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Title: Peep at the old world.
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Title: Peep at the old world.
Series Title: Peep at the old world.
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Language: English
Publisher: Rufus Merrill
Place of Publication: Concord, New Hampshire
Publication Date: 1850
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OLD WORLD.


CONCORD, N. H.:
PUBLISHED BY RUFUS MIePRL.
1850.


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OLD WORLD.


CHINA is a very large and pop-
ulous country, containing more in-
habitants than all Europe, and the
Chinese are an ingenious and indus-
trious people. It is from China that
we obtain tea, silk, and fine muslin.
Pekin and Canton are each larger
than London. The rivers are joined
by long canals, on which thousands
of vessels are always engaged in
trado. No person is thought to be
good, unless learned. The chitfidr
are all obedient to their parents, and
respectful to their elders and mperi-
ors The Chinese Empire is very,
old.
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Chirese Flower Seller.


THE Chinese marry very young.
The proposal of marriage is usually
made by the father of the young
man, but generally an elderly lady
is employed to negotiate the affair.
The parties are not allowed to see
each other till the lady is sent home.





. OLD WORLD.


Turk sel11ig Vmris.


THE Turkish people are indolent,
much inclined to sleep, and very fond
of drinking coffee and smoking to-
bacco. Turkey produces corn, cof-
fee, figs, dates, grapes, and a great
variety of other fruits; the air and
climate of this country are very de-
Slightful.





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People or feeslmia.


SCOTLAND is the most northern,
and therefore the coldest, part of
Great Britain, and the people are
very hardy and industrious. They
dig vast quantities of iron and coals
from their mines, which they send to
England, and many other countries.
They also obtain great quantities of
fish from their seas and rivers; and,
in those parts of the country where
die land is fertile, they are excellent
farmers. The music of the igpipe
is much esteemed by Scotch people.





OLD WORLD.


HOLLAND is a
country of great
commerce, Am-
sterdam beingthe
0% chief city; the in-
habitants, called
Dutch, are very
cleanly in their
houses, are frugal
and industrious;
but the men have
a bad habit of
smoking tobac-
co.
In most towns
of Holland, ca-
nals run through
all the principal
Ils... w..... streets, and also
through many parts of the country,
with trees planted on each side.
These canals serve them to convey
all sorts of goods from one part
the country to another, the same
we do on our roads.


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People or Timbselooo


ArRICA is the hottest country in
the world. Many of the interior parts
are exceedingly rich and fertile, and
many other parts are sandy deseoi .
inhabited by wild beasts, and people
who live by suddenly seizing the cat-
tle of other people in the adjoining
countries. Some Africans are cop-
per-colored, and some are black.
The above cut represents the is.
habitants of the city of Timbuctso
about ten miles from the river NiM*Y


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Peorsla Liadles


PERSIA has long been noted for
its beautiful roses, its silks, and
pearls, and other articles of fine and
expensive dress. We read, in the
Scriptures, of the kings of Persia; so
we know it to be a very ancient na-
tion, but it has, since that time, be-
come much less powerful.
'The Persians are very proud, al-
though they are now become very
por. They are, like the Turks,
oetans. Ispahan, the capital
of Persia, is a large city.





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Willamw Tell.
SWITZERLAND is one of the most
mountainous countries on the globe.
There once lived in Switzerland
a man by the name of William TakL
A cruel governor, named Gesler,
commanded Tell to shoot an arrow
at an apple, placed on the head of
his little son. Tell took a steady
and careful aim; the arrow went
whizzing through the air. It went
straight to the mark, passed through
the apple, and did not touch the litU
boy.
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People o Spalm.


SPAIN lies to the south-west of
France. The people, as you see in
the picture, dress very differently
from what they do in this country.
They are very grave and very polite.
The men are great smokers.
Spain is a warm, pleasant coun-
try, and produces an abundance of
oranges and lemons. Olive trees
abo grow there, of the fruit of which
olive oil is made. There are also a
paty of grapes, of which the people
aske wine.




