The popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana].

Front Cover
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 685 - Memorial to the House of Lords, and a Remonstrance to the House of Commons, on the subject of the proposed Stamp Act.
Page 660 - Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
Page 664 - I may therefore conclude, that the passion of laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly...
Page 482 - So it came to pass in the day of battle, that there was neither sword nor spear found in the hand of any of the people that were with Saul and Jonathan: but with Saul and with Jonathan his son was there found.
Page 577 - From the Atlantic to the Ganges the Koran is acknowledged as the fundamental code, not only of theology but of civil and criminal jurisprudence ; and the laws which regulate the actions and the property of mankind are guarded by the infallible and immutable sanction of the will of God.
Page 581 - After this monster has been on the surface of the water a short time it begins slowly to sink again, and then the danger is as great as before ; because the motion of his sinking causes such a swell in the sea, and such an eddy or whirlpool, that it draws everything down with it, like the current of the river Male.
Page 572 - Knox, in the mean time, had returned to Geneva, where he published his treatise entitled the First Blast of the Trumpet against the monstrous Regimen of Women, chiefly aimed at the cruel government of queen Mary of England, and at the attempt of the queen regent of Scotland to rule without a parliament. A Second Blast was to have followed ; but the accession of queen Elizabeth to the throne of England, who was expected...
Page 572 - ... to pay a visit to the English congregation at Geneva, and he accordingly departed for that place in July 1556. ' He was no sooner gone, than the bishops summoned him to appear before them, and as that was impossible, they passed sentence of death against him as a heretic, and burnt him in effigy at the cross at Edinburgh. Against this sentence he drew up an energetic appeal, which was printed at Geneva in 1558, previously to which, he was invited to return to Scotland, and had actually reached...
Page 505 - He distinguished himself, in 1782, among the friends to a reform in parliament, and also became a member of the Society for Constitutional Information. The same year he drew up a Dialogue between a Farmer and a Country Gentleman, on the Principles of Government...
Page 735 - is a definite combination of heterogeneous changes, both simultaneous and successive, in correspondence with external coexistences and sequences.

Bibliographic information