A statistical account of the British empire, Volume 1

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Page 671 - Committee of the House of Commons, appointed to inquire into the Bankrupt Laws ; and i This and the two preceding motions were lost by large majorities.
Page 266 - But o'er the twilight groves and dusky caves, Long-sounding aisles and intermingled graves, Black Melancholy sits, and round her throws A death-like silence, and a dread repose: Her gloomy presence saddens all the scene, Shades every flower, and darkens every green, Deepens the murmur of the falling floods, And breathes a browner horror on the woods.
Page 112 - from the cedar of Lebanon, to the hyssop that springeth out of the wall ;" that is, from the greatest to the least.
Page 190 - Though I have said they are happy, yet I should note that it, was remarked to me, that the little proprietors work like Negroes, and do not live so well as the inhabitants of the poor-house ; but all is made amends for by possessing land.
Page 200 - Cambridgeshire ; on the East by Essex, on the south by Middlesex, and on the west by Bucks and Bedford.
Page 100 - England, that loved and esteemed his own country : 'twas in reply to some of the company that were reviling our climate, and extolling those of Italy and Spain, or at least of France : he said, he thought that was the best climate, where he could be abroad in the air with pleasure, or at least without trouble...
Page 6 - Survey, vol. ii. p. 310.) Figure and Extent. — The figure of this grand division of great Britain is triangular : the base of the triangle being formed by a line drawn from the South Foreland in Kent, to the Land's End in Cornwall ; the eastern side by a line drawn from the South Foreland to Berwick; and the western, or longest side, by a line drawn from Berwick to the Land's End. It is bounded on all sides by the sea, except on the north, where it unites with Scotland ; from which it is separated...
Page 723 - ... miraculous. By the agency of a great deal of complicated machinery, so admirably contrived as to produce the intended effect with unerring precision, and in the very best manner, a process which, in the old system of paper-making, occupied about three weeks is performed in as many minutes ! A continuous stream of fluid pulp is, within this brief space of time, and the short distance of thirty feet, not only made into paper, but actually dried, polished, and every separate sheet cut round the...
Page 122 - ... very severe weather. When it is necessary to kill any, they are always shot ; if the keeper only wounds the beast, he must take care to keep behind some tree, or his life would be in danger from. the furious attacks of the animal ; which will never desist till a period is put to its life.
Page 705 - I was surprised at the prodigious number of blacksmiths' shops upon the road ; and could not conceive how a country, though populous, could support so many people of the same occupation. In some of these shops I observed one or more females...

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