The London General Gazetteer, Or Geographical Dictionary: Containing a Description of the Various Countries, Kingdoms, States, Cities, Towns, &c. of the Known World ...

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W. Baynes & Son, 1825 - Geography

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Page 318 - Soon after the explosion commenced a number of meteorites fell to the ground over an area a mile and a half in length and half a mile in breadth.
Page 241 - ... and the fourth by the palace of the audience. It is very spacious, and has in the centre an elegant fountain. It is indeed rather disfigured than adorned by the palace of the audience ; which instead of being kept in repair conformable to the dignity of government, the...
Page 237 - The communication from the lower to the upper town is by a winding street, at the top of which is a fortified gate. On entering this gate you find on the right hand a large area in which is...
Page 119 - ... with a wall. The roof is thatched with palmleaves, and the floor is covered, some inches deep, with soft hay : over this are laid mats, so that the whole is one cushion, upon which they sit in the day and sleep in the night. In...
Page 455 - there are a variety of languages spoken in Sumatra; which, however, have not only a manifest affinity among themselves, but also to that general language which is found to prevail in, and to be indigenous to, all the islands of the eastern sea, from Madagascar to the remotest of Captain Cook's discoveries; comprehending a wider extent than the Roman or any other tongue has yet boasted.
Page 502 - The tide flows up the Thames as high as Richmond, which, following the winding of the river, is 70 miles from the ocean ; a distance greater than the tide is carried by any other river in Europe.
Page 214 - August 1782, sunk by an accident in less than five minutes, with all her crew, and the brave admiral Kempenfelt. Portsmouth dockyard being the grand naval arsenal of England, and the general rendezvous of the British fleet, is by far the largest in the kingdom, and every attention has been paid to its extension and improvement. The sea wharf wall of the dock-yard extends in the direction of north and south about 3500 feet along the western shore of the harbour.
Page 269 - THIS is a place of great antiquity, and is supposed to have been the Gualhen of the Britons, and was afterwards undoubtedly a Roman station.
Page 247 - ... plain but handsome building; and there are, besides, three places of worship for Methodists, Baptists, and Independents, which are well attended. But the harbour is by far the most striking feature in the town ; it is that on which it chiefly depends for its support and importance, and is, besides, one of the most magnificent structures of the kind in the kingdom. It was begun about the year 1750, under the authority of government, and was intended to afford security to vessels in the Downs,...
Page 225 - Singapore is an island about twenty-seven miles long by fourteen wide, with an area of 206 square miles, situated at the southern extremity of the Malay Peninsula, from which it is separated by a narrow strait about three-quarters of a mile in width. There are a number of small islands adjacent to it, which form part of the settlement.

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