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

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Page 45 - That the inhabitants of the English colonies in North America, by the immutable laws of nature, the principles of the English Constitution, and the several charters or compacts, have the following rights: Resolved, NCD 1.
Page 113 - When they become unfit for these purposes, and afford us pain instead of pleasure, instead of an aid become an incumbrance, and answer none of the intentions for which they were given, it is equally kind and benevolent, that a way is provided by which we may get rid of them. Death is that way.
Page 229 - II. created marquesses, both having precedency assigned above earls. They had, anciently, for the support of their state, the third penny out of the sheriff's court, issuing out of the pleas of the shire whereof they had their title, as in ancient times there were no counts or earls but had a county or shire for his earldom.
Page 114 - 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 Death-Watch : 20 Because like a Watch it always cries Click: Then Woe be to those in the House who are sick: For, as sure as a Gun they will give up the Ghost If the Maggot cries Click when it scratches the Post.
Page 324 - On the 15th of August, 1643, as I stood at my window, I was surprised with a most wonderful, delectable vision. The sea that washes the Sicilian shore swelled up, and became, for ten miles in length, like a chain of dark mountains ; while the waters near our Calabrian coast grew quite smooth, and in an instant appeared as one clear polished mirror, reclining against the aforesaid ridge.
Page 113 - 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 43 - 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 131 - DEMUR'RER, in law, a pause or stop put to any action upon some point of difficulty which must be determined by the court before any further proceedings can be had in the suit.
Page 315 - Amicable Instruction; and, as the very existence of Esop, whom the Arabs believe to have been an Abyssinian, appears rather doubtful, I am not disinclined to suppose, that the first moral fables, which appeared in Europe, were of Indian or Ethiopian origin.
Page 102 - ... is confined to the administration of the wine to the communicants. A deacon is not capable of any ecclesiastical promotion ; yet he may be chaplain to a family, curate to a beneficed clergyman, or lecturer to a parish church. — In the...

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