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A COMPLETE SERIES OF
Essays, Treatises, and Systems,
WITH A GENERAL DICTIONARY OF
ARTS, SCIENCES, AND WORDS:
PRESENTING A DISTINCT SURVEY OF
buman Genius, Learning, and Industry.
THOSE ON NATURAL HISTORY BEING FROM ORIGINAL DRAWINGS BY EDWARDS AND
OTHERS, AND BEAUTIFULLY COLOURED AFTER NATURE.
BY JOHN MASON GOOD, ESQ. F.R.S.
OLINTHUS GREGORY, LL.D.
PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE; AND
OF CAMBRIDGE ;
DEPARTMENTS OF LITERATURE.
LONDON: PRINTED FOR G. KEARSLEY; J. WALKER; J. STOCKDALE; R. LEA ; E. JEFFERY ; CROSBY AND Co.; SHERWOOD, NEELY, AND JONES; SUTTABY, EVANCE, AND CO.; J. BLACKLOCK; W.LOWE; J.BOOTH; J. RODWELL; BELL AND BRADFUTE, EDINBURGH; BRASH AND REID, GLASGOW; AND M. KEENE, DUBLIN.
O-NAN, a province of China, bounded sent, thongh exceedingly fertile, almost a on the east by Kiang-nan and Chan-tong, on corn three times a-ycar; other productions are the soutlı by Hou-quang, and on the west by wheat, pcas, cotton, wool, log-wood, with ext'hen-si. The Chinese call it Tong-hoa, which cellent pastures, honey, wax, and provisions signifies the flower of the middle; it contains of all kinds. Among other vegetables are eight cities of the first rank. The whole pro- large gourds, which the Indians call hibueras, vince is a plain, except towards the west, and the first discoverer seeing many of them where it is mountainous ; it is well watered foating along the coast, called the bay Golfo with rivers, great and small; the air is tempe- de Hibueras, and the province itself Hibuera : rate and healthy; it produces corn, rice, and yet afterwards finding very deep water at the fruit in great abundance and variety. The great cape of this country, they called it Cabo Hoang crosses it from west to east.
de llonduras, that is, The Promontory of Ho-van, a city of China, of the first rank, Depth, and the country itself Honduras. The and capital of the province of Ho-nan, sup- vineyards bear thrice a year; for immediately puused formerly by the Chinese to have been after the vintage, the vines are cut again, and ibe centre of the world, because it is in the the second grapes are ripe before Christmas. rentre of their empire ; 360 miles SSW. of The ancient inhabitants being extremely slothPeking. Lat. 31. 41 N. Lon. 112. 9 E. ful, sowed so sparingly, that they were often
HONDIUS (Abraham), a Dutch painter of in want, and forced to feed on roots, and even landscapes, animals, &c. was born at Rotter- on vermin and carrion. A great deal of logdain, in 1638. His manner was peculiarly wood is cut on the coast of the bay, chiefly by bold and free, and there is a great deal of fire Englishmen; there are said to be 1500 login his composition. His most capital picture wood cutters, masters, besides servants. The is the burning of Troy, in which there is bay is situated west of the Caribbean Sea, great variety of figures well designed and dis- between Cape Catoche and Cape Honduras. posed with jndgment. He died in 1691. There are several small islands, and formerly
HONDURAS, a province of Mexico, in there was a considerable pearl fishery, now North America, bouorded on the north by a neglected. The principal towns are Valadolid, gulf to which it gives name, on the east by the the capital, Truxillo, Gracias-a-Dios, and St. Caribbean Sea, on the south by Nicaragua, Jago. and on the west by Guatimala and Vera Paz;
HONDUROS, a town of the island of Cu130 leagues from east to west, and fifty from ba ; 63 miles NE. Bayamo. north to south. The country consists of moun. HONE, 8. (hæn, Saxon, a stone ; hænan, taios, valleys, and plains, watered by a great to stone.) A whetstone for a razor (Tusser). number of rivers. It was formerly one of the To Hone. v. n. (longian, Saxon.) To pine; most populous countries of America ; at pre- to long for any thing. VOL, VI.