Universal Geography: Or a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New Plan, According to the Great Natural Divisions of the Globe; Accompanied with Analytical, Synoptical, and Elementary Tables, Volume 8
Wells and Lilly, 1831
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Page 746 - Streams on the ruined central tower ; When buttress and buttress, alternately, Seem framed of ebon and ivory ; When silver edges the imagery, And the scrolls that teach thee to live and die; When distant Tweed is heard to rave, And the owlet to hoot o'er die dead man's grave ; Then go but go alone the while Then view St. David's ruined pile ; And, home returning, soothly swear, Was never scene so sad and fair ! II.
Page 746 - IF thou would'st view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moon-light; For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild, but to flout, the ruins gray. When the broken arches are black in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers white; When the cold light's uncertain shower Streams on the ruined central tower ; When buttress and buttress, alternately, Seem framed of ebon and ivory; When silver edges...
Page 746 - ... buttress and buttress, alternately, Seem framed of ebon and ivory ; When silver edges the imagery, And the scrolls that teach thee to live and die ; When distant Tweed is heard to rave, And the owlet to hoot o'er the dead man's grave, Then go but go alone the while Then view St. David's ruined pile ; And, home' returning, soothly swear, Was never scene so sad and fair ! II.
Page 589 - There is no flesh in man's obdurate heart, It does not feel for man; the natural bond Of brotherhood is severed as the flax That falls asunder at the touch of fire.
Page 263 - We have had occasion to observe the mild climate, the romantic sites, and the remains of Roman power in the twenty-eight departments that form the southern region of France. The inhabitants, it has been seen, are favoured by nature ; the different productions are admirably suited for their country ; with the ^exception of the mountains, the soil is every-where fruitful. But if the population be compared with the surface, it will be found that the result accords 'ill with the natural advantages of...
Page 548 - The king appoints to all employments, and has the right of conferring pardons ; but he cannot make any new laws, or interpret old ones, raise taxes, or declare war, without the consent of the States, which he alone has the power of convoking. The...
Page 263 - ... 3,899 222,700 57 4,297 1,333,500 310 5,626 1,043,500 185 portant lesson from the same fact ; it may thus be taught to appreciate the elements of its wealth and power. Thirteen departments make up the western region ; the population relatively to the surface is greater than...
Page 674 - ... of the inhabitants is bird-catching. The Shetland Islands lie about 60 miles north-east of the Orkneys. They have a wild and desolate appearance ; but 17 of them are inhabited. Their vegetation is more scanty than that of the Orkneys, and their soil, for the most part, is marshy. The shores are broken and precipitous, and excavated by the sea into natural arches and deep caverns. From October to April, perpetual rains fall. storms beat against the shores, and the inhabitants are cut off from...
Page 610 - ... revenues belonging to it were confiscated ; its ancient form of government was abolished ; the nomination of its magistrates was vested for the future in the Emperor and his successors ; a new system of laws and political administration was prescribed...
Page 809 - Manufactures in every branch 114,230,000 Inland Trade in all its branches 31,500,000 Foreign Commerce and Shipping 46,373,748 Coasting Trade 2,000,000 Fisheries, exclusive of the Colonial Fisheries of Newfoundland . , 2,100,000 Chartered and Private Bankers 3,500,000 Foreign Income remitted 5,000.000 430,521,372 British and Conquered Colonies and Dependencies.