Encyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp, Volume 3

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Page 6 - ... ranged themselves into that delicate order in which we see them now so close compacted that it must be a very great chance that parts them again. What would the world think of a man that should advance such an opinion as this, and write a book for it ? If they would do him right, they ought to look upon him as mad...
Page 381 - Pity not me," cried the highspirited chevalier; " I die as a man of honour ought, in the discharge of my duty: they indeed are objects of pity, who fight against their king, their country, and their oath.
Page 228 - It receives and pays the greater part of the annuities which are due to the creditors of the public, it circulates exchequer bills, and it advances to government the annual amount of the land and malt taxes, which are frequently not paid up till some years thereafter.
Page 366 - To which the appellant replies, holding the bible and his antagonist's hand in the same manner as the other : " Hear this, O man, whom I hold by the hand, who callest thyself Thomas by the name of baptism, that thou art perjured ; and therefore perjured, because that thou feloniously didst murder my *father, William by name.
Page 232 - ... demands. The payment of the bill, when it becomes due, replaces to the bank the value of what it had advanced, together with the interest.
Page 206 - Greenwich we are told, that two bright balls parallel to each other led the way, the diameter of which appeared to be about two...
Page 392 - Above his head in storms ; but, when 'tis clear, Uncurl their ridgy backs, and at his foot appear. In peace below the gentle waters run ; The cormorants above lie basking in the sun.
Page 157 - And Balak's anger was kindled against Balaam, and he smote his hands together: and Balak said unto Balaam, I called thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast altogether blessed them these three times. Therefore now flee thou to thy place : I thought to promote thee unto great honour ; but, lo, the Lord hath kept thee back from honour.
Page 127 - And the long labours of the year are vain. Nor from his patrimonial heaven alone Is Jove content to pour his vengeance down : Aid from his brother of the seas he craves, To help him with auxiliary waves. The...
Page 367 - The least touching of another's person wilfully, or in anger, is a battery; for the law cannot draw the line between different degrees of violence, and therefore totally prohibits the first and lowest stage of it : every man's person being sacred, and no other having a right to meddle with it} in any the slightest manner.

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