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The Encyclopædia of Geography: Comprising a Complete Description ..., Volume 3
Visualização integral - 1837
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Página 485 - State, in proportion to the number of children in each between the ages of five and twenty years...
Página 1 - ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GEOGRAPHY : comprising a complete Description of the Earth ; exhibiting its Relation to the Heavenly Bodies, its Physical Structure, the Natural History of each Country, and the Industry, Commerce, Political Institutions, and Civil and Social State of all Nations. By HUGH MURRAY, FRSE Assisted in ASTRONOMY, &c.
Página 512 - The legislative power of the state shall be vested in a General Assembly consisting of a Senate and House of Representatives...
Página 356 - It is highly probable that they extend their migrations under the very pole itself, amid the silent desolation of unknown countries, shut out since creation from the prying eye of man by everlasting and insuperable barriers of ice.
Página 211 - ... region varies with the four seasons of the year in a most extraordinary manner. In winter, the leaves of the thistles are large and luxuriant, and the whole surface of the country has the rough appearance of a turnip-field.
Página 328 - Ward and his party were in danger of being mobbed for Jews. Oaxaca, for we must return southwards in order to complete the picture of the central provinces of Mexico, is a fine state, situated near the borders of Guatemala. The beauty and salubrity of the climate, the fertility of the soil, and the richness and variety of its productions, render it one of the most delightful countries in the world. These advantages were appreciated at an early period, when it became the seat of an advanced civilisation...
Página 491 - ... is entitled to vote unless he is possessed of a freehold estate of the value of 250 dollars, without any incumbrance.
Página 469 - A general diffusion of the advantages of education being essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the people; to promote this important object, the Legislature are authorized, and it shall be their duty to require, the several towns to make suitable provision, at their own expense, for the support and maintenance of public schools...
Página 127 - ... are found in the trunks of trees. Their huts are of the rudest possible description, resembling the dens of wild beasts. They consist often of the bark of a single tree^ bent in the middle, and placed on its two ends in the ground, affording shelter to only one miserable tenant. At other times, two or three pieces of bark, put together in the form of an oven, afford hovels, into which six or eight persons may creep.
Página 427 - Metif, named Bourasso, who, grasping his gun, followed the Bear as it was retreating leisurely with its prey. He called to his unfortunate comrade that he was afraid of hitting him if he fired at the Bear, but the latter entreated him to fire immediately, without hesitation, as the Bear was squeezing him to death.