A pocket encyclopædia, or library of general knowledge, Volumes 1-4

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Page 162 - His lordship thought also in this present fable to have composed a frame of laws, or of the best state or mould of a commonwealth ; but foreseeing it would be a long work, his desire of collecting the natural history diverted him, which he preferred many degrees before it.
Page 107 - Book of Esdras, The Book of Tobias, The Book of Judith, The rest of the Book of Esther, The Book of Wisdom, Jesus the Son of Sirach, Baruch the Prophet, The Song of the Three Children, The Story of Susanna, Of...
Page 143 - Upon a simple and plain confession, the court hath nothing to do but to award judgment: but it is usually very backward in receiving and recording such confession, out of tenderness to the life of the subject, ; and will generally advise the prisoner to retract it, and plead to the indictment.
Page 241 - ... private nature, it is first necessary to prefer a petition, which must be presented by a member, and usually sets forth the grievance desired to be remedied. This petition (when founded on facts that may be in their nature disputed) is referred to a committee of members, who examine the matter alleged, and accordingly report it to the house ; and then (or otherwise upon the mere petition) leave is given to bring in the bill. In public matters the bill is brought in upon motion made to the house,...
Page 73 - AMPLITUDE, in astronomy, an arch of the horizon intercepted between the east or west point and the centre of the sun, or a planet, at its rising or setting; and so is either north and south, or ortive and occasive.
Page 87 - A plane rectilineal angle is the inclination of two straight lines to one another, which meet together, but are not in the same straight line.
Page 376 - The asperity of national prejudice was softened ; and the community of religion and arms spread a similar colour and generous emulation over the face of Christendom. Abroad in enterprise and pilgrimage, at home in martial exercise, the warriors of every country were perpetually associated ; and impartial taste must prefer a Gothic tournament to the Olympic games of classic antiquity.
Page 319 - The fine light blues which appear so often on printed cottons, are produced by applying to the cloth, a block besmeared with a composition, consisting partly of wax, which covers all those parts of 'the cloth which are to remain white. The cloth is then dyed in a cold indigo vat; and after it is dry, the wax composition is removed by hot water.
Page 20 - I have so far enlarged upon this plan, as to take into it some circumstances found in the epistles, which contributed strength to the conclusion, though not strictly objects of comparison. It appeared also a part of the same plan, to...
Page 305 - Tenure in burgage is described by Glanvil (s), and is expressly said by Littleton (i), to be but tenure in socage : and it is where the king or other person is lord of an ancient borough, in which the tenements are held by a rent certain...

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