This vast region is situated between the fifteenth and tenth degrees of north latitude; that is to say, that, in order to approach it, the explorer must penetrate fifteen hundred miles into the interior of Africa.
1851, with Overweg, to visit the kingdom of Adamaoua, to the south of the lake, and from there he pushed on as far as the town of Yola, a little below nine degrees north latitude.
At this point I think I hear some of my better educated readers exclaim, "How could you in Flatland know anything about angles and degrees
, or minutes?
The mercury was rising very slowly now, though even at 145 degrees it was almost unbearable within the narrow confines of our metal prison.
About noon, or twelve hours after our start upon this unfortunate journey, we had bored to a depth of eighty-four miles, at which point the mercury registered 153 degrees F.
As this was the first time that a New England university had conferred an honorary degree
upon a Negro, it was the occasion of much newspaper comment throughout the country.
Now this conversation in our historian must be universal, that is, with all ranks and degrees
of men; for the knowledge of what is called high life will not instruct him in low; nor, e converso , will his being acquainted with the inferior part of mankind teach him the manners of the superior.
From the protection of different and unequal faculties of acquiring property, the possession of different degrees
and kinds of property immediately results; and from the influence of these on the sentiments and views of the respective proprietors, ensues a division of the society into different interests and parties.
And thus it was not for the sake of painted tulips, but for real ones, that Van Baerle took from him half a degree
This period will seldom be remote in any extreme degree
, as species very rarely endure for more than one geological period.
From 67@ 30' to 90@, twenty-two degrees
and a half of latitude remained to travel; that is, about five hundred leagues.
20" and 140 degrees
10" West longitude from Greenwich.