A Geographical Present: Being Descriptions of the Principal Countries of the World

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William Burgess, Jun., 1829 - Geography - 200 pages
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Page 215 - THE BORROWER WILL BE CHARGED AN OVERDUE FEE IF THIS BOOK 18 NOT RETURNED TO THE LIBRARY ON OR BEFORE THE LAST DATE STAMPED BELOW. NON-RECEIPT OF OVERDUE NOTICES DOES NOT EXEMPT THE BORROWER FROM OVERDUE FEES. I...
Page 144 - ... of their friends and relations ; they warn them of the vengeance that awaits them on account of what they are now doing, and excite their ferocity by the most provoking reproaches and threats. To display undaunted fortitude in such...
Page 182 - An east south central state bordered north by Tennessee, east by Alabama, south by the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana, and west by the Mississippi River, separating it from Louisiana and Arkansas.
Page 186 - Lawrence ; on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, the Bay of Fundy, and the Province of New Brunswick.
Page 144 - ... to respect their species, and to melt into tenderness at the sight of human sufferings. The prisoners are tied naked to a stake, but so as to be at liberty to move round it. All who are present, men, women, and children, rush upon them like furies. Every species of torture is applied that the rancour of revenge can invent. Some burn their limbs with red-hot irons, some mangle their bodies...
Page 145 - This barbarous scene is often succeeded by one no less shocking. As it is impossible to appease the fell spirit of revenge which rages in the heart of a savage, this frequently prompts the Americans to devour those unhappy persons, who have been the victims of their cruelty. In...

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