The Penny Cyclopędia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Google eBook)

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Page 280 - For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.
Page 307 - Some imagine that they ought to have more evidence of the change from the seventh to the first day of the week...
Page 5 - I was not more than thirteen when three of these young women, unknown to each other, having a high opinion of my taciturnity, revealed to me their love secrets, in order to induce me to give them copies to write after or correct for answers to their lovers' letters ; nor did any one of them ever know that I was the secretary to the others.
Page 280 - If any man would come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whosoever would save his life shall lose it ; but whosoever shall lose his life for My sake, the same shall save it.
Page 5 - I thought the story, if written in an easy and natural manner, suitable to the simplicity of it, might possibly introduce a new species of writing, that might possibly turn young people into a course of reading different from the pomp and parade of romance- writing, and, dismissing the improbable and marvellous, with which novels generally abound, might tend to promote the cause of religion and virtue.
Page 25 - Every proprietor, who claims a right either to throw the water back above, or to diminish the quantity of water, which is to descend below, must, in order to maintain his claim, either prove an actual grant or license from the proprietors affected by his operations, or must prove an uninterrupted enjoyment of twenty years...
Page 295 - ... measuring nineteen inches in length, and upwards of forty-four in extent. In short, whoever has attentively examined this curious apparatus, and observed the possessor, with his ample wings, long bending neck, and lower mandible occasionally dipped into and ploughing the surface, and the facility with which he procures his food, cannot but consider it a mere playful amusement, when compared with the dashing immersions of the tern, the gull, or the fishhawk, who to the superficial observer appear...
Page 10 - ... recognising the oily object of his aversion. To effect this however requires care and skill, especially as a variable quantity of alkaline ley is needed, according to the age of the oil, very old oil requiring more ley than fresh oil. In general from fifteen to twenty drops of pure liquor...
Page 230 - Courts or any of them shall be carried by any writ of error, and be of the like force and effect as if the provisions contained therein had been expressly enacted by Parliament...
Page 5 - As a bashful and not forward boy, I was an early favourite with all the young women of taste and reading in the neighbourhood. Half a dozen of them, when met to work with their needles, used, when they got a book they liked, and thought I should, to borrow me to read to them ; their mothers sometimes wiih them; and both mothers and daughters used to be pleased with the observations they put me upon making.

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