A Geographical and Historical View of the World: Exhibiting a Complete Delineation of the Natural and Artificial Features of Each Country: And a Succinct Narrative of the Origin of the Different Nations, Their Political Revolutions, and Progress in Arts, Sciences, Literature, Commerce &c. The Whole Comprising All that is Important in the Geography of the Globe, and the History of Mankind, Volume 1
Thomas B. Wait and Company Sold by them, and by Mathew Carey, Philadelphia, and Samuel Pleasants, Richmond, 1812 - Geography
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Page 336 - Chief about the tenth ship from the van, the second in command about the twelfth from the rear, leaving the van of the enemy unoccupied; the succeeding ships breaking through in all parts, a-stern of their leaders, and engaging the enemy at the muzzles of their guns...
Page 279 - Fabrice's arms, he never recovered. but expired about eleven o'clock the next morning, in the sixty-eighth year of his age, and the thirteenth of his reign Questions for Examination, \ What was the conduct of the South Sea scheme ? 2 Explain the nature of it, 3.
Page 32 - As some tall cliff that lifts its awful form, Swells from the vale, and midway leaves the storm, Tho' round its breast the rolling clouds are spread, Eternal sunshine settles on its head.
Page 322 - Cradock's command, where they were soon repulsed. The most vigorous efforts of the enemy were however directed against our right, which they used every possible exertion to turn. The attack on that point was begun with great impetuosity by the French infantry, sustained by a strong body of cavalry, who charged in column. They were received by our troops with equal ardour, and the utmost steadiness and discipline. The contest was unusually obstinate ; the enemy were twice repulsed, and their cavalry...
Page 277 - ... stock. Yet many of those very subscribers were far from believing those projects feasible; it was enough for their purpose that there would very soon be a premium on the receipts for those subscriptions, when they generally got rid of them in the crowded alley to others more credulous than themselves. And in all events, the projector was sure of the deposit money.
Page 343 - January, 1806, in the fortyseventh year of his age. He had been for some time in a declining state of health, and the disastrous issue of the continental confederacy is supposed to have preyed on his spirits, and aggravated his disorder. In this point of view, he may, therefore, be regarded as a martyr to his zeal for the glory of his country, and the independence of Europe.
Page 357 - Council declaring all ports of France and her allies to be in a state of blockade, and all vessels good prize which attempted to enter them unless they had previously touched at a British harbour.
Page 23 - The first report of the committee, appointed by the house of commons, to inquire into...
Page 246 - Charles was executed in the forty-ninth year of his age, and the twenty-fourth of his reign. He was of a middle stature, robust, and well proportioned.
Page 325 - On the 1 st of October, the preliminary articles of peace were signed at London, by lord Hawkesbury on the part of his Britannic majesty, and by M. Otto on the part of the French republic. Great Britain agreed to the restoration of all her conquests, except the islands of Trinidad and Ceylon. The Cape of Good Hope was to remain a free port.