The Encyclopędia of Geography: Comprising a Complete Description of the Earth, Physical, Statistical, Civil, and Political; Exhibiting Its Relation to the Heavenly Bodies, Its Physical Structure, the Natural History of Each Country, and the Industry, Commerce, Political Institutions, and Civil and Social State of All Nations, Volume 3
Hugh Murray, William Wallace, Robert Jameson, Sir William Jackson Hooker, William Swainson, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford
Carey, Lea and Blanchard, 1837 - Geography
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Page 485 - State, in proportion to the number of children in each between the ages of five and twenty years...
Page 519 - But the distant finishing which nature has given to the picture, is of a very different character. It is a true contrast to the foreground. It is as placid and delightful, as that is wild and tremendous. For the mountain being cloven asunder, she presents to your eye, through the cleft, a small catch of smooth blue horizon...
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Page 211 - ... but the first region varies with the four seasons of the year in a most extraordinary manner. In winter the leaves of the thistles are large and luxuriant, and the whole surface of the country has the rough appearance of a turnip-field.
Page 356 - It is highly probable that they extend their migrations under the very pole itself, amid the silent desolation of unknown countries, shut out since creation from the prying eye of man by everlasting and insuperable barriers of ice.
Page 519 - The passage of the Patowmac through the Blue ridge is perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in nature. You stand on a very high point of land. On your right comes up the Shenandoah, having ranged along the foot of the mountain an hundred miles to seek a vent. On your left approaches the Patowmac, in quest of a passage also. In the moment of their junction they rush together against the mountain, rend it asunder, and pass off to the sea.
Page 491 - ... is entitled to vote unless he is possessed of a freehold estate of the value of 250 dollars, without any incumbrance.
Page 469 - A general diffusion of the advantages of education being essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the people; to promote this important object, the Legislature are authorized, and it shall be their duty to require, the several towns to make suitable provision, at their own expense, for the support and maintenance of public schools...
Page 328 - Ward and his party were in danger of being mobbed for Jews. Oaxaca, for we must return southwards in order to complete the picture of the central provinces of Mexico, is a fine state, situated near the borders of Guatemala. The beauty and salubrity of the climate, the fertility of the soil, and the richness and variety of its productions, render it one of the most delightful countries in the world. These advantages were appreciated at an early period, when it became the seat of an advanced civilisation...