Geography Anatomiz'd; Or, the Geographical Grammar. Being a Short and Exact Analysis of the Whole Body of Modern Geography, After a New and Curious Method. Collected from the Best Authors, and Illustrated with Divers Maps. the Fifteenth
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1737 edition. Excerpt: ... the Fief and Sovereignty of the Crown of England. &$.&/ 9-% rf'f .5. Anglesey. THIS Island (the celebrated Mona os the Romans, and ancient Seat of the Pruides) is bless'd with a very fruitful Soil, producing most Sorts of Grain (especially Wheat, in such Abundance, that the Weljh commonly term it, Mon mam Gymry, i. e. Matt, the Nursery of Wales, because that Principality is frequently supply'dfrom thence in unseasonable Years. 'Tis commonly reckon'd as one of the Counties of North Wales, and acknowledged Subjection to the Crown of England...;.--1 T . 6. The Isle of Wight. THIS Island (term'd by Ptolemy, O-j'tKJviirif; and by the Romans, Velia, VeStis, or VeSefis; enjoys a pure healthful Air; and is generally reckoned a very pleasant and fruitful Spot of Ground. Twas once honour'd (as the Isle of Man) with the Title of Kingdom i for Henry Beauchamf, Earl pf Warwick, was crown'd King of Wight by Henry VI. Anno 1445. but that Title died with himself about twp Years after, and 'tis now reckoned only a Part of Hampshire, and is govern'd in like Manner as other of the lesser Islands. . 7.. Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney. THESE Islands, with Sari (another small adjacent Isle) are all of William the Conqueror's Inheritance, apd Dukedom of Normandy, that now remains in the Possession of the Englijh Crown. Their Soil is sufficiently rich, producing, in great Abundance, both Corn and Fruits especially Apples, of which they make Plenty of Cyder/MHKevXirls'fo healthful to breathe, in, thatthe Inhabitants have little or no Use for PhysiciasrfictMn/'TAEeychief-, ly empjoy themselves in Agriculture, and knitting of Stockings and during War with France, they are much given to Privateering. It's observable of Guernsey, that no..
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