Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, Volumes 21-22 (Google eBook)

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Page 298 - ... due on either side on the balance of such account and no more, shall be claimed or paid on either side respectively...
Page 186 - The view of this extensive city ; the numerous canoes upon the river ; the crowded population and the cultivated state of the surrounding country, formed altogether a prospect of civilization and magnificence, which I little expected to find in the bosom of Africa.
Page 15 - I give half-drop doses of the 3x tincture every two, three or four hours, according to the urgency of the symptoms...
Page 101 - ... that the laws which concern public right, policy and civil government may be made the same throughout the whole united kingdom, but that no alteration be made in laws which concern private right except for evident utility of the subjects within Scotland.
Page 156 - In one place the caves are only to be approached by a perpendicular descent of many hundred feet by ladders of bamboo and rattan, over a sea rolling violently against the rocks. When the mouth of the cavern is attained, the perilous office of taking the nests must often be performed by torchlight, by penetrating into the recesses of the rock, where the slightest trip would be instantly fatal to the adventurers, who see nothing below them but the turbulent surf making its way into the chasms of the...
Page 206 - Mr Selden was a person whom no character can flatter, or transmit in any expressions equal to his merit and virtue. He was of so stupendous learning in all kinds, and in all languages (as may appear in his excellent and transcendent writings), that a man would have thought he had been entirely conversant...
Page 153 - ... 6. That small inland seas, though communicating with the ocean, are much less salt than the ocean.
Page 220 - ... and does not include length of hair on the tail. To take this measurement, 'bend the tail up towards the back and hold it straight, at right angles to the body, and measure from point where tail and body meet to end of tail bone. 3. Length of body, 50 inches. This is the distance in a straight line from the end of the nose to the root of the tail.
Page 59 - An act to amend an act of the last session of parliament for appointing commissioners to inquire concerning charities in England for the education of the poor ; and to extend the powers thereof to other charities in England and Wales...
Page 298 - ... where there are mutual debts between the testator or intestate and either party, one debt may be set against the other ; and such matter may be given in evidence upon the general issue, or pleaded in bar, as the nature of the case shall require...

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