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Illustrations of universal progress - Page 162
by Herbert Spencer - 1875 - 451 pages
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 1

Sir William Blackstone - Law - 1807
...inform us, that a new standard of longitudinal measure was ascertained by king Henry the first ; who commanded that the ulna or ancient ell, which answers...should be made of the exact length of his own arm. And, one standard of measures of length being gained, all others are easily derived from thence ; those...
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American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of ..., Volume 12

William Nicholson - Science - 1821
...ancient historians inform us, that a new standard of length was fixed by our king Henry the First ; who commanded that the ulna, or ancient ell, which answers...should be made of the exact length of his own arm. See MEASURE. The standard of weights was originally taken from grains or corns of wheat, whence our...
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British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ..., Volume 12

William Nicholson - Science - 1821
...ancient historians inform us, that a new standard of length was fixed by our king Henry the First; who commanded that the ulna, or ancient ell, which answers...should be made of the exact length of his own arm. See MIASCKK. The standard of weights was originally taken from grains or corns of wheat, whence our...
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A treatise on the laws of commerce and manufactures, and the ..., Volume 2

Joseph Chitty, Great Britain - Commercial law - 1824
...inform us, that a new standard of longitudinal measure was ascertained by king Henry the first, who commanded that the ulna or ancient ell, which answers...should be made of the exact length of his own arm (2). And one standard of measures of length being gained, all others are easily derived from thence,...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 3

Sir William Blackstone, Sir John Taylor Coleridge - Law - 1825
...longitudinal measure was ascertained by king Henry the first ; who commanded that the ulna, or antient ell, which answers to the modern yard, should be made of the exact length of his own arm. And, one standard of measures of length being gained, all others are easily derived from thence ; those...
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Commentaries on the laws of England. [Another]

William Blackstone (sir.) - 1825
...longitudinal measure was ascertained by king Henry the first ; who commanded that the ulna, or antient eH, which answers to the modern yard, should be made of the exact length of his own arm. And, one standard of measures of length being gained, all others are easily derived from thence ; those...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 1

Sir William Blackstone, Edward Christian, John Frederick Archbold, Joseph Chitty - Law - 1827
...ascertained by king Henry the First ; who commanded that the ulna or ancient ell, which answers to the modem he name of a monarchy. All other species of governmen And, one standard of measures of length being gained, 11 others are easily derived from thence ;...
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The Law-dictionary, Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present ..., Volume 2

Sir Thomas Edlyne Tomlins, Thomas Colpitts Granger - Law - 1835
...inform us, that a new standard of longitudinal measure was ascertained by King Henry the First, who ath or engagement purporting or intended to bind the...to engage in any mutinous or seditious purpose ; And one standard of measures of length being gained, all others are easily derived from thence ; those...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books ; with an ..., Volume 2

Sir William Blackstone, John Eykyn Hovenden, Archer Ryland - Law - 1836
...longitudinal measure was ascertained by King Henry the First, who commanded that the ulna, or antient ell, which answers to the modern yard, should be made of the exact length of his own arm. And, one standard of measures of length being gained, all others are easily derived from thence; those...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books; with an ..., Volume 1

Sir William Blackstone, Edward Christian, Joseph Chitty, Thomas Lee, John Eykyn Hovenden, Archer Ryland - Great Britain - 1838
...inform us, that a new standard of longitudinal measure was ascertained by King Henry the First, who commanded that the ulna, or ancient ell, which answers...should be made of the exact length of his own arm. And, one standard of measures of length being gained, all others are easily derived from thence ; those...
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