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Dublin - Page 443
The direct distance from Dublin is about 57 English miles. Enniscorthy was incorporated by charter of the lllh James I. The corporation consists of a ...
Drogheda - Page 151
There has been little or no increase in the population of Drogheda since tho year 1798, when the lists which the inhabitants were obliged to put up on ...
Belfast - Page 113
The principal market for muslin fabrics is Belfast. This trade is not on the increase. The leather manufacture is carried on pretty briskly in Newry ...
Dumfries - Page 191
DUMFRIES, the capital of the county of Dumfries, and the seat of a presbytery and synod, is beautifully situated upon a rising ground on the east side ...
Edinburgh - Page 273
At Edinburgh, which is elevated from 300 to 400 feet above the level of the sea, and situated about two miles from it, the mean annual temperature is ...
Warwick - Page 290
He had at one time taken part with Warwick against his brother, and had sealed his alliance with the earl by marrying his daughter; nor, ...
Lifford - Page 81
this natural disposition marks out the three chief lines of mountain road; viz., from Ballyshannon and Donegal to Lifford and Londonderry, ...
York - Page 295
On the 12th of October however the king's nay met that of York and Warwick near Ludlow : ample fen of pardon were made to all who would come over to K ...
Athens - Page 225
Dyeing was little cultivated in antient Greece ; the people of Athens wore generally woollen dresses of the natural colour. ...
Rome - Page 225
The difficulty of collecting the purple juice, and the tedious complication of the dyeing process, made the purple wool of Tyre so expensive at Rome ...
Cambridge - Page 371
The bishop has considerable patronage at Cambridge ; he is visitor of four colleges, appoints absolutely to the mastership and onu fellowship of Jesus ...
Ballyshannon - Page 81
z much more trading place ; and ten miles south from it B the embouchure of the navigable river Erne, which flows Som Loch Eme through Ballyshannon. ...
Paris - Page 416
This appears to have been the origin of the society at Paris called the Brethren of the P In 1402 Charles VI. authorised these exhibitions by letters ...
Bristol - Page 286
In the beginning he was unfortunate, having been driven first from Bristol and then from Windsor, and having been finally defeated and taken prisoner ...
Besançon - Page 64
In the middle ages, while Besançon was yet a municipal republic, Dole was considered as the capital of La Comté de Bourgogne, or La Franche Comté. ...
Sunderland - Page 213
vessels or to laden ly safe harbour between Sunderland and Bridlington, Uj*1 frequent and destructive on the eastern coast, and in fis under 100 tons, ...
Dreux - Page 148
The arrondissement of Dreux had, in 1B32, a population of 70532. DRILL, the course of instruction in which the soldier is taught the use of arms and ...
Oxford - Page 280
Two other manuscripts of the original work of Edrisi are preserved in the Bodleian library at Oxford (Cod Graves, No. ...
London - Page 464
There is a very good example of an entresol under the colonnade of the Quadrant in London. In continental cities the entresol is frequently employed, ...
Poole - Page 92
The shore round Poole harbour is low, and near where the Frome falls into it the Jand is protected from inundation by an embankment. ...
Canterbury - Page 19
only to the law of the land, was granted to the archbishop of Canterbury under certain restrictions. It is haidi cessary to state that from the spirit ...
Eleusis - Page 355
two streamlets of .salt water running into the gulf of Salamis, and which separated the territory of Eleusis from the rest of Attica. ...
Leicester - Page 286
encountered those ofthat nobleman at Evesham, Ihe result was that Leicester was defeated and lost his life, and the king was restored to liberty. ...
Gloucester - Page 290
and brutally put to death in his presence by the hands of the dukes of Clarence and Gloucester (the king's brothers), assisted by two other noblemen. ...
Cairo - Page 306
north of K al lira or Cairo, where the valley terminates : this estimate is exclusive of the length of the Dulia, which is nearly 100 miles more. ...
Vienna - Page 34
mid the method has since been successfully put in practice in finding the longitude between Paris and Vienna, yet that board determined against it. ...
Louth - Page 110
and on the west by the counties of Louth and Armagh, from which it is partly separated by the bay of Carlingford and the river of Newry. ...
Lisbon - Page 386
one of the finest examples of an intrenched camp was afforded in that which the British army occupied before Lisbon in 1810 This consisted of a double ...
Seville - Page 412
Cervantes wrote at Madrid ; and at the same time Juan de la Cueva produced some dramas on the stage of Seville, reducing to four the number of ...
Madrid - Page 412
Cervantes wrote at Madrid ; and at the same time Juan de la Cueva produced some dramas on the stage of Seville, reducing to four the number of ...
Genoa - Page 89
Doria stipulated with Charles that Genoa, as uon as it was freed from the French, should be restored to its independence under the imperial protection ...
Buncrana - Page 80
south, and Dunfanaghy and Buncrana on the north. The mountain groups of Donegal together with the highlands of Tyrone and Derry present a deeply ...
Enniscorthy - Page 443
Enniscorthy was incorporated by charter of the lllh James I. The corporation consists of a portreeve and 11 burgesses. The portreeve holds a court ...
