A New Geography for Children

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Sampson Low, 1855 - Geography - 237 pages
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Page 197 - LORD, how manifold are thy works ! in wisdom hast thou made them all : the earth is full of thy riches. 25 So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts. 26 There go the ships : there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.
Page 197 - These wait all upon thee; That thou mayest give them their meat in due season. That thou givest them they gather: Thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.
Page 221 - They return in the evening without any burden ; we return with the burden of our children ; and, though tired with a long march, are not permitted to sleep, but must labour the whole night in grinding maize to make chica for them. They get drunk, and in their drunkenness beat us, draw us by the hair of the head, and tread us under foot. And what have we to comfort us for...
Page 1 - Dear Children, — I have taught a little flock of children of my own, and this has led me to think a great deal about young folks like you ; and when...
Page 221 - They get drunk, and in their drunkenness beat us, draw us by the hair of the head, and tread us under foot. And what have we to comfort us for slavery that has no end ? A young wife is brought in upon us, who is permitted to abuse us and our children, because we are no longer regarded. Can human nature endure such tyranny ? What kindness can we show...
Page 17 - Island is a much smaller portion of land, wholly surrounded by water. A Peninsula is land almost surrounded by water. An Isthmus is a narrow neck of land joining two portions of land together.
Page 180 - The space comprehended between the Tropic of Cancer and the Arctic Circle is the North Temperate Zone; and the similar space between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle is the South Temperate Zone.

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