Elements of Geography, Modern and Ancient with a Modern and an Ancient Atlas

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Lewis and Sampson, 1844 - Geography - 331 pages

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Page 247 - The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds.
Page 46 - Under a wise and beneficent government, the produce of the Holy Land, would exceed all calculation. Its perennial harvest ; the salubrity of its air ; its limpid springs ; its rivers, lakes, and matchless plains ; its hills and vales ; all these, added to the serenity of its climate, prove this land to be indeed '. a field which the Lord hath blessed ; God hath given it of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine.'— Dr.
Page 251 - ... turn the sun's place to the eastern edge of the horizon, and the index will point...
Page 249 - Rule. If the places are in the same hemisphere, bring each to the meridian, and subtract the latitude of the one from that of the other; if in different hemispheres, add the latitude of the one to that of the other, and the sum will show the difference of latitude.
Page 235 - Methodists ; thus (§), Catholics. With respect to the Colleges which are unmarked, the prevailing religious influence of those that are in the New England States is Congregationalism.; of most of the others, Presbyterianism.
Page 109 - II. RUSSIA. The empire of Russia, which includes the most of the north of Europe and all the north of Asia, is the most extensive empire on the globe, and is more than twice as large as all Europe ; but the principal part of it is very thinly inhabited. The Asiatic part is far the larger in extent ; but the European part is far the more populous ; though this is much less populous than the middle and south of Europe. The...
Page 252 - Year. Double the time of the sun's rising, which gives the length of the night; double the time of his setting, which gives the length of the day.
Page 45 - ... put her into the water ; the doctors shall instruct her while she is in it ; and then they shall go out, and turn away their eyes from her while she comes out of it.
Page 23 - States now stretch from the Atlantic Ocean, on the east, to the Pacific, on the west, and from the Gulf of Mexico, on the south, to the British Possessions on the north.
Page 42 - In this division of the land into twelve portions, the posterity of Ephraim and Manasseh (the two sons of Joseph) had their portions as distinct tribes, in consequence of Jacob having adopted them ; and these two are reckoned instead of Joseph and Levi.

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