Brookes's General Gazetteer Improved: Or, A New and Compendious Geographical Dictionary; Containing a Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States, Provinces, Cities ... &c. in the Known World; with the Government, Customs, Manners, and Religion of the Inhabitants; the Extent, Boundaries, and Natural Productions of Each Country ... and the Various Events by which They Have Been Distinguished: Including a Detail of the Counties, Cities, Boroughs, Market-towns, and Principal Villages, in Great Britain and Ireland: Together with a Succinct Account Of, at Least, One Thousand Cities, Towns, and Villages in the United States ... Illustrated by Eight Maps, Neatly Executed

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Johnson and Warner, 1812 - Geography - 769 pages
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Page 10 - ... awaits them on account of what they are now doing, and excite their ferocity by the most provoking reproaches and threats. To display undaunted fortitude, in such dreadful situations, is the noblest triumph of a warrior. To avoid the trial by a voluntary death, or to shrink under it, is deemed infamous and cowardly. If any one betray symptoms of timidity, his tormentors often despatch him at once with contempt, as unworthy of being treated like a man.
Page 6 - The building has four rooms, one over the other, and at the top a gallery and lantern. The stone floors are flat above, but concave beneath, and are kept from pressing against the sides of the building by a chain let into the •walls.
Page 4-20 - XIV. took it in 1673 ; William prince of Orange invested it in vain, in 1676 ; but in 1678, it was restored to the Dutch. In 1748, it was besieged by the French, who were permitted to take possession of the city on condition of its being restored at the peace then negotiating. At the commencement of 1793...
Page 4-7 - ... these, for the most part, consist of two sorts, one of tin, the other of copper ; those of tin are very numerous, and are in general very large, and rich in ore, and have rendered Cornwall famous in all ages. There have also been sometimes found a small quantity of gold and silver, but not worthy of notice. With the metalline ores are intermixed large quantities of mundic and arsenic. Many sorts of stones are also found here, particularly the moor-stone, which is used both in buildings and for...
Page 5-2 - Bcrebbers, or aborigines, who live in towns and villages. There are a great number of Christian slaves, and some) merchants upon the coast, besides a multitude of Jews, who carry on almost all the trade ; especially by land with the Negros, to whom they send large caravans, which travel over vast deserts almost destitute of water.
Page 11 - ... superb monuments, of which nothing remains but the remembrance. A third of the city is deserted, but the rest is well inhabited. Some quarters of it are extremely populous, and full of business.
Page 9 - ... 24 feet in diameter, and so low that a middle-sized man cannot stand upright in them. The fire-place is in the middle, and they sit or lie round it in a circle. The low door is the only place that admits the light, and the only outlet that is left for the smoke. The order of these huts in a kraal, or clan, is most frequently in the form of a circle, with the doors inward ; by which means a kind of yard is formed, where the cattle are kept at night.
Page 9 - The whole column is 114 feet high, perfectly well polished, and only a little shivered on the eastern side. Nothing can equal the majesty of this monument ; seen from a distance, it overtops the town, and serves as a signal for vessels ; and on a nearer approach, it produces an astonishment mingled with awe.

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