First (-Sixth) standard geographical reader, Volume 3

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1883
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Page 162 - ... bears. The sixty English villages called Barton or Burton must at first have been only outlying rickyards. Usually, however, the ton included the settler's house. In most cases the isolated ton became the nucleus of a village, then the village grew into a town, and, last stage of all, the word town has come to denote not the one small croft enclosed from the field or the forest by the first Saxon settler, but the dwelling-place of a vast population, twice as great as that which the whole of Saxon...
Page 173 - LONDON (6200) is the largest, wealthiest, and most populous city in the world. It stands in four counties — Middlesex, Surrey, Kent, and Essex.
Page 68 - ... of the river, about 20 miles from the sea. When the river approaches Stockton, the shore becomes very low, and the stream continues winding. In its approximation to the ocean, from Portrack, the Tees expands into a large bay, which is about three miles across, and at the mouth is a little contracted by a tongue of land, called Seaton Snook, from which a bar of sand stretches across the estuary to the Cleveland coast, near Coatham and Redcar. At spring tides, about 10 or 12 feet is the depth on...
Page 73 - This explains why there are so many rivers of this name — as the Yorkshire Ouse, the Great and Little Ouse, and the Sussex Ouse; the term originally signifying the water or waters ; as we say Derwent Water, the Black Water, &c.
Page 51 - Spanish officers, 1804, the extent of this shoal is about 7 miles from North to South, and 14 miles from East to West.
Page 5 - Scotland on the north, the German Ocean on the east, the English Channel on the south, and the Atlantic Ocean, St. George's Channel, and the Irish Sea, on the west. The coast-line Measures nearly tico thousand miles.
Page 144 - There are two of these chambers — one called the House of Lords, and the other the House of Commons.
Page 145 - There are two kinds of taxes : direct and indirect. A direct tax is collected from the persons upon whom the burden falls.
Page 50 - Brecknockshire ; the Mal'vern Hills, in Worcestershire ; the Cots'wold Hills, in Gloucestershire ; the Men'dip Hills, in Somersetshire.
Page 144 - Government is managed by what are called the Three Estates of the Realm — the Sovereign, the Lords, and the Commons.

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