The Civil Service Guide to History and Geography

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Страница 115 - First, the people of the colonies are descendants of Englishmen. England, Sir, is a nation, which still I hope respects, and formerly adored, her freedom. The colonists emigrated from you when this part of your character was most predominant ; and they took this bias and direction the moment they parted from your hands. They are therefore not only devoted to liberty, but to liberty according to English ideas, and on English principles.
Страница 84 - During the hundred and sixty years which preceded the union of the Roses, nine Kings reigned in England. Six of these nine Kings were deposed. Five lost their lives as well as their crowns.
Страница 16 - Anne. 7. Explain the allusions in the following passages : — (a) " There was a Bishop of Winchester in King Henry the " Sixth's days. This bishop was a great man born, and did " bear such a stroke that he was able to shoulder the Lord " Protector. Well ! it chanced that the Lord Protector and he " fell out, and the bishop would bear nothing at all with him, " but played me the salrapa; so that the Regent of France was " fain to be sent for from beyond the seas to set them at one,
Страница 18 - Berwick, and mention any objects of special interest which he might see. 4. Describe as minutely as you can the position of the following places, and mention any circumstances of interest which attach to them : Trieste, Avignon, Florence, Candahar, Philadelphia, Pitcairn'a Island, Bomarsund, San Francisco, the Khyber Pass, Oregon Territory, Port Natal.
Страница 32 - Where are the following places, to whom do they belong, and for what are any of them remarkable ? — Utrecht, Tilsit, Toulon, Port Mahon, Khiva, Solferino, Genoa, Philadelphia.
Страница 26 - Ireland. 1. On the accompanying map of England and Wales insert the names of the chief bays and headlands ; of the counties along the coast from...
Страница 2 - Britain, and the localities where they are produced? 6 Describe the positions of the following British possessions : Gibraltar, Corfu, Heligoland, Sierra Leone, Mauritius, Falkland Islands, Jamaica, Newfoundland, and Guiana; 7 Trace the course of the Danube from its source to its mouth.
Страница 17 - This bishop was a great man born, and did bear such a stroke that he was able to shoulder the Lord Protector. Well ! it chanced ' that the Lord Protector and he fell out, and the bishop would bear ' nothing at all with him, but played me the satrapa ; so that the ' Regent of France was fain to be sent for from beyond the seas to ' set them at one, and go between them.
Страница 2 - Name the six northern counties of England and their capitals. In which of the English counties are hops grown ? What are the two commodities which principally constitute the natural wealth of the country...
Страница 22 - Constabulary, (Time, 2£ hours.) 1. On the accompanying map of England and Wales, insert the names of the chief bays and headlands ; of the counties along the...

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