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

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Page 261 - A miracle may be accurately defined, a transgression of a law of nature by a particular volition of the Deity, or by the interposition of some invisible agent.
Page 303 - Verily, Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, is the apostle of God, and his word, which he conveyed unto Mary, and a Spirit proceeding from him: honourable in this world, and in the world to come; and one of those who approach near to the presence of God.
Page 205 - Doctrine of the Greek Article applied to the Criticism and Illustration of the New Testament.
Page 292 - The barking of the dog, the mewing of the cat, the creaking of a passing wheelbarrow, follow with great truth and rapidity. He repeats the tune taught him by his master, though of considerable length, fully and faithfully. He runs over the quiverings of the canary and the clear whistlings of the Virginia nightingale, or...
Page 292 - ... are bold and full, and varied seemingly beyond all limits. They consist of short expressions of two, three, or at the most five or six syllables; generally interspersed with imitations, and all of them uttered with great emphasis and rapidity; and continued, with undiminished ardour, for half an hour, or an hour at a time.
Page 249 - The Minstrels," says Bishop Percy, " were an order of men in the Middle Ages who subsisted by the arts of poetry and music, and sang to to the harp verses composed by themselves and others.
Page 203 - A Full and Impartial Account of all the late proceedings in the University of Cambridge against Dr Bentley.
Page 87 - threaten your courtiers after that manner. It is the same to me whether I rot in the air or in the ground. The earth is the Lord's.
Page 249 - These arts rendered them extremely popular and acceptable in this and all the neighbouring countries, where no high scene of festivity was esteemed complete that was not set off with the exercise of their talents, and where, so long as the spirit of chivalry subsisted, they were protected and caressed, because their songs tended to do honour to the ruling passion of the times, and to encourage and foment a martial spirit.
Page 217 - State shall be composed of all able-bodied white male citizens, between the ages of eighteen and forty-five years, except such as are, or may hereafter be exempt by the laws of the United States, or of this State, and shall be armed, equipped, and trained as the General Assembly may provide by law.

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