The penny cyclopædia [ed. by G. Long]., Volume 7

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Pagina 118 - being warned in a dream by the Angel of the Lord, that what was 'conceived in her was of the Holy Ghost, took unto him his wife and knew her not till she had brought forth her first-born son : and he called his name Jesus.' (Matth. i.) Herod was much troubled at the miraculous circumstances which attended the birth of
Pagina 118 - when his mother Mary (according to the words of St. Matthew) was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.' Joseph, who intended to put her away
Pagina 214 - He that is bom in thy house, and he that is bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed: he that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised.
Pagina 316 - that of the coal-mines of Bohemia just mentioned. The most elaborate imitations of living foliage upon the painted ceilings of Italian palaces bear no comparison with the beauteous profusion of extinct vegetable forms with which the galleries of these instructive coal-mines are overhung. The roof is covered as with
Pagina 214 - money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed: he that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised.
Pagina 248 - head of the clan, and which was common to all his predecessors and successors, as Pharaoh to the kings of Egypt, or Arsaces to those of Parthia. This name was usually a, patronymic, expressive of his descent from the founder of the family. Thus the duke of Argyle is called Mac
Pagina 20 - It would take flies out of a person's hand; if you gave it anything to eat it brought its wings round before the mouth, hovering and hiding its head, in the manner of birds of prey when they feed. The adroitness it showed in shearing off the wings of flics, which
Pagina 20 - confute the vulgar opinion, that bats, when down on a flat surface, cannot get on the wing again, by rising with great ease from the floor. It ran, I observed, with more dispatch than I was aware of, but in a most ridiculous and grotesque manner.' The large-eared bats, collected by Carlise,
Pagina 306 - by Verres, a marble Venus from Cnidus. (In Verrem, iv. 60.) COACH, it is stated by Stow, that in ' 1564, Boonen, a Dutchman, became the queen's coachmanne, and was the first that brought the use of coaches into England.
Pagina 301 - was formed a little after the return of King Charles II., and admitted into it men of all qualities and professions, provided they agreed in this surname of King, which, as they imagined, sufficiently declared the owners of it to be altogether untainted with

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