The Encyclopaedia Britannica: a dictionary of arts, sciences, literature and general information, Volume 10 (Google eBook)

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Hugh Chisholm
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1910 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Page 60 - Excise. A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid.
Page 90 - Fraud by a bailee, banker, agent, factor, trustee, or director, or member, or public officer of any company made criminal by any Act for the time being in force.
Page 13 - Every person charged with an offence, and the wife or husband, as the case may be, of the person so charged, shall be a competent witness for the defence at every stage of the. proceedings, whether the person so charged is charged solely or jointly with any other person.
Page 21 - ... the circumstances of the supposed statement, sufficient to designate the particular occasion, must be mentioned to the witness, and he must be asked whether or not he has made such statement.
Page 52 - An exchange is a mutual grant of equal interests, the one in consideration of the other. The word "exchange...
Page 124 - Act, be as valid as if he were expressly authorised by the owner of the goods to make the same; provided that the person taking under the disposition acts in good faith, and has not at the time of the disposition notice that the person making the disposition has not authority to make the same.
Page 15 - ... a person shown not to have been heard of for seven years by those (if any) who, if he had been alive, would naturally have heard of him, is presumed to be dead, unless the circumstances of the case are such as to account for his not being heard of without assuming his death.
Page 90 - Revolt, or conspiracy to revolt by two or more persons on board a ship on the high seas, against the authority of the master...
Page 177 - High as man is placed above the creatures around him, there is a higher and far more exalted position within his view ; and the ways are infinite in which he occupies his thoughts about the fears or hopes or expectations of a future life. I believe that the truth of that future cannot be brought to his knowledge by any exertion of his mental powers, however exalted they may be ; that it is made known to him by other teaching than his own, and is received through simple belief of the testimony given.
Page 91 - Is any among you sick? let him call for the elders of the church ; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord : and the prayer of faith shall save him that is sick, and the Lord shall raise him up ; and if he have committed sins, it shall be forgiven him.

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