Encyclopędia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, History, Politics and Biography, Brought Down to the Present Time; Including a Copious Collection of Original Articles in American Biography; on the Basis of the Seventh Edition of the German Conversations - Lexicon, Volume 12

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Francis Lieber
Carey, Lea & Carey, 1832 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
 

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Page 64 - and abjure the opinion, that princes excommunicated or deprived by the pope, or any other authority of the see of Rome, may be deposed or murdered by their subjects, or by any person whatsoever ; and I do declare that I do not believe that the pope of Rome, or any other foreign prince, prelate, person, state or potentate, hath, or ought to
Page 447 - discharges all the ministerial duties of that office relative to the procurement of naval stores and materials, and «the construction,, armament, equipment and employment of vessels of war, as well as other matters connected with the naval establishment of the
Page 198 - discontinued), were destroyed at one blow by the statute 12 Car. II, c. 24, which enacts " that all sorts of tenures, held of the king or others, be turned into free and common socage, save only tenures in frankalmoign, copyholds, and the honorary services (without the slavish
Page 126 - and from country to country. The mythology of one period would then appear to pass into the romance of the next century, and that into the nursery tale of the subsequent ages. Such an investigation, while it went greatly to diminish our ideas of the
Page 194 - four principal species of lay tenures, to which all others may be reduced : the grand criteria of which were the natures of the several services or renders-, that were due to the lords from their tenants. The services, in respect of their quality, were either free or base
Page 447 - The board is attached to the office of the secretary of the navy, and, under his superintendence, discharges all the ministerial duties of that office relative to the procurement of naval stores and materials, and «the construction,, armament, equipment and employment of vessels of war, as well as other matters connected with the naval establishment of the
Page 422 - separately, or in concert, may assume upon themselves the defence of their territory against the enemy, and that a reasonable portion of the taxes collected within the states be appropriated to this object. 3. That the several governors be
Page 198 - being, indeed, the ground-work of all succeeding subsidies, and the land-tax of later times. By the degenerating of knight-service, or personal military duty, into escuage, or pecuniary assessments, all the advantages (either promised or real) of the feudal constitution were destroyed, and nothing but the
Page 198 - remained. Instead of forming a national militia, composed of barons, knights and gentlemen, bound by their interest, their honor and their oaths, to defend their king and country, the whole of this system of tenures now tended to nothing else but a wretched means of raising money to
Page 450 - law, and the denunciations of religion, against immorality and crime. We hope for a security. beyond the law, and above the law, in the prevalence of enlightened and well-principled

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