Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow, Volume 20

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Page 25 - A tenement house within the meaning of this act shall be taken to mean and include every house, building, or portion thereof, which is rented, leased, let or hired out to be occupied or is occupied as the home or residence of three families or more living independently of each other, and doing their cooking upon the premises, or by more than two families upon a floor, so liv"Ing and cooking, but having a common right in the halls, stairways, yards, water-closets or privies, or some of them.
Page 26 - Such building or part thereof shall, within ten days thereafter, be vacated or within such shorter time, not less than twentyfour hours, as in said notice may be specified; but said Board, if it shall become satisfied that the danger from said house or part thereof has ceased to exist, may revoke said order, and it shall thenceforward become inoperative.
Page 26 - Whenever it shall be certified to the board of health of the health department of the city of New York...
Page 9 - Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night : and should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than six score thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand ; and also much cattle ? MICAH.
Page 24 - Sex ; and whosoever neglects or refuses to comply with any such Notice shall be liable for each Default to a Penalty not exceeding Twenty Pounds, and a further Penalty not exceeding Forty Shillings for every Day during which the Default is continued.
Page 71 - AnCHiTECTtrBE is the art which so disposes and adorns the edifices raised by man, for whatsoever uses, that the sight of them may contribute to his mental health, power, and pleasure.
Page 115 - It can be proved, by the evidence of language, that before their separation the Aryans led the life of agricultural nomads — a life such as Tacitus describes that of the ancient Germans. They knew the arts of ploughing, of making roads, of building ships, of weaving and sewing, of erecting houses; they had counted at least as far as one hundred. They had domesticated the most important animals — the cow. the horse, the sheep, the dog; they were acquainted with the most useful metals, and armed...
Page 182 - The essential principle of a fief was a mutual contract of support and fidelity. Whatever obligations it laid upon the vassal of service to his lord, corresponding duties of protection were imposed by it on the lord towards his vassal. If these were transgressed on either side, the one forfeited his land, the other his seigniory or rights over it.
Page 33 - In many cases we revised the action " of the assessors and reduced the assessment" (20) Now, so clearly is the idea of public sanitation or health at the bottom of this principle of " betterment " that I find it defined, at page 47 of the report of the Royal Commission on the Housing of the "Working Classes...
Page 101 - Aryan, in scientific language, is utterly inapplicable to race. It means language and nothing but language ; and if we speak of Aryan race at all, we should know that it means no more than x + Aryan speech.

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