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A Briefe Introduction to Geography by Pemble

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Transcriber's Notes: This work was originally produced in 1630, only 26 years after Cawdrey's first English dictionary and more than a century before Johnson's. The spelling is, in many cases, strange to modern standards and highly variable. I have noted a small number of cases which would, I think, have been considered absurd by the original author. These have been amended to a more consonant form; all other spelling has been retained as the original. Some apparently incorrect or missing punctuation has been corrected. The reader should note that [~o] and [~e] have been used to represent the vowel superscribed by a tilde mark. This implies nasalization and should be read as indicating an omitted 'm' or 'n' following the vowel. The letters 'u' and 'v' are used largely interchangeably as also, though to a lesser extent, 'i' and 'j'.--ATB.

A BRIEFE INTRODVCTION TO GEOGRAPHY

CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THE GROVNDS, AND GENERALL PART THEREOF, VERY NECESSARY _for young students in that science._

WRITTEN BY THAT LEARNED _man, _Mr WILLIAM PEMBLE_, Master_ _of Arts, of Magdalen Hall in Oxford._

_OXFORD_

Printed by IOHN LICHFIELD Printer to the Famous Vniversity for EDWARD FORREST _Ann. Dom._ 1630.

To the Reader

Gentle Reader; I here present vnto thy view these few sheets, written by that learned man _Mr William Pemble_, I doubt not to call him the father, the childe fauours him so much. It hath long lay hid from thy sight, but now at length emboldned vpon thy curteous acceptance of his former labours, it lookes abroad into the world; Its but little; let not that detract any thing from it, there may lie much, though pent vp in a narrow roome; when thou reades, then iudge of it; Thus much may bee sayd: Though many haue writ of this subiect, yet this inferiour to none; thou may'st obserue in it an admirable mixture of Art and delight, so that for younger Students it may bee their introduction, for others a Remembrancer, for any not vnworthy the perusall: only, let it finde kinde entertaynment, at thy hands. _Farewell._

A BRIEFE INTRODVCTION TO GEOGRAPHIE.


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