The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Difussion of Useful Knowledge, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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Charles Knight, 1835
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Page 39 - ... them; and that these primitive particles being solids are incomparably harder than any porous bodies compounded of them, even so very hard as never to wear or break in pieces, no ordinary power being able to divide what God himself made one in the first creation.
Page 233 - So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
Page 44 - And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all : for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed GOD in their hearts.
Page 249 - Yet there happened in my time one noble speaker, who was full of gravity in his speaking. His language (where he could spare or pass by a jest) was nobly censorious. No man ever spake more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness, in what he uttered.
Page 248 - My conceit of his person was never increased towards him by his place or honours ; but I have and do reverence him, for the greatness that was only proper to himself, in that he seemed to me ever, by his work, one of the greatest men, and most worthy of admiration, that had been in many ages. In his adversity I ever prayed that God would give him strength ; for greatness he could not want.
Page 195 - At the end of the seventeenth, and beginning of the eighteenth centuries...
Page 288 - Bail shall only be liable to the sum sworn to by the affidavit of debt, and the costs of suit ; not exceeding in the whole the amount of their recognizance.
Page 186 - Newnham, some very scauty remains of which are still seen near the town ; and upon the dissolution of the religious houses in the reign of Henry VIII., it fell again to the Crown.
Page 249 - ... more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness, in what he uttered. No member of his speech but consisted of his own graces. His hearers could not cough or look aside from him without loss. He commanded where he spoke, and had his judges angry and pleased at his devotion. No man had their affections more in his power. The fear of every man that heard him was lest he should make an end.
Page 249 - Egerton, the chancellor, a grave and great orator, and best when he was provoked. But his learned and able (though unfortunate) successor, is he who hath filled up all numbers, and performed that in our tongue, which may be compared or preferred either to insolent Greece, or haughty Rome.

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