Notes on the colonial empire of Great Britain



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85 ページ - DEMOCRACY, a form of government, in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of the people collectively, or in which the people exercise the powers of legislation.
85 ページ - Government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.
50 ページ - IGO, an immense island-system, extending in a corve from the Florida shore, on the northern peninsula, to the Gulf of Venezeula, on the southern. This name was applied to them by Columbus, under the idea that they formed part of the Indian continent, to which it was the object of his first voyage to find a western passage ; and it has still been retained, though the mistake of the navigator has been discovered. The following is a list of the principal of these islands, which will be found treated...
58 ページ - N. for 40 miles to cape Orange. The whole shore continues low and is bounded by mangroves of moderate height, which cannot be seen at a greater distance than 10 or 12 miles, and being exposed to the varied and violent action of the waters of the Amazons and other smaller streams the outline often changes. Soft mud flats, formed by the debris thrown out of these rivers, extend off in some places to a considerable distance, upon which the mangroves advance with great rapidity...
1 ページ - O'er the glad waters of the dark blue sea, Our thoughts as boundless, and our souls as free. Far as the breeze can bear the billow's foam, Survey our empire and behold our home.
86 ページ - Who are the Jews ? A. They are those who believe in the Old Testament, but reject the New, and expect a Saviour yet to come.
18 ページ - Singapore, on an island of the same name, described as " The Paradise of India, the home of plenty, and the abode of health.
69 ページ - Telegraph lines traverse all the settled districts, and a submarine cable connects the island with Melbourne. GOVERNMENT : The Parliament of Tasmania consists of a Legislative Council and a House of Assembly. The Governor is aided by an Executive Council. Both the Legislative Council and the House of Assembly are elected by duly qualified voters. The executive power is vested in the Governor, aided by a Cabinet of four responsible ministers — the Chief Secretary, the Treasurer, the Attorney-General,...
33 ページ - The whole is a solid mass of rock in the form of a truncated cone, rising abruptly from the sea, and ascending, at an angle of 45 degrees, to the height of 3000 feet. This mass is surmounted by a dome, upwards of 5000 feet high, on the summit of which is the crater of an old extinguished volcano. The face of this mountain, as far up as the base of the dome, is mostly covered with brushwood, intermixed with fern and long grass, that veil its native ruggedness. Along the NW side of the island there...
34 ページ - Dutch in 1G43, and by the French in 1767. At present it is the domain of an interesting community of English people, whose manners, simplicity, and excellence of character remind us strongly of the somewhat similarly placed family upon Pitcairn Island in the Pacific, the retreat of the mutineers of the Bounty.