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 (Google eBook)

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Blackie & Son, 1836 - Reference
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Page 544 - NB Corn, fish, salt, fruit, flour, and seed are warranted free from average, unless general, or the ship be stranded sugar, tobacco, hemp, flax, hides and skins are warranted free from average, under five pounds per cent, and all other goods, also the ship and freight, are warranted free from average, under three pounds per cent unless general, or the ship be stranded.
Page 539 - In the course of a few days Pinel released fifty-three maniacs from their chains; among them were men of all conditions and countries, workmen, merchants, soldiers, lawyers, &c. The result was beyond his hopes ; tranquillity and harmony succeeded to tumult and disorder, and the whole discipline was marked with a regularity and kindness which had the most favourable effect on the insane themselves, rendering even the most furious more tractable.
Page 539 - He raised himself many times from his seat, but fell again on it, for he had been in a sitting posture so long that he had lost the use of his legs. In a quarter of an hour he succeeded in maintaining his balance, and, with tottering steps, came to the door of his dark cell. His first look was at the sky, and he cried out enthusiastically,
Page 470 - ... certain words, as the carters do with us, to make the dogs turn more to the right or left. To these a good leader attends with admirable precision, especially if his own name be repeated at the same time, looking behind over his shoulder with great earnestness, as if listening to the directions of the driver. On a beaten track, or even where a single foot or...
Page 468 - ... with a single thong leading over the back, and attached to the sledge as a trace. Though they appear at first sight to be huddled together without regard to regularity, there is, in fact, considerable attention paid to their arrangement, particularly in the selection of a dog of peculiar spirit and sagacity, who is allowed, by a longer, trace, to precede the rest as leader, and to whom, in turning to the right or left, the driver usually addresses himself. This choice is made without regard to...
Page 551 - For the Oracles of God, Four Orations. For Judgment to Come, an Argument in Nine Parts (London, 1823).
Page 703 - From thence they stood out to sea, and sailed three days with a southwest wind, when they saw a third land, which was high and mountainous and covered with icebergs (glaciers). They coasted along the shore and saw that it was an island. They did not go on shore, as Biarne did not find the country to be inviting. Bearing away from this island, they stood out to sea with the same wind, and, after four days...
Page 718 - Conceive a poor miserable wretch, who for many years has been attempting to beat off pain by a constant recurrence to the vice that reproduces it. Conceive a spirit in hell, employed in tracing out for others the road to that heaven, from which his crimes exclude him...
Page 619 - The degree of DCL was conferred upon him by the University of Oxford on the 15th of June, 1841.
Page 457 - Taff, which, following a southward course, flows at last into the estuary of the Severn. It was proposed to throw a bridge over this river at a particular spot in the parish of Eglwysilan, where it crossed the line of an intended road ; but to this design difficulties of a somewhat formidable nature presented themselves, owing both to the great breadth of the water and the frequent swellings to which it was subject. Mountains covered with wood rose to a considerable height from both its banks ; which...

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