Library of Universal Knowledge: A Reprint of the Last (1880) Edinburgh and London Edition of Chambers' Encyclopaedia, with Copious Additions by American Editors, Volume 2

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American Book Exchange, 1880 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Page 26 - That young lady had a talent for describing the involvements and feelings and characters of ordinary life, which is to me the most wonderful I ever met with. The Big Bow-wow strain I can do myself like any now going ; but the exquisite touch, which renders ordinary commonplace things and characters interesting, from the truth of the description and the sentiment, is denied to me.
Page 241 - The creation by writ is the more ancient way; but a man is not ennobled thereby, unless he actually take his seat in the house of lords ; and some are of opinion that there must be at least two writs of summons, and a sitting in two distinct parliaments, to evidence an hereditary barony...
Page 341 - ... seven years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years, and if a male, to be once, twice or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the court shall so think fit), in addition to such imprisonment.
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Page 414 - He was a fellow of the royal societies of London and Edinburgh, and a member of some other learned bodies.
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Page 251 - ... client's instructions; although it should reflect upon the reputation of another, and even prove absolutely groundless ; but if he mentions an untruth of his own invention, or even upon instructions, if it be impertinent to the cause in hand, he is then liable to an action from the party injured.
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Page 192 - Scotland under the hand of the session clerk of the parish in which such proclamation shall have been made shall, when produced to any person duly authorized under the provisions of this Act to solemnize a marriage, be as valid and effectual for authorizing such person to solemnize such marriage as the production of a certificate for marriage of a superintendent registrar of a district in England would be, under any or either of the said three firstly-recited Acts, in reference to a party resident...

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