Warrington - Page 400
Enfield's industry some idea may be formed from the following list of the works which he published during his residence at Warrington and in the midst ...
Windsor - Page 286
In the beginning he was unfortunate, having been driven first from Bristol and then from Windsor, and having been finally defeated and taken prisoner ...
Coventry - Page 295
that had been done by the late parliament of Coventry. But at this point the duke at last threw off all disguise. On the 16th he delivered to the ...
Syracuse - Page 470
It appears that he resided some short time at Megara, and possibly removed to Syracuse when Gelo transported the inhabitants of Megara 'thither (484 ...
Jerusalem - Page 279
The time at which he wrote it is further ascertained from an incidental allusion to the fact of the town of Jerusalem being then in the possession of ...
Venice - Page 410
The injury sustained by the masked and improvisatory comedy, for which (he company of bacchi in Venice had the highest talents, was one of the causes ...
Naples - Page 372
or the inner part of the harbour of Misenum near Naples, which is sheltered from the winds by the surrounding hills, and where no winter is felt. ...
Norwich - Page 400
In 1785 he accepted an invitation from the Octagon dissenting congregation at Norwich. He first settled at the village of Thorpe, where he received ...
Dover - Page 108
The southern heights of Dover were originally strongly fortified during the late war, and extend in a semicircle as far as the famous Shak> ...
Magdeburg - Page 330
From Magdeburg the Elbe flows through a level country into the North Sea, except between Hitzacker and Bleckede on its left and about Altona on its ...
Kingstown - Page 165
empty themselves, is low : it rises, however, towards Blackrock and Kingstown, and beyond ;he latter town is of a very bold and picturesque character. ...
Riga - Page 197
At Riga its breadth is about 3000 feet. In the spring the surface is covered with rafts, logs, and planks, which are thus floated down from the ...
Lancaster - Page 242
The counties of Chester, Pembroke, Hexham, and Lancaster, and the bishopric of Durham, have, at different times, been made counties palatine; ...
Northampton - Page 46
It was first established at Market Harborough, where he at the time resided; but before the end of the year he removed to Northampton, having been ...
Letterkenny - Page 80
into the Loch, stands Letterkenny, a thriving town, which supplies most 'of the country to the westward with articles of import. ...
Tudela - Page 255
The Ebro begins to be navigable for boats at Tudela in Navarra, but the navigation is often impeded by rapids and shoals. ...
Florence - Page 386
Professor Grund, of Florence, who has devoted much attention to encaustic painting, seems to be nearest to the truth. ...
Hanover - Page 405
most probably from the country now formine; the duchy of Holstein, with perhaps part of the north of Hanover, or this west of Mecklenburg. ...
El Arish - Page 306
It is bounded on the north by the Mediterranean, on the east by the little river of El Arish on the borders of Palestine and the Syrian or A rabian ...
Delhi - Page 110
In 1306 the fort and surrounding country were brought under the dominion of the emperor of Delhi. About the close of the sixteenth century they were ...
Tiberias - Page 161
Both Augustus wd Tiberias delivered orations in his praise. Drusus was much regretted both bv the array and by the Romans in general, who had formed ...
Roseau - Page 73
There were in 1835, in Roseau, 3 schools, in which there were 245 children, taught according to the Madras system ; there was one other school, ...
Berlin - Page 501
at Berlin, by whom the order Ericaceae has been made a subject of special study, objects to them in unmeasured terms ; and it must be admitted that he ...
Grenoble - Page 65
DE DE, was born at Grenoble on the 24th of June, 1750. In early youth he was admitted a member of the religious order of Malta, but in consequence of ...
Megara - Page 470
It appears that he resided some short time at Megara, and possibly removed to Syracuse when Gelo transported the inhabitants of Megara 'thither (484 ...
Zaragoza - Page 255
has been constructed, which begins at Fontelles near Tudela, and running parallel to and south of the river, rejoins it six miles below Zaragoza. ...
Greenwich - Page 299
Edward sunk rapidly after this, and lived only till the evening of the Cth of July, when he expired at Greenwich. ...
Brussels - Page 305
At the expiration of this time they were carried to Brussels under an escort often companies of Spanish soldiers. ...
Liverpool - Page 111
Warren's Point has a good quay, from which steamers sail regularly for Liverpool: most of the exports of Newry are shipped here from the small crafi ...
Hamburg - Page 254
Ebeling was for thirty years professor of history and of the Greek language in the gymnasium at Hamburg. His industry vas extraordinary. ...
Lyon - Page 152
The great road from Paris by Lyon to Aix, Marsi : and Toulon, crosses the department from north to south, passing through the towns of St. ...
Cologne - Page 201
In 1308 lie was ordered by the general of his order to remove to Cologne to found a new university there. On reaching Cologne he was met by nearly the ...
Dunstable - Page 202
Dunstable is situated at the southern extremity of the county, in the centre of the Dunstable chalk downs. It is chiefly celebrated for the ...
Hamadan - Page 255
During eight months in the year the climate of Hamadan is delightful ; but in winter the cold is excessive, and fuel with difficulty procured. ...
