Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, History, Politics, and Biography, Brought Down to the Present Time; Including a Copious Collection of Original Articles in American Biography; on the Basis of the Seventh Edition of the German Conversations-lexicon, Volume 2

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Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth
Thomas, Cowperthwait, & Company, 1838 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
 

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Page 100 - And they do claim, demand and insist upon all and singular the premises as their undoubted rights and liberties...
Page 171 - It is about a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in breadth, but contracts at both ends.
Page 2 - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Page 350 - His lordship did indeed make several efforts to speak, but could only repeat two or three words at a time, such as, ' My wife ! my child! my sister! you know all — you must say all — you know my wishes ;' the rest was quite unintelligible.
Page 174 - If this be all, the bond is called a single one, simplex obligatio;* but there is generally a condition added, that if the obligor does some particular act, the obligation shall be void, or else shall remain in full force: as, payment of rent; performance of covenants in a deed; or repayment of a principal sum of money borrowed of the obligee, with interest, which principal sum is usually one half of the penal sum specified in the bond. In case this condition is not performed, the bond becomes forfeited,...
Page 124 - Whoever wilfully blasphemes the holy name of God by denying, cursing, or contumeliously reproaching God, his creation, government or final judging of the world...
Page 138 - Stillingfleet 2, whose dress was remarkably grave, and in particular it was observed, that he wore blue stockings. Such was the excellence of his conversation, that his absence was felt as so great a loss, that it used to be said, ' We can do nothing without the blue stockings ; ' and thus by degrees the title was established.
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Page 166 - Bolivar addressed a letter from Caraccas to the president of the senate, renouncing the presidency of the republic, and expressing a determination to repel the imputations of ambition cast upon him, by retiring to seclusion upon his patrimonial estate. Santander, in reply...
Page 36 - Regiomontanus is said to have been his master. He went from Antwerp to Lisbon in 1480, where he was received with marks of distinction. He sailed in the fleet of Diego Can on a voyage of discovery, and explored the islands on the coast of Africa as far as the river Zaire. He is also said to have discovered, or at least to have colonized, the island of Fayal, where he remained for several years, and assisted in the discovery of the other Azores. He was afterwards knighted, and returned to his native...

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