What is winter?

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Feb 19 05:56:38 UTC 2010

This particular volume--and the expression therein--goes back much
further, it seems. Prior to Sir Phillips, the authorship was by J.
Goldsmith, who in 1811 had already published the 40th edition (!). "R.
Phillips" was the publisher--or, perhaps, the sponsor--of the 1811

I thought the correction would be of interest--there is a big
difference between "by Sir Richard Phillips" and "Printed for R.


On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 12:46 AM, victor steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 1818
> An Easy Grammar of Geography;  intended as a companion and
> introduction to "Geography on a Popular Plan, for Schools, and Young
> Persons"
> Sir Richard Phillips
> p. 16
> [Also on p. 17 of the 1842 edition]
>> Sweden and Swedish Lapland about with natural curiosities, and with singular and truly sublime scenery. It has only two seasons; nine months winter, and three months summer, during which, vegetation, is wonderfully rapid.

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