Geography: Or, First Division of "The English Encyclopędia", Volume 3

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Charles Knight
Bradbury, Evans & Company, 1867 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Page 231 - Company, and their successors, the sole trade and commerce of all those seas, straits, bays, rivers, lakes, creeks and sounds, in whatsoever latitude they shall be, that lie within the entrance of the straits, commonly called Hudson's Straits, together with all the lands and territories upon the countries, coasts, and confines of the seas, bays, lakes, rivers, creeks and sounds aforesaid, that are not already actually possessed by or granted to any of our subjects, or possessed by the subjects of...
Page 17 - Hartman von der Aue, and some others, who all lived either at the end of the 12th or at the beginning of the 13th century. The last of these poets who deserve notice are John of Wurzberg and John Hadloup, who both lived at the end of the 13th century. The most remarkable production of that time is the celebrated
Page 79 - Ellenborough (qv) as President of the Board of Control for the affairs of India. The great Indian mutiny had not yet been quelled, and it devolved upon S. to frame resolutions and bring in a bill abolishing the East India Company (qv), and transferring their Indian possessions to the direct government of the crown. This duty he performed with consummate ability. The great mutiny was...
Page 231 - ... to be holden of us, our heirs and successors, as of the manor of East Greenwich, in our county of Kent, in free and common soccage...
Page 39 - The number and tonnage of vessels entered and cleared at the port during the same year, were 777 vessels of 20,170 tons.
Page 323 - Nipon, between the bays of Osacca and of Mia. To this must be added, that no part of the ocean is subject to heavier gales than the sea which surrounds Japan : they frequently blow with the fury of hurricanes. The government also and the laws of the Japanese are less favourable to intercourse with foreigners than those of any other country on the globe, China not expected.
Page 201 - Thus fell the Hindu Rajahs of Bengal, who ruled from the Himalayas to Cape Comorin, and from the Indus to the Megna or Brahmaputra. The only Pagan kingdom of importance when the Portuguese appeared was that of the Carnatic or Vijayanagar, concerning which more presently. 3 Varthema (p. 117) calls it " Decan, a very beautiful City of India.
Page 205 - The functions of government were first exercised by the Company in 1624, when authority was given to it by the king to punish its servants abroad either by civil or by martial law, embracing even the power of taking life.
Page 351 - ... admits the air. In the better houses the windows are furnished with frames of glass in the inside, which are closed in the winter, for a penetrating cold is felt in Egypt when the thermometer is below 60°. The houses in general are two or three stories high, and most of them enclose an open unpared court, into which the principal apartments look.
Page 253 - The living is a vicarage in the archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Lichfield.

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