System of universal geography, founded on the works of Malte-Brun and Balbi

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Seite 230 - The great lake Tchad, glowing with the golden rays of the sun in its strength, appeared to be within a mile of the spot on which we stood.
Seite 279 - Impulse, do rouze out of their private Recesses, and gently fan the Air till the next Morning ; and then their Task ends, and they leave the Stage.
Seite 279 - Land-breezes are as remarkable as any winds that I have yet treated of ; they are quite contrary to the sea-breezes ; for those blow right from the shore, but the sea-breeze right in upon the shore ; and as the sea-breezes do blow in the day and rest in the night, so, on the contrary, these do blow in the night and rest in the day, and so they do alternately succeed each other. For when the sea-breezes have performed their offices of the day, by breathing on their respective coasts, they, in the...
Seite 279 - ... they make some faint breathings, and, as if not willing to offend, they make a halt, and seem ready to retire. I have waited many a time both ashore to receive the pleasure, and at sea to take the benefit of it. " It comes in a fine, small, black...
Seite 314 - Yes ! gentlemen, says our author, give me the map of any country, its configuration, its climate, its waters, its winds, and the whole of its physical geography ; give me its natural productions, its flora, its zoology, &c., and I pledge myself to tell you, a priori, what will be the quality of man in that country, and what part its inhabitants will act in history, — not accidentally but necessarily, not at any particular epoch, but in all ; in short, — what idea he is called to represent.
Seite 279 - ... o'clock it begins to die away again, and gradually withdraws its force till all is spent, and about [five o'clock, sooner or later, according as the weather is, it is lulled asleep, and comes no more till the next morning. " These winds are as constantly expected as the day, in their proper latitudes, and seldom fail but in the wet ..season. On all coasts of the main, whether in the East or West Indies, or Guinea, they rise in the morning and withdraw towards the evening, yet capes and headlands...
Seite 206 - The length of the diameter of the hollow sphere is given thus by Hesiod. It would take, he says, nine days for an anvil to fall from heaven to earth; and an equal space of time would be occupied by its fall from earth to Tartarus.
Seite 279 - ... breathings, and as if not willing to offend, they make a halt, and seem ready to retire. I have waited many a time both ashore to receive the pleasure, and at sea to take the benefit of it. It comes in a fine small black curie upon the water, when as all the sea between it and the shore not yet reached by it, is as smooth and even as glass in comparison...
Seite 406 - Hogs and pigs, 555,000, at £1:168., . 1,000,000 land, the total annual value of the agricultural produce of England and Wales will be £132,500,000.
Seite 310 - Two observations struck me forcibly ; first, that the deep bronze tint is more naturally agreeable to the human eye than the fair -skins of Europe, since we are not displeased with it even in the first instance, while it is well known that to them a fair complexion gives the idea of ill-health, and of that sort of deformity which in our eyes belongs to an Albino.

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