Villach - Page 136
Its tributaries are the Muhr, or Mur, which joins it at Legrad; the Guil, nliich rises in the Carinthian Alps, near Villach, and falls into the Drave ...
Amiens - Page 287
ity of peace concluded with him at Amiens on the , 1303, Edward once more set out for Scotland at of a force too numerous and too well appointed to ...
Brunswick - Page 366
After the death of Anna in 1740, I wan, the infant son of the duke of Brunswick and of Ann, niece to the lute empress, was proclaimed emperor under ...
Messina - Page 286
He was at Messina, on his way home, in January, 1273, when he heard of the death of his father on the 16th of November preceding. ...
Lamego - Page 108
The Douro passes by the towns of Lamego and Oporto, and enters the Atlantic below the latter city, of which it forms the harbour. ...
Valence - Page 153
It constitutes the diocese of Valence, he bishop of which is a suffragan of the archbishop of Avignon : it is in the jurisdiction of the Cour Royale, ...
Southampton - Page 284
and landed at Southampton ; but finding that instead of being supported, he would be vigorously opposed by his mother, who was exerting all her ...
Gateshead - Page 217
having provoked the indigna-tion of the people by their oppressive conduct, the bishop was surrounded by a tumultuous assembly at Gateshead, ...
Glasgow - Page 191
There are several slate quarries yielding annu-ally about 80000 slates, of which the greater portion is taken to Glasgow, along the rivers Leven and ...
Hertford - Page 287
bom in 128J, married first, to John earl of Holland and Zealand, secondly, to Humphrey Bohun earl of Hertford and Essex ; Beatrice ; and Blanch. ...
Sheffield - Page 18
and we have now before us a list of prices furnished to his customers by a manufacturer of tools at Sheffield, in which the nominal price of each ...
Kilrush - Page 443
Ennis consists of two chief streets, one parallel to the Fergus, over which are three bridges, and one diverging towards Kilrush. ...
Barnet - Page 290
Alban's : the two armies encountered at Barnet; and the result was that the forces of the earl were completely defeated, and both he and his brother ...
Plymouth - Page 123
He arrived at Plymouth on Sunday, the 26th September, 1579, after an absence of two years and nearly ten months, during which he had circumnavigated ...
Leipzig - Page 472
The last were published at Leipzig in 1818, being edited by Orelli. A critical edition of the first two letters of Epicurus was edited by J. Glo. ...
Ferrara - Page 408
and though under the necessity of respecting the prejudices of the petty court of Ferrara, to which he vas attached, yet he spares neither the lawyers ...
Dundee - Page 199
Forfar, the number of males of the age of 20 " engaged in the linen manufacture in Dundee have been 3300. In 1835 there were 25159 ...
Moscow - Page 141
The sleeper probably awakes from a dream of some conflagration, whether one which has actually taken place (for instance, the conflagration of Moscow, ...
Salisbury - Page 295
for it future in peace was made with much solemnity ; and le duke of York and the earls of Salisbury and Warwick «re again admitted into the council. ...
Amsterdam - Page 481
Finally, he was made rector of the college founded by the Remonstrant party at Amsterdam, where he died, in 1643, at the age of 60. ...
Exeter - Page 201
Dunning married in 1780 Miss Elizabeth Baring, the daughter of a retail tradesman at Exeter, by whom he had two sons. ...
Quito - Page 268
Ecuador, or the antient kingdom of Quito, was then also separated from New G ranada, and since that time has existed asan independent state. ...
Guayaquil - Page 268
were imported into Ecuador by this road from New Granada, but since the opening of the trade nearly the whole country receives them from Guayaquil. ...
Perth - Page 291
soon after died at Perth. u this time, however, the efforts of the English king in great part, drawn off from Scotland by a new ...
Alausi - Page 266
which separates the valley of Cuenca from that of Alausi and Hambato, and rises near the Ladera de Cadlud, on the great road, to 15520 feet, ...
Lima - Page 268
From the latter place it proceeds to Truxillo and Lima. Formerly European commodities were imported into Ecuador by this road from New Granada, ...
Allahabad - Page 43
Currah, and Allahabad. The prevailing character of the Doab is flatness and nakedness. A few clusters of trees are occasionally seen near the more ...
Olympia - Page 361
Oxylus and his new subjects conquered Pisa and Olympia, where the Olympian games were established about 1104 BC, though they were not regularly ...
Wellington - Page 190
eminent services of the duke of Wellington marked him out as deserving the honour of the highest rank which the king has it in his power to confer. ...
Cienfuegos - Page 416
At the commencement of the present century, the like effort was made with better success by Don Nicasio Alvarez <le Cienfuegos, ably supported by the ...
Calcutta - Page 62
trate as far as Calcutta. On these occasions the women remain at home with the dogs, and the encampment it watched hy the latter, which have an almost ...
Portmore - Page 116
Doctor Taylor generally resided at Portmore, near Glenavy, in the county of Antrim. The present episcopal mansion stands within a mile of Holywood, ...
Marienburg - Page 331
is bounded on the north by the Frisches Haff, the south and west by the circle of Marienburg, and the east by the province of East Prussia. ...