Universal Geography: Containing the description of America and adjacent islands

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Wells and Lilly, 1826
 

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Region of the CinchonaRegion of the Grasses and Oaks
374
BOOK LXXXVII
380
ProductionsImportance of the Oronoko
387
Climate and TemperaturesRiversTemperature
393
Towns on the IsthmusTowns on the North or Atlantic
400
PichinchaCotopaxi
406
Muyxan Calendar
412
Vegetable and Animal ProductionsWool
417
Towns of PeruEarthquakesCuzco 424
424
Bridge of RushesTowns of Southern Peru
431
Decrease of Population
437
Immortality of the SoulMetempsychosis
443
PlantsAnimalsProvinces and Towns 449
449
Paraguay or Buenos AyresAspect of the Country
456
Provinces on the UraguayNative TribesTowns
461
BandittiProductions of Buenos Ayres
467
TradeTuyuThe PuelchesPampas
474
PlantsStraits of Magellan
480
EncomiendasRepartimientosPresent State of the Indians
486
Annual Produce of the Mines in Spanish America at the
493
SlaveryLiberty of the PressPublic Instruction
499
Estimate of the Population of the Provinces of Buenos Ayres
504
ImprovementsGovernments
508
Northern ChainInterior Central Chain
510
MineralsDiamond DistrictTopazes 516518
516
PlantsVariety of Palms 522623
524
Ecclesiastical DivisionsCourt of Justice
529
Town of San Paulo Population 635
536
Government of PernambucoCapitalParayba
542
The TopinambosTribes in the InteriorThe Guaycoros 647
548
Name of the CountryCoastLow Grounds
553
Ant BearsCancrophagus
559
BOOK XCIII
567
DiseasesAnimals
570
Jamaica
577
TownsKingdom and Republic of HaitiPortoRico
583
Mountains and Rocks 568
587
Dutch AntillesSt Eustatia
590
Towns and Harbours
596
A Hurricane
603

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222 ページ - If you tell an Indian that his children have greatly signalized themselves against an enemy, have taken many scalps, and brought home many prisoners, he does not appear to feel any strong emotions of pleasure on the occasion ; his answer generally is —
220 ページ - They are not even permitted to speak, but must convey whatever they have to impart to each other by signs and motions. They now proceed wholly by stratagem and ambuscade. Having discovered their enemies, they send to reconnoitre them; and a council is immediately held, during which they speak only in whispers, to consider of the intelligence imparted by those who were sent out.
12 ページ - Their beard is thin, and grows in tufts. Their forehead is low, and their eyes are lengthened out, with the outer angles turned up towards the temples ; the eyebrows high, the cheek-bones prominent; the nose a little flattened, but well marked ; the lips extended, and their teeth closely set and pointed.
545 ページ - The dress of the men consists of a waistcoat and a pair of drawers ; that of the women, of a chemise and petticoat, with a handkerchief tied round the head, after the fashion of the Portuguese females. They...
220 ページ - ... within bow-shot of those they have destined to destruction. On a signal given by the chief warrior, to which the whole body makes answer by the most hideous yells, they all start up, and, discharging their arrows in the same instant, without giving their adversaries time to recover from the confusion into which they are thrown, pour in upon them with their warclubs or tomahawks. The Indians think there is little glory to be acquired from attacking their enemies openly in the field ; their greatest...
iv ページ - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
571 ページ - Clouds are seldom seen in the sky ; the heat of the sun is only rendered supportable by the sea breeze, which blows regularly from the south-east during the greater part of the day. The nights are calm and serene, the moon shines more brightly than in Europe, and emits a light that enables man to read the smallest print ; its absence is in some degree compensated by the planets, and above all by the luminous effulgence of the galaxy.
308 ページ - During the time it was exposed, he adds, ' 'the court of the University was crowded with people, most of whom expressed the most decided anger and contempt. Not so, however, all the Indians. I attentively marked their countenances; not a smile escaped them, or even a word — all was silence and attention. In reply to a joke of one of the students, an old Indian remarked, 'It is true we have three very good Spanish gods, but we might still have been allowed to keep a few of those of our ancestors.
603 ページ - Frequent changes take place in the thermometer, which rises sometimes from eighty to ninety degrees.* Darkness extends over the earth; the higher regions gleam with lightning. The impending storm is first observed on the sea, foaming mountains rise suddenly from its clear and motionless surface. The wind rages with unrestrained fury ; its noise may be compared to the distant thunder.
6 ページ - They behold the paramos, or mountain ridges, covered with snow, which continues upon some of the summits almost the whole year, while, at the distance of a few leagues, an intense and often sickly degree of heat suffocates the inhabitants of the ports of Vera Cruz and of Guayaquil. These two climates produce each a different system of vegetation. The flora of the torrid zone forms a border to the fields and groves of Europe. Such a remarkable proximity as this cannot fail of frequently occasioning...