A New Universal Gazetteer: Containing a Description of the Principal Nations, Empires, Kingdoms, States ... of the Known World ... (Google eBook)

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W. Marshall & Company, 1839 - Geography - 799 pages
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Page 406 - ... dark brown colour, and sunk deep in the head, and the eyelids form in the great angle of the eye a deep furrow, which discriminates them from other nations ; their eyebrows are also placed somewhat higher ; and their noses though not flat, are thick and short.
Page 341 - Water ; its margin is hollowed into small bays, with bold eminences, some of rock, some of soft turf, that half conceal and vary the figure of the little lake they command ; from the shore a low promontory pushes itself far into the water, and on it stands a white village with the parish...
Page 370 - Lepers, did no more than discover that the land was not connected, but composed of islands, which he called the Great Cyclades.
Page 188 - The natives carry on considerable trade with the adjoining States; and some of them export cotton in boats down the Tennessee, to the Mississippi, and down that river to New Orleans.
Page 381 - The Portuguese and Spaniards appear to have visited it in the sixteenth century, but it was the Dutch who first made it known to Europe. In the beginning of the seventeenth century they traced the N. and W. coasts ; and what was deemed, till lately, the S. extremity, was discovered by Tasman, in 1642. Captain Cook, in 1770, explored the E. and NE from 38. S., and ascertained its separation from New Guinea; and, in 1773, captain Furneaux, by connecting Tasman 's discoveries with Cook's, completed...
Page 350 - In 1795, the French landed some troops, and caused an insurrection in this island, which was not finally quelled till June 1796. St. George is the capital.
Page 319 - ... that was new to them, or met each other, they would raise their heads as high as they could, their necks being nearly vertical, and advance with their mouths wide open, appearing to be the most spiteful of any reptile whatever ; sometimes two of them would come up to each other in that manner, so near as almost to touch, and stand in that position for two or three minutes...
Page 375 - That part which forms the northern boundary of India, is a continuation of the same range with that to the west of the Indus, known among the Afghans under the name of Hindoo Coosh. To the east of that river, it increases in height, and assumes a character of additional grandeur, both from that circumstance and from its great extent in every direction. It forms, in fact, one of the sublimest features in the structure of the old continent and of the globe.
Page 46 - ... begins to run at first but gently ; either insensible of his danger, or sure of escaping. In this situation he somewhat resembles a man at full speed; his wings, like two arms, keep working, with a motion correspondent to that of his legs...
Page 396 - These bold adventurers attacked, in small numbers, and with small means, but with an intrepidity which bade defiance to danger, not only single merchant vessels, but several of them together, and sometimes armed ships. Their common mode of attack was by boarding. They directed their efforts especially against the Spanish ships which sailed for Europe laden with the treasures of America. By the repeated losses which they suffered, the Spaniards were at last so discouraged, that they seldom offered...

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