxxix - The first seven letters of the alphabet, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, are...
Page cv - The height of the mercury in the tube above the surface of the mercury in the basin...
Page 49 - ... there are old men yet dwelling in the village where I remain, which have noted three things to be marvellously altered in England within their sound remembrance. One is, the multitude of chimnies lately erected; whereas, in their young days, there were not above two or three, if so many, in most uplandish towns of the realm...
Page 165 - Bardes do for little reward, or a share of a stolen cow, then waxeth he most insolent, and half mad with the love of himself and his own lewd deeds. And as for words to set forth such lewdness, it is not hard for them to give a goodly and painted show thereunto, borrowed even from the praises which are proper to virtue itself; as of a most notorious thief and wicked outlaw...
Page 49 - ... lately erected ; whereas, in their young days, there were not above two or three, if so many, in most uplandish towns of the realm (the religious houses and manor places of their lords always excepted, and peradventure some great personage ;) but each made his fire against a reredosse in the hall where he dined and dressed his meat.
Page lxxv - Observer' at a salary of 100£ per annum, his duty being 'forthwith to apply himself with the most exact care and diligence to the rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places of the fixed stars, so as to find out the so much desired longitude of places for the perfecting the art of navigation.
Page 165 - ... that he was none of the idle milk-sops that was brought up by the...
Page 165 - ... cabin under his mantle, but used commonly to keep others waking to defend their lives, and did light his candle at the flames of their houses to lead him in...
Page cviii - These are esteemed the best of any general rules hitherto made : 1. The rising of the mercury presages, in general, fair weather; and its falling, foul weather, as rain, snow, high winds, and storms.
Page 297 - That of the gentlemen is a waistcoat with sleeves; over this they wear an upper robe of a different colour, which reaches down below the knee, and is fastened round the waist with a sash or girdle; the sleeves...