Chamber's encyclopaedia: a dictionary of universal knowledge, Volume 8 (Google eBook)

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W. & R. Chambers, 1891 - Reference
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Page 62 - We have met the enemy and they are ours; two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop.
Page 73 - I think, is a thinking intelligent being, that has reason and reflection, and can consider itself as itself, the same thinking thing, in different times and places...
Page 94 - Majesty, that no man hereafter be compelled to make or yield any gift, loan, benevolence, tax, or such like charge, without common consent by act of Parliament...
Page 112 - Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?
Page 191 - A friend may be often found and lost, but an old friend never can be found, and nature has provided that he cannot easily be lost.
Page 172 - The length of the peacock, from the tip of the bill to the end of the tail', is about three feet eight inches.
Page 2 - A small proprietor, however, who knows every part of his little territory, who views it with all the affection which property, especially small property, naturally inspires, and who upon that account takes pleasure not only in cultivating but in adorning it, is generally of all improvers the most industrious, the most intelligent, and the most successful...
Page 283 - Ocean, the first thing which strikes us is, that, the north-east and south-east monsoons, which are found the one on the north and the other on...
Page 256 - Powhatan: then as many as could laid hands on him, dragged him to them, and thereon laid his head, and being ready with their clubs, to beat out his brains, Pocahontas, the King's dearest daughter, when no entreaty could prevail, got his head in her arms, and laid her own upon his to save him from death: whereat the Emperor was contented he should live to make him hatchets, and her bells, beads and copper; for they thought him as well of all occupations as themselves.
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