Geography Generalized; Or, An Introduction to the Study of Geography on the Principles of Classification and Comparison

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Página 10 - Jupiter, a moderate sized orange, in a circle nearly half a mile across; Saturn, a small orange, on a circle of four-fifths of a mile ; and Uranus, a full-sized cherry, or small plum, upon the circumference of a circle more than a mile and a half in diameter.
Página 20 - That very law* which moulds a tear, And bids it trickle from its source, That law preserves the earth a sphere, And guides the planets in their course.
Página 191 - The difference between the most dissimilar characters, between a philosopher and a common street porter, for example, seems to arise not so much from nature, as from habit, custom, and education. When they came into the world, and for the first six or eight years of their existence, they were perhaps very much alike, and neither their parents nor playfellows could perceive any remarkable difference.
Página 203 - Be centre to the world; and other stars, By his attractive virtue and their own Incited, dance about him various rounds? Their wandering course, now high, now low then hid, Progressive, retrograde, or standing still...
Página 209 - The squares of the periodic times of the planets are proportional to the cubes of their mean distances from the Sun.
Página 95 - All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
Página 334 - It is bounded on the North by the Arctic Ocean ; on the East by the Pacific Ocean ; on the South by the Indian Ocean ; and on the West by the Red Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Caspian Sea, and the Oural Mountains.
Página 217 - Canst thou bind the sweet influences of the Pleiades, Or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? Or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?
Página 33 - In this case, it is obvious that the plane of the circle of illumination would be perpendicular to a line drawn from the centre of the sun to the centre of the earth...
Página 169 - Llanos, perish by hundreds amidst the overflowings of the rivers. The mares are seen, followed by their colts, swimming, during a part of the day, to feed upon the grass, the tops of which alone wave above the waters. In this state they are pursued by the crocodiles ; and it is by no means uncommon to find the prints of the teeth of these carnivorous reptiles on their thighs.

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