Treasures of Use and Beauty: An Epitome of the Choicest Gems of Wisdom, History, Reference and Recreation

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F.B. Dickerson & Company, 1883 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 507 pages
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Page 248 - If I interpret your letter right, you are ignominiously married; if it is yet undone, let us once more talk together. If you have abandoned your children and your religion, God forgive your wickedness; if you have forfeited your fame and your country, may your folly do no further mischief.
Page 170 - ... always lays him open to a severer examination of his breeding, sense, and abilities, than oral discourses ; whose transient faults, dying for the most part with the sound that gives them life, and so not subject to a strict review, more easily escape observation and censure.
Page 101 - We found the pillar to be of solid salt, capped with carbonate of lime, cylindrical in front and pyramidal behind. The upper or rounded part is about forty feet high, resting on a kind of oval pedestal, from forty to sixty feet above the level of the sea. It slightly decreases in size upwards, crumbles at the top, and is one entire mass of crystallization.
Page 33 - In addition, it is made his duty to give to Congress information of the state of the Union; and to recommend to their consideration, such measures...
Page 101 - But it is for the learned to comment on the facts we have laboriously collected. Upon ourselves, the result is a decided one. We entered upon this sea, with conflicting opinions. One of the party was sceptical, and another, I think, a professed unbeliever of the Mosaic account. After twenty-two days...
Page 90 - That we should consider any attempt on the part of European powers to extend their system to any portion of this hemisphere as dangerous to our peace and safety...
Page 234 - My previous high estimate of General Grant has been maintained and heightened by what has occurred in the remarkable campaign he is now conducting, while the magnitude and difficulty of the task before him do not prove less than I expected.
Page 246 - As your brothers have gone away, one by one, I have written to each such words as I am now writing to you, and have entreated them all to guide themselves by this Book, putting aside the interpretations and inventions of man.
Page 170 - The writing of letters has so much to do in all the occurrences of human life, that no gentleman can avoid showing himself in this kind of writing...
Page 256 - Principals are responsible for the acts of their agents. Each individual in a partnership is responsible for the whole amount of the debts of the firm, except in cases of special partnership.

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