East India and colonial guide

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Page 74 - Francisco is situated, as will contain an area of four square leagues; said tract being bounded on the north and east by the Bay of San Francisco, on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the south by a due east and west line drawn so as to include the area aforesaid...
Page 63 - September, the thermometer rises frequently above 90°, the refreshing sea breeze is then interrupted, and frequent calms announce the approach of the great periodical rains. Fiery clouds are seen in the atmosphere, and the mountains appear less distant to the spectator than at other seasons of the year. The rain falls in torrents about the beginning of October, the rivers overflow their banks, and a great portion of the low grounds is submerged.
Page 46 - more extensive than Great Britain, equally rich in point of soil, and which now lies ready for the plough in many parts, as if specially prepared by the Creator for the industrious hands of Englishmen.
Page 63 - Clouds are seldom seen in the sky ; the heat of the sun is only rendered supportable by the sea breeze, which blows regularly from the south-east during the greater part of the day. The nights are calm and serene, the moon shines more brightly than in Europe, and emits a light that enables...
Page 63 - Europe, and emits a light that enables one to read the smallest print ; its absence is in some degree compensated by theģ planets, and above all by the luminous effulgence of the galaxy. .From the middle of August to the end of September, the thermometer rises frequently above 90° ; the refreshing sea breeze is then interrupted, and frequent...
Page 67 - F. occasionally below 60, seldom beyond 70 or 75, while a refreshing north breeze tempers the mid-day heat, and the mornings and evenings are cool and invigorating. From May to November the heat increases and decreases as the sun advances and retires from its great northern declination. The thermometer...
Page 63 - ... any one of them may be applied with little variation to them all. The spring begins about the month of May ; the savannas then change their russet hue, and the trees are adorned with a verdant foliage. The periodical rains from the south may at this time be expected ; they fall generally about noon, and occasion a rapid and luxuriant vegetation. The thermometer varies considerably ; it falls sometimes six or eight degrees after the diurnal rains ; :bat its medium height may be stated at 78°...
Page 23 - The climate and seasons of the northern and southern districts are thus strikingly contrasted : on one side of the island, and even on one side of a mountain, the rain may fall in torrents, while on the other the earth is parched, and the herbage withered. The inhabitants in one place may be securing themselves from inundations, while in another they are carefully distributing the little water of a former season, which is retained in their wells and tanks.
Page 55 - Land may be estimated from the data given in the preceding chapter respecting New South Wales. Generally speaking, throughout the summer months, there are alternate land and sea breezes, every 24 hours, the influence of the latter being felt many miles from the shore, and tending greatly to cool the atmosphere, even in the hottest days of summer. The wind blows from the land, from sunset till 10 or 11 o'clock the following day; when the sea breeze sets in and continues till evening.
Page 74 - Atlantic ocean ; and the river St. Lawrence, by its communication with the great American lakes, gives to Canada all the benefits of the most extensive inland navigation, and forms a natural outlet for her surplus produce, as well as for the surplus produce of that part of the United States which is washed tiy the lakes.

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