A dictionary of geography, ancient and modern

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T. Tegg, 1834 - Geography - 724 pages
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Page 472 - It so happened, that we were to witness one of the greatest calamities that have occurred in Egypt in the recollection of any one living. The Nile rose this season three feet and a half above the highest mark left by the former inundation, with uncommon rapidity, an'd carried off several villages, and some hundreds of their inhabitants.
Page 425 - In this foggy and cold region, therefore, want spurs on the Indian to labour, and excites his industry. At the height of San Miguel pines begin to mingle with the oaks, which are found by the traveller as high as the elevated plains of Perote, where he beholds the delightful aspect of fields sown with wheat.
Page 426 - The Indians of New Spain bear a general resemblance to those who inhabit Canada, Florida, Peru and Brazil. They have the same swarthy and copper...
Page 45 - Devol is the modern name of Deavolis. It is situated on a river of the same name. which falls into the Apsos five miles below Berat. The pass is now called the Boghaz of Tzangon. Achrida and Deavolis were the two cities which commanded the two roads leading from the Adriatic to Thessalonica. Anna Comn.
Page 572 - ... to which they resort ; but if any exist, they have hitherto remained undiscovered. The greatest part of the land capable of cultivation is found near the seashore, along which the towns and villages of the natives are thickly scattered. The population at present is about 85,000, and this will...
Page 542 - Ab.i-zal, which flow, the former to the west, and the latter to the east of the ruins of Sus, may be fairly presumed to be those ancient streams.
Page 372 - Often in a space of thirty square leagues there is not an eminence of a foot high. This resemblance to the surface of the sea strikes the imagination most powerfully, where the plains are altogether destitute of palm-trees; and where the mountains of the shore and of the Oroonoko are so distant, that they cannot be seen, as in the Mesa de Pavones.
Page 422 - Africa, which rises in the mountains of Kong, and falls into the Atlantic at the western extremity of the Grain Coast.
Page 407 - In some parts the water is brackish, and lies lower than the sea ; in others it oozes full of tartar from beds of travertine. At the bottom, or on the sides of hills, are a multitude of hot springs, which form pools, called lagoni.
Page 175 - ... connected, became transformed, as if by magic, into three distinct cities*, each individually of prodigious extent, and each separated from the other two by a wide arm of that sea whose silver tide encompassed their base, and made its vast circuit rest half on Europe, and half on Asia.

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