A General Gazetteer, Or, Compendious Geographical Dictionary: Containing a Description of the Nations, Empires, Kingdoms, States, Provinces, Cities, Towns, Forts, Seas, Harbours, Rivers, Lakes, Canals, Mountains, Capes, &c. in the Known World : with the Extent, Boundaries, and Natural Productions of Each Country : the Government, Customs, Manners, and Religion of the Inhabitants : the Trade, Manufactures, and Curiosities of the Cities and Towns, with Their Longitude and Latitude, Bearing and Distance in English Miles, from Remarkable Places : and the Various Historical Events by which They Have Been Distinquished : Illustrated with Maps

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J. Bumpus, 1821 - 776 pages

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Page 245 - Prince Maurice, their Stadtholder but on their acquisition of the Cape of Good Hope, they deserted it ; and it continued unsettled till the French landed here in 1720, and gave it the name of one of the finest provinces in France.
Page 328 - ... awaits them on account of what they are now doing, and excite their ferocity by the most provoking reproaches and threats. To display undaunted fortitude in such dreadful situations, is the noblest triumph of a warrior. To avoid the trial by a voluntary death, or to shrink under it, is deemed infamous and cowardly. If any one betray symptoms of timidity, his tormentors often dispatch him at once with contempt, as unworthy of being treated like a man.
Page 260 - Lorrain, reunited to it in the person of Francis I., father of the two late emperors, Joseph and Leopold. On the death of Charles VI. of Austria, in 1740, an emperor was chosen from the house of Bavaria, by the name of Charles VII. On the death of this prince, in 1745, the...
Page 409 - Lewis XIV. took it in 1673 ; William prince of Orange invested it in vain, in 1676 ; but in 1678, it was restored to the Dutch. In 1748, it was besieged by the French, who were permitted to take possession of the city on condition of its being restored at the peace then negotiating. At the commencement of 1793...
Page 337 - N^ of London, to which it is now contiguous. The New River is received at the SW end of it into a large reservoir, whence its water is conveyed, in pipes, to all parts of the metropolis. Near this is a spring of chalybeate water, called New Tunbridge Wells.
Page 517 - U supposed to have been the Tadmor in the wilderness built by Solomon. Zenobia, the. queen of Palmyra, resisted the Roman power in the time of Aurelian, who having made himself master of the place, caused all the inhabitants to be destroyed, and gave the pillage of the city to the soldiers. The stupendous ruins of this city were visited, in 1751, by Mr. Wood, who published an account of them in 1753. Mr.
Page 86 - England, by his marriage with Eleanor of Aquitaine. Edward the Black Prince brought his royal captive, John, king of France, to this city after the battle of Poitiers, in 1356, and here held his court during eleven years : his son, Richard II..
Page 503 - This consists chiefly of skins, and is, perhaps, the best they could have. The upper garment is made like our waggoner's frock, and reaches as low as the knee. Besides this, they wear a waistcoat or two, a pair of breeches, a fur...
Page 77 - XII. was born ; and here in 1588, Henry III. caused the Duke of Guise, and his brother the cardinal, to be assassinated. Here are some fine fountains, supplied by an aqueduct, supposed to have been erected by the Romans. The principal commerce is in wine and brandy ; and the chief manufactures are serges and ticken, It it seated on the Loire, over which is a handsome bridge, 37 m.
Page 144 - The temperature of the air is so mild and equable, that the Spaniards give it the preference to that of the southern provinces in their native country. The fertility of the soil corresponds with the benignity of the climate, and is wonderfully accommodated to European productions. The most valuable of these, corn, wine and oil, abound in Chili, as if they had been native to the country.

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