A View of the British Empire, More Especially Scotland; With Some Proposals for the Improvement of That Country, the Extension of Its Fisheries, and the Relief of the People
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. 1784 edition. Excerpt: ... porpesses are added to their number of foes. These follow in droves; the whales deliberately opening their vast mouths, taking them by hundreds. These monsters keep on the outside; for the body of the phalanx of herrings is so thick as to be impenetrable by these unwieldy animals." Of Of Inland Navigat1on.. HITHERTO the inhabitants of these neglected" fliores, unable to avail themselves of the bounty which their seas afford, have lived in penury, amidst the sources of affluence; I shall therefore specify such measures as seem most conducive to the purposes of general utility, inthe full establishment of a populous, thriving colony. The first object which presents itself is the opening shorter communications between the Atlantic and the British Sea; the advantages of which are so obvious, that they may be considered as the groundwork of all succeeding improvements, not only in the Highlands, but over Scotland in general. That nation admits of three artificial navigations: 1. The Southern navigation, between the Forth ancTthe Clyde. 2. The Western navigation, between the Clyde or Loch Fyne, and the Atlantic. 3. The Northern navigation, between Fort William and Inverness. Navigation between the Forth and the Clyde. SCOTLAND is almost divided into two parts, by the rivers Forth and Clyde. The Forth falls into the British Sea below Edinburgh, and has an easy communication with the whole eastern coast of Great Britain with France, Oltend, Holland, Hamburgh, Prussia, Dantzic, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, nd Greenland. The Clyde falls into the.Atlantic Ocean below Glasgow, and communicates with the western coast of Great Britain; with Ireland, the south of France, Portugal, Spain, the Mediterranean, America, and the West Indies. These two...
- Paperback | 66 pages
- 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
- 05 Jul 2012
- Miami Fl, United States
- Illustrations, black and white