The Popular Encyclopedia: Being a General Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, Biography, History, and Political Economy, Reprinted from the American Edition of the 'Conversations Lexicon' ... with Dissertations on the Rise and Progress of Literature

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Страница 422 - DO, in the name and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies, are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states ; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown, and that all political connexion between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved...
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Страница 713 - But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort ? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.
Страница 454 - Indian character, customs, and principles; habituated to the hunting life; guarded, by exact observation of the vegetables and animals of his own country, against losing time in the description of objects already possessed; honest, disinterested, liberal, of sound understanding, and a fidelity to truth so scrupulous, that whatever he should report would be as certain as if seen by ourselves.
Страница 734 - Circle of the • Earth. An inch is the smallest lineal measure to which a name is given, but subdivisions are used for many purposes. Among me?
Страница 419 - In his dying moments he fancied himself on the field of battle. The last words he was heard to utter were, " Stand by me, my brave grenadiers ! " He left a will and testament strongly marked by his peculiarities.
Страница 733 - ... declared to be the unit or only standard measure of weight, from which all other weights shall be derived...
Страница 734 - The four last denominations arc used for dry goods only. For liquids several denominations have been heretofore adopted, viz. :— For Beer, the Firkin of 9 Gallons, the Kilderkin of 18, the Barrel of 36, the Hogshead of 54, and the Butt of 108 Galls.
Страница 624 - Eliz. c. 2, to be punished by six months' imprisonment, and treble damages to the party injured. Maintenance. 12. Maintenance is an offence that bears a near relation to the former, being an officious intermeddling in a suit that no way belongs to one, by maintaining or assisting either party, with money or otherwise to prosecute or defend it; a practice that was greatly encouraged by the first introduction of uses.

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