Universal Geography; Or a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New Plan, According to the Great Natural Divisions of the Globe Accompanied with Analytical, Synoptical, and Elementary Tables Volume 8

Universal Geography; Or a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New Plan, According to the Great Natural Divisions of the Globe Accompanied with Analytical, Synoptical, and Elementary Tables Volume 8

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...dry, but after heavy rains a quantity of water is discharged from it, which inundates the neighbouring meadows, readies to the lower part of the town, and changes into a sort of lake the sloping country towards the Saone. This phenomenon continues sometimes for three days, after which the waters retire, the gulf empties itself, and the torrent ceases to flow. The siege, that has been mentioned, was by no means creditable to the baron of Polwillers, who ought to have respected a neutral territory, but in the same annals the name of Turennc is associated with an act of bad faith. No sooner had that hero presented himself in 1644 before the gates of the town than it surrendered; the conditions of the capitulation were signed, immediately afterwards it was pillaged; the convent of the Annonciades, where the inhabitants believed their wives, children and most precious effects to be safe, was not considered inviolable, the townhouso was demolished and the archives were destroyed. It is added that it was necessary to pledge the sacred vessels and to sell many valuable articles to pay the contributions, and redeem the hostages. Industry and wealth have been diffused over FrancheComte since it was united to France in the year 1678. Vesoul since the same period has been enlarged and embellished; the principal church, which may be remarked for the beauty of its altar, and also on account of an ancient sepulchre, was finished in 1745, the present townhouso in 1766, the courts of justice in 1770, the market place in 1772, the new walk in 1774, the barracks in 1777, and the prefect's palace in 1822. The public library has been placed in one of the halls of the college, it consists of more than twenty-one thousand volumes; in an adjoining apart See tho...show more

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  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 503g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236542509
  • 9781236542502