Key to Pelton's Hemispheres: Designed as an Introduction to the Key to His Complete Series of Outline Maps, Arranged in Verse for Musical Recitations. To which is Added a Brief Description of the Present State of the World

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Sower & Barnes, 1851 - 176 páginas
 

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Página 135 - tis haunted, holy ground ; No earth of thine is lost in vulgar mould, But one vast realm of wonder spreads around, And all the Muse's tales seem truly told, Till the sense aches with gazing to behold The scenes our earliest dreams have dwelt upon : Each hill and dale, each deepening glen and wold Defies the power which crush'd thy temples gone : Age shakes Athena's tower, but spares gray Marathon.
Página 136 - With all the gifts that heav'n and earth impart^ The smiles of nature and the charms of art, While proud oppression in her valleys reigns, And tyranny usurps her happy plains...
Página 108 - They love their land, because it is their own, And scorn to give aught other reason why ; Would shake hands with a king upon his throne, And think it kindness to his majesty; A stubborn race, fearing and flattering none.
Página 135 - Yet are thy skies as blue, thy crags as wild; Sweet are thy groves, and verdant are thy fields, Thine olive ripe as when Minerva smiled, And still his...
Página 108 - But these are but their outcasts. View them near At home, where all their worth and pride is placed; And there their hospitable fires burn clear, And there the lowliest farm-house hearth is graced With manly hearts, in piety sincere, Faithful in love, in honor stern and chaste, In friendship warm and true, in danger brave, Beloved in life, and sainted in the grave.
Página 109 - God hath set His rainbow on thy forehead : and the cloud Mantled around thy feet. And he doth give Thy voice of thunder, power to speak of him Eternally — bidding the lip of man Keep silence — and upon thy rocky altar pour Incense of awe-struck praise.
Página 12 - The circumference of the earth is the greatest distance round it. 54. The earth is about 8,000 miles in diameter, and 25,000 in circumference. 55. .The axis of the earth is an imaginary* straight line, passing through its centre from North to South. 56. The poles of the earth are the two ends of its axis ; one is called the North Pole and the other the South 'Pole. 57. The earth has two motions : it revolvesf on its axis once every day, 'causing day and night — and moves round the Sun once every...
Página 118 - There are everywhere apertures in this limestone, through which, the waters of the rivers sink into the earth. The large rivers of Kentucky, for this reason, are more diminished during the dry season than those of any part of the United States, and the small streams entirely disappear.
Página 109 - FLOW on for ever, in thy glorious robe Of terror and of beauty. Yea, flow on Unfathom'd and resistless. God hath set His rainbow on thy forehead: and the cloud Mantled around thy feet. And he doth give Thy voice of thunder power to speak of Him Eternally — bidding the lip of man Keep silence — and upon thine altar pour Incense of awe-struck praise.
Página 13 - A degree is 60 geographical, or 69J common or English miles ; 60 seconds make one minute, and 60 minutes or miles, one degree. 66. MERIDIANS are imaginary circles, extending North and South through the Poles of the earth, and intersecting the Equator at right angles. 67. LONGITUDE is distance East or West from any given meridian. It is marked in degrees on the Equator, or at the top and bottom of the map. 68. EAST LONGITUDE is distance East of any given meridian. 69. WEST LONGITUDE is distance West...

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