The Universal Gazetteer: Being a Concise Description ... of the Nations, Kingdoms, Towns ... &c. in the Known World; the Government, Manners, and Religion of the Inhabitants ... of the Different Countries ...

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Vernor and Hood, 1801 - 970 Seiten
 

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Seite 13 - ... a man with a lighted brand. From the time the woman appeared, to the taking up of the body to convey it into...
Seite 8 - ... parliaments passed acts for that purpose, and the two kingdoms, at the commencement of 1801, were styled the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland : and 3*2 peers (four of them bishops) and 100 commoners of Ireland are elected to represent that country in the Imperial Parliament, assembled in England. The lord lieutenant of Ireland, as well as the council, are appointed from time to time, by the king. The country people in Ireland, are remarkably hospitable and very warm in all their affections.
Seite 6 - ... 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...
Seite 12 - Brahmins have obtained over the minds of the people, is supported by the command of the immense revenues, with which the liberality of princes, and the zeal of pilgrims and devotees, have enriched their pagodas. The dominion of religion extends to a thousand particulars, which, in other countries, are governed by the civil laws, or by taste, custom, and fashion. Their dress, their food, the common intercourses of life, their marriages, and professions are all under the jurisdiction of religion.
Seite 13 - Thefe precipices, as was obferved before, are like the fides of a deep trench, or "canal ; the land above being level, except where creeks fet in, and crowned with fine groves of red cedar. It is only at particular places that this river can be...
Seite 11 - In each of the principal fronts is a piazza, and in the centre an area. The height of the building is 55 feet, and from the centre of the south side rise a lantern and turret 178 feet high.
Seite 5 - ... in great plenty. Their huts are generally built of fmall logs, and covered with bark, each one having a chimney, and a door, on which they place a padlock. Old Chelicothe is built in form of a Kentucky ftation, that is, a parallelogram, or long fquare ; and fome of their hcmies are fhingled.
Seite 6 - It is about a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in breadth, but contracts at both ends.
Seite 2 - On this hill is erected я large structure, with a round nave, which has no light but what comes through the top, like the pantheon at Rome. This is called the church of the holy sepulchre : at the entrance, on the right hand, is the place »here the body of our Saviour was bid.
Seite 4 - Sea, far excel most of the Americans in the knowledge and practice of the arts of ingenuity, and yet they had not invented any method of boiling water; and having no vessel that could bear the fire, they had no more idea that water could, be made hot, than that it could be made solid.

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