Elements of useful knowledge, in geography, history, and other sciences

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J. Allbut, 1809 - 120 pages
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Page 83 - OF TIME. 60 Seconds = 1 Minute 60 Minutes =± 1 Hour 24 Hours = 1 Day 7 Days = 1 Week 28 Days = 1 Lunar Month...
Page 60 - The ram, the bull, the heavenly twins, And next the crab the lion shines, The virgin and the scales, The scorpion, archer, and sea-goat, The man that holds the watering-pot, And fish with glittering tails.
Page 65 - When I consider the heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars which thou hast ordained, what is man that thou art mindful of him, and the son of man that thou visitest him...
Page 37 - Plantations, 4 Connecticut, 5 New York, 6 New Jersey, 7 Pennsylvania, 8 Delaware, 9 Maryland, 10 Virginia, 11 North Carolina, 12 South Carolina, 13 Georgia. It is to be noticed that this is the order in which the delegates signed the original " Articles of Confederation," and is the geographical order of the colonies from north to south.
Page 87 - Sun is a space of 28 years, in which time the days of the month return again to the same days of the week...
Page 106 - RULE. Place the less number under the greater; units under units, tens under tens, SfC.
Page 93 - ... Quotation, or a single or double comma turned, (') or ("), is put at the beginning of speeches, or such lines as are extracted out of other authors. An asterisk and...
Page 101 - The prepositions are words set before nouns or pronouns, to express the relations of persons, places and things to each other, as Jag bar ga till honom, I ought to go to him.
Page 100 - A participle is a word derived from a verb and partaking of the nature of a verb and of an adjective or a noun, or, in some instances, of an adverb.
Page 100 - AN ADVERB is a part of Speech joined to a Verb, an Adjective, a Participle, and sometimes to another Adverb, to express the quality or circumstance of it; as, " He reads well; a truly good man ; he is secretly plotting; he writes very correctly.

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