Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference, Volume 5

John Brown, 1816

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Pagina 139 - And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Pagina 244 - If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled ; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
Pagina 75 - O Pallas, thou hast failed thy plighted word, To fight with caution, not to tempt the sword. I warned thee, but in vain, for well I knew What perils youthful ardour would pursue ; That boiling blood would carry thee too far ; Young as thou wert in dangers, raw to war. O curst essay of arms, disastrous doom, Prelude of bloody fields and fights to come.
Pagina 227 - Homer has excelled all the heroic poets that ever wrote in the multitude and variety of his characters. Every god that is admitted into his poem, acts a part which would have been suitable to no other deity. His princes are as much distinguished...
Pagina 246 - The service for the dead was chanted, and Charles joined in the prayers which were offered up for the...
Pagina 143 - The first prize was £.50, for which, being but newly acquainted with wealth, and thinking the influence of £.50 extremely great, he expected the first authors of the kingdom to appear as competitors ; and offered the allotment of the prize to the universities. But when the time came, no name was seen among the writers that had ever been seen before...
Pagina 27 - There are pedals communicating with the great bells, upon which the carilloneur with his feet plays the bŠselo sprightly airs performed with the two hands upon the upper species of keys. These keys are projecting sticks, wide enough asunder to be sfruck with violence and velocity by either of the hands edgeways, without danger of hitting the neighbouring key.
Pagina 246 - ... as if they had been celebrating a real funeral. The ceremony clofed with fprinkling holy water on the coffin in the ufual form, and all the affiftants retiring, the doors of the chapel were fhut.
Pagina 47 - A common carrier, having the charge and carriage of goods, is te anfwer for the fame, or the value, to the owner. And where goods are delivered to a carrier, and he is robbed of them, he (hall be charged and anfwer for them, becaufe of the hire.
Pagina 246 - ... affected him fo much, that next day he was feized with a fever. His feeble frame could not long refift its violence, and he expired on the twenty-firft of September, after a life of fifty-eight years, fix months, and twenty-five days y.

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