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Wales; The Language, Social Condition, Moral Character and Religious Opinions of the People Considered in Their Relation to Education. the Language, S

Wales; The Language, Social Condition, Moral Character and Religious Opinions of the People Considered in Their Relation to Education. the Language, S

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Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. SOCIAL CONDITION. social condition of the inhabitants is influenced by the configuration of the country, for the most part abrupt, and broken into hill and valley ; the elevation of the upper mountain ranges, which are the loftiest in South Britain, and the large proportion of waste and barren land; the humidity of the climate; the variety and extent of the mineral riches in certain localities; and the great length of the sea-coast, forming numerous bays and havens ; and thus there is presented much variety in the occupation, and remarkable contrasts in the means of subsistence and habits of life, of the people. Monmouthshire, Glamorganshire, and the southern extremity of Breconshire, are the seat of the iron and coal trades. In the western part of Glamorganshire, around Swansea, and in the south-eastern corner of Carmarthenshire, copper ore, imported from Cornwall, as well as from foreign countries, is smelted in large quantities ; and the same neighbourhood is the seat of potteries, at which an inexpensive description of earthenware is made. Coal, in limited quantities, and of a particular description, is exported from Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire ; and lead ore and quarries of slate are worked in Cardiganshire. In North Wales, considerable masses of people are collected around the copper mines of Anglesey; amidst the slate quarries opened in the lofty mountains of Caernarvonshire and Merionethshire, as well as in some of the sea-ports of those counties; amongst the leadmines of Flintshire, and the coal and iron districts, which extend from the confines of Cheshire, through Flintshire and Denbighshire, to the confines of Merionethshire ; and in those parts of Montgomeryshire, on the banks of the Severn, where flannel-weaving prevails. Formerly, the woolle...
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217416795
Publisher: General Books
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 11 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 0217416799
Publisher Date: 03 Jan 2012
Height: 242 mm
No of Pages: 208
Series Title: English
Weight: 381 gr
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