Pocket Encyclopedia: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Polite Literature, Volume 2
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Page 123 - We are spirits. That bodies should be lent us, while they can afford us pleasure, assist us in acquiring knowledge, or doing good to our fellow creatures, is a kind and benevolent act of God.
Page 344 - Or, as the whole stock, is to the whole gain or loss, So is each man's particular stock, To his particular share of the gain or loss.
Page 51 - The ram, the bull, the heavenly twins, And next the crab the lion shines, The virgin and the scales, The scorpion, archer, and sea-goat, The man that holds the watering-pot, And fish with glittering tails.
Page 428 - ... 3. In most places he had a power of devising lands by will, before the statute for that purpose was made. 4. The lands descend not to the eldest, youngest, or any one son only, but to all the sons together...
Page 124 - That lies in old wood like a hare in her form ; With teeth or with claws it will bite or will scratch, And chambermaids christen this worm a deathwatch...
Page 37 - When those companies do not trade upon a joint stock, but are obliged to admit any person, properly qualified, upon paying a certain fine, and agreeing to submit to the regulations of the company, each member trading upon his own stock, and at his own risk, they are called regulated companies.
Page 51 - The names of the signs of the zodiac are: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius, and Pisces.
Page 72 - ... care. But how was this to be effected ? The freehold was vested in the parson; and, if we suppose it vested in his natural capacity, on his death it might descend to his heir, and would be liable to his debts and...
Page 221 - Britain, to deliver and set forth the judgment of the sessions, in the face of the sun, and in the eye of the light, on all, with respect to genius and moral conduct, who may seek for presid^ncy and privilege.
Page 333 - When two adjacent circles meet, and interfere with each other's progress, they not only do not cross each other, but both circles are invariably obliterated between the points of contact : for the exhaustion occasioned by each obstructs the progress of the other, and both are starved.