Mitchell's Geographical Reader: A System of Modern Geography, Comprising a Description of the World ...

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Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company, 1840 - 600 pages
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Page 157 - It shall be the duty of the general assembly, as soon as circumstances will permit, to provide, by law, for a general system of education, ascending in a regular gradation from township schools to a state university, wherein tuition shall be gratis, and equally open to all.
Page 83 - State, in proportion to the number of children in each between the ages of five and twenty years...
Page 23 - Here's to the United States," said the first speaker, " bounded on the north by British America, on the south by the Gulf of Mexico, on the east by the Atlantic, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
Page 89 - ... is entitled to vote unless he is possessed of a freehold estate of the value of 250 dollars, without any incumbrance.
Page 534 - But the objects which most attract attention are the sculptures, which cover the whole of the northern front. They contain, on a great scale, a representation of a victory gained by one of the ancient kings of Egypt over his Asiatic enemies.
Page 155 - The Legislature shall provide for a system of Common Schools, by which a school shall be kept up and supported in each district at least three months in every year : and any school district neglecting to keep up and support such a school, may- be deprived of its proportion of the interest of the public fund during such neglect.
Page 67 - A general diffusion of the advantages of education being essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the people; to promote this important object, the Legislature are authorized, and it shall be their duty to require, the several towns to make suitable provision, at their own expense, for the support and maintenance of public schools...
Page 119 - Monticello, read there the inscription : " Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of Independence, and Founder of the University of Virginia.
Page 114 - Catholic monastery occupies a delightful situation, upon an eminence overlooking the town: this institution contains about 60 nuns, and embraces a high school for females, and a charity schooi of 100 pupils.
Page 206 - The Tapir is of the size of a small cow, or zebu, but without horns, and with a short naked tail : the legs are short and thick, and the feet have small black hoofs. The body .is thick and clumsy, the back somewhat arched, and the hair of a dusky or brownish colour.

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