Geography Made Easy: Being an Abridgment of the American Universal Geography : Containing Astronomical Geography, Discovery and General Description of America, General View of the United States ...

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I. Thomas and E.T. Andrews, 1802 - Geography - 432 pages
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Page 210 - For the mountain being cloven asunder, she presents to your eye, through the cleft, a small catch of smooth blue horizon, at an infinite distance in the plain country, inviting you, as it were, from the riot and tumult roaring around, to pass through the breach and participate of the calm below.
Page 184 - Franklin, as president of the "Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery," etc., issued the following letter: — "AN ADDRESS TO THE PUBLIC. " From the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and the Relief of Free Negroes unla-wfully held in Bondage.
Page 210 - ... that in this place particularly they have been dammed up by the Blue Ridge of mountains, and have formed an ocean which filled the whole valley ; that continuing to rise they have at length broken over at this spot, and have torn the mountain down from...
Page 102 - England is a high, hilly, and in some parts a montanous country, formed by nature to be inhabited by a hardy race of free, independent republicans. The mountains are comparatively small, running nearly north and south in ridges parallel to each other. Between these ridges, flow the great rivers in majestic meanders, receiving the innumerable rivulets and larger streams which proceed from the mountains on each side. To a spectator on the top of a neighbouring mountain...
Page 264 - ... of others if it is large, he tows it after him, and conducts it wherever he pleases with the little tree and hut upon it.
Page 131 - ... in the world, the youth of which more fully enjoy the benefits of school education, than at Boston. And when we consider how inseparably the happiness and prosperity of America, and the existence of its. present happy government, are connected with the education of children, too much credit can not be given to the enlightened citizens of. this town, for the attention they have paid to this important business, and the worthy example they have exhibited for the imitation of others. Next in importance...
Page 72 - ... a neighbouring mountain on a rock, on which his feat and the print of his feet are ftill to be feen, and hurled his bolts among them till the whole were flaughtered, except the big bull, who prefenting his forehead to the...
Page 112 - Tinroouth, ofl the fide of a fmall hill, is a very curious cave. The chafm, at its entrance, is about four feet in circumference. Entering this you defcend 104 feet, and then opens a fpacious room 20 feet in breadth and 100 feet in length.
Page 210 - ... as it were, from the riot and tumult roaring around, to pass through the breach and participate of the calm below. Here the eye ultimately composes itself ; and that way, too, the road happens actually to lead. You cross the...
Page 72 - That in ancient times a herd of these tremendous animals came to the Big-bone licks, and began an universal destruction of the bear, deer, elks, buffaloes, and other animals which had been created for the use of the Indians ; that the Great Man above, looking down and seeing this, was so enraged that he seized his lightning, descended...

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