Elements of Geography, Modern and Ancient with a Modern and an Ancient Atlas

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Lewis and Sampson, 1844 - Classical geography - 331 pages
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Page 245 - The circumference of every circle is supposed to be divided into 360 equal parts, called degrees ; each degree into 60 equal parts, called minutes ; and each minute into 60 equal parts, called seconds.
Page 46 - Under a wise and beneficent government, the produce of the Holy Land, would exceed all calculation. Its perennial harvest ; the salubrity of its air ; its limpid springs ; its rivers, lakes, and matchless plains ; its hills and vales ; all these, added to the serenity of its climate, prove this land to be indeed '. a field which the Lord hath blessed ; God hath given it of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine.'— Dr.
Page 233 - Methodists; thus (}, Catholics, With respect to the Colleges which are unmarked, the prevailing religious influence of those that are in the New England Stales is Congregationalism; of most of the others, Presbyterianism.
Page 45 - ... put her into the water ; the doctors shall instruct her while she is in it ; and then they shall go out, and turn away their eyes from her while she comes out of it.
Page 247 - Rule. If the places are in the same hemisphere, bring each to the meridian, and subtract the latitude of the one from that of the other; if in different hemispheres, add the latitude of the one to that of the other, and the sum will show the difference of latitude.
Page 246 - Twins, the Crab, the Lion, the Virgin, the Scales, the Scorpion, the Archer, the Goat, the Waterer, and the Fishes. Fig. 183. The 12 signs of the zodiac, together with the sun, and the earth revolving around him, are represented at fig.
Page 250 - To find the length of the day and night at any limt of the year. Double the time of the sun's rising, which gives the length of the night; double the time of his setting, which gives the length of the day.
Page 232 - Worcester, do. Providence, RI New Haven, Con. Hartford, do. Middletown, do. New York, NY Schenectady, do. Clinton, do. Hamilton, do. Geneva, do. New York, do.
Page 246 - They are as follows: 1. ARIES; 2. TAURUS; 3. GEMINI; 4. CANCER; 5. LEO; 6. VIRGO; 7. LIBRA; 8.
Page 175 - Himalayas in the north, the country stretches southwards and, at the Tropic of Cancer, tapers off into the Indian Ocean between the Bay of Bengal on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. Lying entirely in the northern hemisphere, the mainland extends between latitudes 8 4' and 37 6' north and longitudes 68 7...

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