OLD WOLD. w
SHun is a pie-
ture of an Aus-
trian lady. Aus-
tria, the coun-
try in which she
lives, is near to
Prussia. The
largest city in
Austria is Vien-
na. Near this
city is a very
beautiful place,
called the' Pra-
ter. It is laid
Sout with walks
and groves, and in summer multi-
tudes of people may be seen there
amusing themselves.
There are a great many strange
sights to be seen at this place. A
man has a bear dressed up like a
soldier; this bear has a gun in his
paws, which he carries about, look-
mig as solemn and as proud as a
ilitia man on training day.

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People ot Dommark.
HZnR are some people of Den-
mark. The man, you see, appears
to be telling the woman a story.
Now what do you think this story is ?
I suppose he is telling her that if she
will go home with him, and be his
wife, he will get her a new gown,
and a new bonnet, and will take good
care of her.
The principal town in Denmark
is Copenhagen. This is a large
city, with many beautiful buildings
m it.


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People of Lsplad.*
LAPLAND is north of Noi way, and
is one of the coldest countries on the
globe. The people are short in stat-
ure, and in winter live partly under
ground, to keep away from the cold.
They are so very ignorant as to
believe their cold, dreary country to
be the finest and the pleasantest in
the world.
The Laplanders have no horses
nor cows, but they have. reindeer,
which answer the purposes of beth.
These animals are swift of foot.


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People of Norwaye


NoRWAY is another cold country,
near to Russia. The people are
called Norwegians. Here is a pic-
ture of Norwegians killing a bear.
They were travelling along the
coast, when they saw a great shaggy
bear coming towards them. They
turned round and faced the creature,
and stabbed him with their spears,
j. as he was going to hug them
with his huge paws.





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People of leolanld


ICELAND is a large island, lying
between Europe and America. It
is a cold, barren, and dreary place.
There are very remarkable hot
springs in Iceland. You see, in the
picture, that the woman is boiling
her pot at one of these springs.
There are a good many mountains
on the island, and several of them
are volcanoes. Mount Hecla is e
of the most celebrated volcanoR
the world. Sometimes it send4p ^[
smoke, fire, and melted lava.





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People of Item.


SIAM is near the Burman empire,
and the people of the two countries
resemble each other very much.
There are many strange things
told about Siam. It is said there
are crocodiles in the rivers, more
than two rods long, and that the
woods are full of remarkably beauti-
ful birds. I suppose you have heard
of the Siamese twins; they came
from Siam. They were brought to
Boston, and almost all the people
went to see them.




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POOPle of Japan.


THE Japan isles lie on the eastern
border of Asia. The Emperor of
Japan will let no people from Eu-
rope come into his country. The
people have the art of making very
beautiful gardens.





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*azon Kulg.


ENGLAND is on an island in the
west of Europe. The above picture
represents one of the kings, about
one thousand years ago, with his
amor-bearer, to protect him from
the enemy. He lived before the in-
Svention of gunpowder and fire-arms.
SMost of the people in the United
States descended from the English.





OLD WORLD. 31


People of MUgilad.


THE above cut represents an Eng-
lishman and lady. They appear
very much like the people in the
United States, Great Britain, as
England is called, may be consid-
ered the richest and most powerful
country on the globe. But the
wealth of England is not equally
divided among the people as in this
country. A small proportion of the
people are very rich, while the mass
ofthe population are extremely poor.
Beggars throng the streets.






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Eawly Kings .f prose*.


FRANCE is a great and powerful
country. It is beautiful and fertile.
It is famous for its wines and silk
goods. The inhabitants are called
rench. They are very polite and
gay in their manners. The above
picture represents the early kings
of the French, who existed over one
thousand years ago.

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OLD WMLD.


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Louis XVI. Marl* Ausl*meslse his wife*
Louis XVIII.
TnE above picture represents the
costume and appearance of kings of
modern times. France is the native
land of Lafayette, and other gallant
Frenchmen, who assisted the United
States in the war of the revolution.
Paris, the capital, is one of the finest
cities in the world. It is much vis-
ited by strangers; many Americans
re always to be found there.
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Hlade** lole*
THE above pictures represent
idols worshipped by the Hindoos in
Asia, instead of worshipping God.
The priests are called Brahmins,
and instruct the people to worship
idols made of wood and stone. It
was in Asia that Adam and Eve
were created. It was in Asia that
t&e Ark of Noah rested. And here.
*Jesus Christ appeared, to establish
the Christian religion.




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