A history of inventions and discoveries, Volume 3

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Page 403 - EXCEPT the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it : except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
Page 328 - As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.
Page 155 - Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?
Page 403 - The watchmen that went about the city found me, They smote me, they wounded me ; The keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.
Page 96 - Bruti sed etiam mei meminerint." egressus dein senatu vitam abstinentia finivit. libros per aediles cremandos censuere patres : sed manserunt oecultati et editi. quo magis socordiam eorum inridere libet, qui praesenti potentia credunt extingui posse etiam sequentis aevi memoriam. nam contra punitis ingeniis gliscit auctoritas; neque aliud externi reges, aut qui eadem saevitia usi sunt, nisi dedecus sibi atque illis gloriam peperere.
Page 403 - I will rise now, and go about the city In the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth : I sought him, but I found him not.
Page 140 - La triglia non mangia chi la piglia," which implies, that he who catches a mullet is a fool if he eats it and does not sell it. When this fish is dying, it changes its colours in a very singular manner till it is entirely lifeless. This spectacle was so gratifying to the Romans, that they used to show the fish dying in a glass vessel to their guests before dinner.
Page 235 - ... dum eunt, nulla est in angiporto amphora quam non impleant, quippe qui vesicam plenam vini habeant.
Page 116 - Typographical Antiquities, there are privileges of still greater antiquity. The oldest which I observed in this work are the following: — 1510. The history of king Boccus .... printed at London by Thomas Godfry. Cum privilegio regali. 1518. Oratio Richardi Pacei . . . Impressa per Richardum Pynson, regium impressorem, cum privilegio a rege indulto, ne quis hanc orationem intra biennium in regno Angliae imprimat, aut alibi impressam et importatam in eodem regno Angliae vendat.
Page 8 - A ship returning from Japan was wrecked on the coast of Guernsey, and a number of the bulbs of this plant, which were on board, being cast on shore, took root in that sandy soil.

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