Journal of the American Geographical Society of New York, Volume 24

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Page 245 - As when a gryphon through the wilderness With winged course, o'er hill or moory dale, Pursues the Arimaspian, who by stealth Had from his wakeful custody purloined The guarded gold : so eagerly the fiend O'er bog, or steep, through strait, rough, dense, or rare, With head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies...
Page 255 - Strange, that the New World should have no better luck, — that broad America must wear the name of a thief. Amerigo Vespucci, the pickle-dealer at Seville, who went out, in 1499, a subaltern with Hojeda, and whose highest naval rank was boatswain's mate in an expedition that never sailed, managed in this lying world to supplant Columbus, and baptize half the earth with his own dishonest name.
Page 482 - Sea east of the water boundary, in the treaty between the United States and Russia of the 30th March, 1867, pass unimpaired to the United States under that treaty?
Page 103 - ... degree of west longitude shall prove to be at the distance of more than ten marine leagues from the ocean, the limit between the British possessions and the line of coast which is to belong to Russia, as above mentioned...
Page iv - The President, or (in his absence) one of the Vice-Presidents, or (in the absence of all of them) one of the members shall preside at all meetings of the Association. The President shall be ex officio a member of the Executive Committee.
Page 482 - Pacific Ocean," as used in the Treaty of 1825 between Great Britain and Russia; and what rights, if any, in the Behring's Sea were held and exclusively exercised by Russia after said Treaty?
Page 258 - Africa] have been more extensively explored, and another fourth part has been discovered by Americus Vespucius (as will appear in what follows) : wherefore I do not see what is rightly to hinder us from calling it Amerige or America, ij., the land of Americus, after its discoverer Americus, a man of sagacious mind, since both Europe and Asia have got their names from women.
Page vi - ... compensation as it may from time to time determine, and may at pleasure revoke such appointments, and make others in their stead. 4. It shall have power to fill, for the unexpired term, any vacancy that may occur in any of the offices of the Society. 5. It shall have power, at its discretion, to declare vacant the seat of any member of its own body (except the president and vice-presidents) who shall have been absent from its meetings for three successive months; and also, by a vote of a majority...
Page 103 - ... be at the distance of more than ten marine leagues from the ocean, the limit between the British possessions and the line of coast which is to belong to Russia as above mentioned shall be formed by a line parallel to the windings of the coast, and which shall never exceed the distance of ten marine leagues therefrom.

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