A Compendious Geographical Dictionary, Containing, a Concise Description of the Most Remarkable Places, Ancient and Modern, in Europe, Asia, Africa, & America, Interspersed with Historical Anecdotes: To which are Added, a Chronological Table from the Creation to the Present Time; a Monthly List of All the Fixed Fairs in England and Wales; And, a Table of the Coins of the Various Nations, and Their Value in English Money. To the Whole is Prefixed, an Introduction, Exhibiting a View of the Newtonian System of the Planets, Etc

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W. Peacock, 1795 - 33 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 2 - States, the amount due thereon, and of the damages herein allowed for the non-payment thereof, shall be ascertained and determined without any reference to the rate of exchange existing between this state, and the place on which such bill shall have been drawn, at the time of the demand of payment, or of notice of non-payment.
الصفحة 3 - The above commissions to be exclusive of the guarantee of debts for sales on credit, storage, brokerage, and every other charge actually incurred. — The risk of loss by fire, unless Insurance be ordered, and of robbery, theft, and other unavoidable occurrences, if the usual care be taken to secure the property, is in all cases to be borne by the proprietor of the goods.
الصفحة 3 - Collecting Bills, and paying over the amount, or receiving and .paying Monies from which no other Commission is derived, 1...
الصفحة 14 - And therefore, that nature may be lasting, the changes of corporeal things are to be placed only in the various separations and new associations and motions of these permanent particles; compound bodies being apt to break not in the midst of solid particles, but where those particles are laid together and only touch in a few points.
الصفحة 2 - ... the city,) New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, or District of Columbia, 3 per cent ; in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, or Ohio, 5 per cent; in any other State or Territory, 8 per cent. NEW YORK. — Payable in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, or District of Columbia, 3 per cent; in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, or Tennessee, 5 per cent ; at any...
الصفحة 25 - Britons from the incursions of the Caledonians, builds a line of forts between the rivers Forth and Clyde ; defeats the Caledonians under Galgacus on the Grampian hills ; and first sails round Britain, which he discovers to be an island, AC 85.
الصفحة 22 - ... when he thinks himfelf out of the reach of fortune. It is a fudden and violent ftorm of wind, rain, thunder and lightning, attended with a furious fwelling of the feas, and fometimes with an earthquake; in fhort, with every circumftance which the elements can a'fTemble, that is terrible and deftructive. Firft, they fee, as a prelude to the enfuing havock, whole .fields of fugar canes whirled into the air, and fcattered over the face of the country.
الصفحة 21 - Asiatic coasts, including the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Bengal, the monsoons blow from September to April on the NE ; and from March to October on the SW In the former half year the...
الصفحة 23 - AMERICA. 97 the face of the country. The ftrongeft trees of the foreft are torn up by the roots, and driven about like ftubble ; their windmills are fwept away in a moment ; their works, the fixtures, the ponderous copper boilers, and ftills of feveral hundred weight, are wrenched from the ground, and battered to pieces ; their houfes are no protection, the roofs are torn off...

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