Geography Made Easy: Being an Abridgement of the American Universal Geography. To which are Prefixed Elements of Geography...
Thomas & Andrews. Sold at their bookstore, no. 45, Newbury-street, and by West and Richardson, no. 75, Cornhill; by S. Wood and sons, New-York, M. Carey, Philadelphia; and by the principal booksellers in the United States... Ezra Lincoln, printer., 1818 - 364 pages
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Page 316 - But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.
Page 188 - This scene is worth a voyage across the Atlantic. Yet here, as in the neighborhood of the Natural Bridge, are people who have passed their lives within half a dozen miles, and have never been to survey these monuments of a war between rivers and mountains, which must have shaken the earth itself to its centre.
Page 187 - This current is strongest in dry frosty weather, and in long spells of rain weakest. Regular inspirations and expirations of air, by caverns and fissures, have been probably enough accounted for, by supposing them combined with intermitting fountains; as they must of course inhale air while their reservoirs are emptying themselves, and again emit it while they are filling.
Page 102 - Sir Peter Parker, and a body of troops under the Generals Clinton and Cornwallis, attempted to take Charleston, the capital of South Carolina. The ships made a violent attack upon the fort on Sullivan's Island, but were repulsed with great loss, and the expedition was abandoned. In July, Congress published their declaration of Independence, which forever separated America from Great Britain.
Page 28 - ... shortest night. If we bring the beginning of Capricorn to the meridian, and proceed in all respects as before, we shall have, the length of the longest night and shortest day. ' Thus, in the Great Mogul's dominions, the longest day is 14.
Page 105 - Sullivan, with a large body of troops attempted to take possession of Rhode- Island, but did not succeed. Soon after, the stores and shipping, at Bedford in Massachusetts, were burnt by a party of British troops. The same year, Savannah, the capital of Georgia, was taken by the British, under the command of colonel Campbell.
Page 169 - Large level bottoms, or natural meadows, from 20 to 50 miles in circuit, are every-where found bordering the rivers and variegating the country in the interior parts. These afford as rich a soil as can be imagined, and may be reduced to proper cultivation with very little labor.
Page 95 - Certainly no part of the judicial power of the country was conferred on them; because the Constitution expressly vests it "in one Supreme Court and such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish," and it is not pretended that the commission was a court ordained and established by Congress.
Page 57 - He died with a composure of mind suitable to the magnanimity which distinguished his character, and with sentiments of piety becoming that supreme respect for religion which he manifested in every occurrence of his life.
Page 99 - Here was spilled the first blood in the war which severed America from the British empire. Lexington opened the first scene of the great drama, which, in its progress, exhibited the most illustrious characters and events, and closed with a revolution, equally glorious...