The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge, Volume 6 (Google eBook)

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George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana
D. Appleton and Company, 1859 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Page 114 - Walking by the sea-side, in a calm evening, upon a sandy shore, and with an ebbing tide, I have frequently remarked the appearance of a dark cloud, or, rather, very thick mist, hanging over the edge of the water, to the height, perhaps, of half a yard, and of the breadth of two or three yards, stretching along the coast as far as the eye could reach, and always retiring with the water. When this cloud came to be examined, it proved to be nothing else than so much space, filled with young shrimps...
Page 312 - If I had strength enough to hold a pen, I would write how easy and pleasant a thing it is to die.
Page 364 - That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.
Page 364 - All power residing originally in and being derived from the people, all the magistrates and officers of government are their substitutes and agents, and at all times accountable to them.
Page 282 - I may point out to the public that heroic youth, Col. Washington, whom I cannot but hope Providence has hitherto preserved in so signal a manner, for some important service.
Page 180 - was to consider the several matters not only in themselves, but relatively, or as they respect each other ; both to treat them as so many wholes, and as so many parts of some greater whole.
Page 222 - An Inquiry into the Secondary Causes which Mr. Gibbon has assigned for the rapid growth of Christianity.
Page 278 - Take counsel, execute judgment; Make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday ; Hide the outcasts ; bewray not him that wandereth. Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab ; Be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler : For the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, The oppressors are consumed out of the land.
Page 250 - Commedia made during the fourteenth century, and now existing in the libraries of Europe, are more numerous than those of all other works, ancient and modern, made during the same period. Between the invention of printing and the year 1500, more than twenty editions were published in Italy, the earliest in 1472. During the sixteenth century there were forty editions; during the seventeenth, a period, for Italy, of sceptical...
Page 324 - His father, one of the French protestants who took refuge in England upon...

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