The penny cyclopædia [ed. by G. Long]. (Google eBook)

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1840
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Page 203 - ... sufferings that scarcely permitted human fortitude to let in a new visitor of affliction. The object of my present reply is to state the case just as it is. First, that for...
Page 64 - Some were swimming' about at the full extent of their strings, or lying half in and half out of the water, others were rolling themselves in the sun on the sandy bank, uttering a shrill whistling noise as if in play. I was told that most of the fishermen in this neighbourhood kept one or more of these animals, who were almost as tame as dogs, and of great use in fishing, sometimes driving the shoals into the nets, sometimes bringing out the larger fish with their teeth.
Page 271 - That the power of publishing such of its reports, votes, and proceedings as it shall deem necessary or conducive to the public interests is an essential incident to the constitutional functions of parliament, more especially of this house as the representative portion of it.
Page 81 - It often measures nine feet in length from the tip of the nose to the end of the tail, and when full grown, weighs two hundred pounds.
Page 51 - But the Committee has not been able to obtain any one poem the same in title and tenor with the poems published by him.
Page 234 - The theory of Euclid being thus improved as far as it is capable of being done by a mere difference of statement, it remains to ask, 1, Whether assumption can be dispensed with altogether, and a direct proof of Euclid's axiom, or something equivalent to it, given? 2, If the preceding be answered in the negative, can any more simple assumption he made the foundation of the theory?
Page 204 - I unhappily met with an account of a cure performed in a similar case (or what to me appeared so) by rubbing in of Laudanum, at the same time taking a given dose internally. It acted like a charm, like a miracle ! I recovered the use of my Limbs, of my appetite, of my Spirits — and this continued for near a fortnight — At length, the unusual stimulus subsided — the complaint returned — the supposed remedy was recurred to — but I can not go thro...
Page 183 - Roxburgh states that it is the tender white leaves of the flowers, chiefly those of the male, which yield the very delightful fragrance for which this plant is so celebrated. This species is common in the peninsula of India, where it is called Caldera Bush...
Page 8 - Every argument,' he observes, ' consists of two parts, that which is proved, and that by means of which it is proved ;' and he adds in a note, that this is the strict technical sense of the word argument, but that in popular use argument is often employed to denote the latter of these two parts alone. But this is a mistake : the popular use is the correct use, as it is in many other cases. When a man is said to use a good argument, he urges or suggests something which is either proved or universally...
Page 140 - Gypsy life must have been in England during the latter part of the seventeenth, and the whole of the eighteenth century, which were likewise the happy days for Englishmen in general ; there was peace and plenty in the land, a contented population, and everything went well.

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