The Edinburgh Gazetteer, Or Geographical Dictionary ...: Accompanied by an Atlas, Volume 4 (Google eBook)

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A. Constable and Company, 1822 - Geography
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Page 48 - Beginning at the mouth of the river Sabine ; thence by a line to be drawn along the middle of the said river, including all islands, to the thirty-second degree of latitude; thence due north to the northernmost part of the thirty-third degree of north latitude ; thence along the said parallel of latitude to the river Mississippi ; thence down the said river to the river Iberville ; and from thence, along the middle of the said river and Lakes Maurepas and Ponchartrain, to the Gulf of Mexico ; thence...
Page 495 - I was anxiously looking around for the river, one of them called out, geo affili (see the water), and looking forwards, I saw with infinite pleasure the great object of my mission — the long sought for majestic Niger, glittering to the morning sun, as broad as the Thames at Westminster, and flowing slowly to the eastward.
Page 421 - There is nothing in the Holy Land finer than the view of Napolose, from the heights around it. As the traveller descends towards it from the hills, it appears luxuriantly embosomed in the most delightful and fragrant bowers ; half concealed by rich gardens, and by stately trees collected into groves, all around the bold and beautiful valley in which it stands.
Page 254 - I shall call 1'Audicucia, in which ten or twelve persons sit constantly for determining any disputes which may arise respecting the sale of goods. There are other persons who mix continually with the crowd, to see that a just price is asked. We have seen them break the false measures, which they had seized from the merchants.
Page 292 - Over this it precipitates itself in an even uninterrupted sheet to the perpendicular depth of fifty feet, whence dashing against the rocky bottom it rushes rapidly down, leaving behind it a spray of the purest foam across the river. The scene which it presented was indeed singularly beautiful, since without any of the wild irregular sublimity of the lower falls, it combined all the regular elegances which the fancy of a painter would select to form a beautiful waterfall.
Page 292 - Above this fall the river bends suddenly to the northward: while viewing this place captain Lewis heard a loud roar above him, and crossing the point of a hill for a few hundred yards, he saw one of the most beautiful objects in nature: the whole Missouri is suddenly stopped by one shelving rock, which without a single niche and with an edge as straight and regular as if formed by art, stretches itself from one side of the river to the other for at least a quarter of a mile.
Page 239 - Norths prevailing in the Gulf of Mexico, while the navigation of the western (Pacific) coasts is very dangerous in July and August, when terrible hurricanes blow from the SW At that time, and even in September and October, the ports of San Bias and Acapulco are of very difficult access. Even in the fine season, from October to May, this coast is visited by impetuous winds from NE and NNE, known by the names of Papagallo and Tehuantepec.
Page 42 - ... the buildings ; and sometimes the land itself is much injured, the current carrying away the soil, or leaving numerous logs and trees, which must be destroyed before the land can again be cultivated.
Page 254 - ... leather, and spun cotton. We find hewn stone, tiles, and timber fit for. building. There are lanes for game, others for roots and garden fruits; there are houses where barbers shave the head (with razors made of obsidian) ; and there are houses resem-.
Page 511 - The visage of most of them is round and full, and sometimes also broad, with high prominent cheeks; and, above these, the face is frequently much depressed, or seems fallen in quite across between the temples; the nose also flattening at its base, with pretty wide nostrils, and a rounded point. The forehead rather low...

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