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Particular Geography, is a Map, or description of only one Country, Kingdom, or Island--as Britain, Scotland, or Ireland; and in drawing Maps of this kind, it is proper to put the parallels of longitude and latitude one degree apart, and make 6. divisions between each line, then will each of these subdivisions contain 10 miles; for 6 multiplied by 10 are=60, the Geographical miles in one degree.
Below you have a very easy and entertaining manner for children, (or any one who may fancy it) to commit to memory the names of towns and their distances from the capital. This may be done by taking the principal towns in each county, and associating them into one period, as Berkshire, or select such towns promiscuously as you would wish to recollect, and if you like you may attach the name of the river also, that the town stands on, as Example 2d.
Example 1.-HAMPSHIRE, or HANTS.
In Hants, is King's leap, (Kingsclear)-Stoke's jar, (Basingstoke)-Hand's mop, (Handover)—the Church's maze,(Whitchurch)--Christ's cow, (Christ church)—Lime's tar, (Limington)-Ring's tike, (Ringwood)—Wind's lyre, (Winchester)–Rum's pear, (Rumsey)-South's rex, (Southampton)
Port's pad, (Portsmouth) You will perceive that the word which follows, is the distance of that place in miles from London; and it has been already observed, that the reason for abbreviating the names is because the word for the distance will better unite.
The distances of a fen Towns, in Ireland, from Dublin, and the names of the Rivers they stand on, except Armagh and Newry, which have
a word only for the distance of each. Derry's Foyle cable—* Bell's Lagan robe-Ar. magh's mug-Newry’s hat-Water's Suir pailCork's Lee buds- † Clon's Suir rule-Kilkenny's Nore lake, Wexford's Slaney mug-Limerick's Shannon tike-Drogheda's Boyne dog.
N. B.-Whenever you associate rivers with the names of places, let the river follow the town as in the above.
The word STATISTICS, is now generally implied for to signify the extent, population, products, &c. of a country.
The extent and population of a great many countries may be learned in one hour by these means. Read the country and the association together, and whenever the former is named, the latter will occiir :-say, in France, is death and gaudy; here you see, the first word (death) is the extent, and (gaudy) the population, and so for the rest.
The Constellations, with the number of Stars in each, and the right ascension, and decli
nation of the middle of each.
Stars Ase. Mons Mænalus cube daudle owl 11/225] 5 Serpens nook dagle box 64235 10 Serpentarius' pike
74260/13 Taur. Poniatowski pea duple pie 7 275) 7 Scutum Sobieski sear
8 275110 Aquila
dotle air 712958
lbox dupoiz man 10270166 Leo minor
53 150/35 Coma Berenices hug
beryl done 43 185 261 Asterion & Charadale vel canes venatici
25 200 401 Bootes
luke diced doze 5421220 Corona Borealis dace dogle fix 21 235/30 Hercules
355 dad 113
1271 Lyra dace dirge fear
21 283138 Velpecula et Anser fool go-ing to duel 35 300 25 Sagitta
car 18 295 18 Delphinus
bee bog dupiece