A Sketch of Modern and Ancient Geography: For the Use of Schools (Classic Reprint)

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The Second Part, which contains a short view of Antient Geography, has been unattempted in this manner, as far as I know, by any one but myself. I have endeavoured to make a dry catalogue of names interesting and useful, by the application of history, chronology, and poetry; and I have selected those passages which occurred to my recollection from the books most generally read at schools of eminence and in colleges, for reasons suficiently obvious to every teacher. To say nothing of the difficulty of printing Greek at a provincial press which I have found on re peated trials to be insuperably great Latin, on other accounts, and especially Latin poetry, ap peared to me preferable for quotation, as it is more easily committed to the memory, and more easily retained. I have, therefore, endeavoured to quote as many passages as might illustrate the subject, The first edition of this book was printed at Shrewsbury. T 800 the Note to my Installation Sermon, p. 129.without overloading the memory of the student; and have now and then attempted to elucidate an obscure or disputed passage. I have also added the modern names of antient places, which I have caused to be printed in italics, to prevent obscu rity or mistake.

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