THE AMERICAN DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (Google eBook)

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Page 149 - Equity is a roguish thing ; for law we have a measure, know what to trust to ; equity is according to the conscience of him that is Chancellor, and as that is larger or narrower, so is equity. 'Tis all one as if they should make the standard for the measure we call a foot...
Page 48 - Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do.
Page 125 - Anon they move In perfect phalanx to the Dorian mood Of flutes and soft recorders...
Page 129 - An inevitable dualism bisects nature, so that each thing is a half, and suggests another thing to make it whole; as, spirit, matter; man, woman; odd, even; subjective, objective; in, out; upper, under; motion, rest; yea, nay.
Page 151 - For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy : for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
Page 225 - Three lines are in harmonical proportion, when the first is to the third, as the difference between the first and second, is to the difference between the second and third ; and the second is called a harmonic mean between the first and third. The expression 'harmonical proportion...
Page 133 - RULES to know when the Moveable Feasts and Holy-days begin. TOASTER-DAY (on which the rest depend) is always the First -*-* Sunday after the Full Moon which happens upon, or next after the Twenty-first Day of March ; and if the Full Moon happens upon a Sunday, Easter-Day is the Sunday after.
Page 149 - In my mind, he was guilty of no error, he was chargeable with no exaggeration, he was betrayed by his fancy into no metaphor, who once said, that all we see about us, Kings, Lords, and Commons, the whole machinery of the state, all the apparatus of the system, and its varied workings, end in simply bringing twelve good men into a box.
Page 160 - I can hardly agree with Webster in his definition of the expletive, and still less in the statement with which he concludes it. " The expletive," says Webster, " is a word or syllable not necessary to the sense, but inserted to fill a vacancy or for ornament. The Greek language abounds with expletives.
Page 123 - The dividend is the number to be divided. The divisor is the number by which we divide.

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