Encyclopaedia britannica: a dictionary of arts, sciences, literature and general information, Volume 8 (Google eBook)

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Hugh Chisholm
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1910 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Page 67 - Jewish disabilities, and the other a bill to transfer the government of India from the East India Company to the crown.
Page 62 - By which last is meant — not one who depends simply on an infinite memory, but also on an infinite and electrical power of combination ; bringing together from the four winds, like the angel of the resurrection, what else were dust from dead men's bones, into the unity of breathing life.
Page 141 - I am the first in the East, the first in the West, and the greatest philosopher in the Western world.
Page 46 - The ratio of the mass of a unit volume of a substance to the mass of the same volume of a standard substance at a standard temperature. Water at 39.2° F is the standard substance usually referred to.
Page 61 - I may affirm, that my life has been, on the whole, the life of a philosopher : from my birth I was made an intellectual creature : and intellectual in the highest sense my pursuits and pleasures have been, even from my school-boy days.
Page 271 - I said I could see no difference between negligence and gross negligence — that it was the same thing, with the addition of a vituperative epithet...
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Page 62 - Finally, as a third class, and, in virtue of their aim, as a far higher class of compositions...
Page 201 - Lord, men meek and uncovetous, and true and approved; for they also minister unto you the ministration of the prophets and teachers: Therefore despise them not; for they are your honoured ones, together with the prophets and teachers.

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