A compendium of European geography and history

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Longmans, Green and Company, 1872 - Europe - 295 pages
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Page 18 - Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation ; so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that it should be believed as an article of the faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation.
Page 5 - Cape. A Mountain is a vast prominence on the surface of the earth ; as, the Alps. Mountains sometimes occur single, but generally united, forming chains or ridges of various lengths and heights. Mountains are useful in supplying springs and streams, from the snow and vapours which collect on them at all seasons. They also serve to moderate the heat, so that without them many parts of the earth would become barren, like the deserts of Africa. A Volcano is a burning mountain, with an opening called...
Page 35 - The Lower House of legislature, representing, in constitutional theory, all the ' Commons of England,' has consisted, since 49 Hen. III., of knights of the shire, or representatives of counties; of citizens, or representatives of cities; and of burgesses, or representatives of boroughs, all of whom indistinctly vote together.
Page 11 - But from September to March, or in our winter, the North Pole has continual night, and the South Pole continual day. At the same time the Southern Hemisphere has days of more than twelve hours, while our days are shorter.
Page 17 - A form of government in which the supreme power is placed in the hands of rulers chosen by, and from the whole body of the people, or by their representatives assembled in a congress, or national assembly.
Page 11 - As the Earth turns on its axis in twenty-four hours, all parts of the Earth have alternately day and night, but not of equal length. At places under the Equator, the days are always equal, or twelve hours each, and the Sun rises and sets at six o'clock, the whole year round.
Page 6 - A Frith or Estuary is the widening of a river into an arm of the sea; as, the Frith of Forth, the Humber.
Page 257 - Valentinian bestowed on his brother the rich prefecture of the East, from the lower Danube to the confines of Persia...
Page 3 - Several navigators have sailed quite round the Earth (not indeed in an exact circle, the winding of the shores preventing them from sailing in a direct line), and arrived, by an opposite course, at the same port from which they commenced their voyage.

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