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Definitionthe regions of the world that were known to Europeans before the discovery of the Americas (the Eastern Hemisphere; i.e., Europe, Asia, and Africa)
- It had been determined between them that the Old World, with its crowds and cities, offered them a more eligible shelter and concealment than the wilds of New England or all America, with its alternatives of an Indian wigwam, or the few settlements of Europeans scattered thinly along the sea-board.Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (5% in)
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