A dictionary, geographical, statistical, and historical, of the various countries, places, and principal natural objects in the world, כרך 1

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עמוד 52 - Europe, after the discovery of a passage to India by the Cape of Good Hope ; the...
עמוד 207 - Artaxerxes' throne. To sage Philosophy next lend thine ear, From Heaven descended to the low-roofed house Of Socrates — see there his tenement — Whom, well inspired, the oracle pronounced Wisest of men; from whose mouth issued forth Mellifluous streams, that watered all the schools Of Academics old and new, with those Surnamed Peripatetics, and the sect Epicurean and the Stoic severe.
עמוד 52 - Immediately previous to the discovery of the route to India by the Cape of Good Hope, we find that the price of pepper in the markets of Europe had fallen to 6s.
עמוד 207 - Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts And eloquence, native to famous wits Or hospitable, in her sweet recess, City or suburban, studious walks and shades ; See there the olive grove of Academe, Plato's retirement, where the Attic bird Trills her thick-warbled notes the summer long ; There flowery hill Hymettus, with the sound Of bees...
עמוד 18 - Afghauns in a few words ; their vices are revenge, envy, avarice, rapacity, and obstinacy ; on the other hand, they are fond of liberty, faithful to their friends, kind to their dependents, hospitable, brave, hardy, frugal, laborious, and prudent ; and they are less disposed than the nations in their neighbourhood to falsehood, intrigue, and deceit.
עמוד 228 - Their features are far from being disagreeable ; their noses are not flat, nor are their lips thick ; their teeth are white and even, and their hair naturally long and black, it is, however...
עמוד 114 - The address of these creatures is here truly wonderful ; for, in this rapid motion, when they seem to have lost all government of themselves, they follow exactly the different windings of the road, as if they had before accurately reconnoitred, and previously settled in their minds, the route they were to follow, and taken every precaution for their safety, amidst so many irregularities.
עמוד 254 - ... up accounts ; that no master of any trade shall, without paying a heavy penalty, employ workmen who are not able to read and write ; and that small books of moral tendency shall be published and distributed, at the lowest possible price, to all the emperor's subjects.
עמוד 114 - The usual load of a carguero is six or seven arrobas: those who are very strong carry as much as nine arrobas. When we reflect," continues Humboldt, " on the enormous fatigue to which these miserable men are exposed, journeying eight or nine hours a day over a mountainous country ; when we know, that their backs are sometimes as raw as those of beasts of burden ; that travellers have often the cruelty to leave them in the forests when they fall sick; that they earn by a journey from Ibague to...
עמוד 207 - Of bees' industrious murmur, oft invites To studious musing ; there Ilissus rolls His whispering stream : within the walls then view The schools of ancient sages ; his, who bred Great Alexander to subdue the world, Lyceum there, and painted Stoa next : There...

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