Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge: Second Supplement

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Knight & Company, 1858 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 286 pages
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Page 121 - Chalmers on the Adaptation of External Nature to the Moral and Intellectual Constitution of Man.
Page 220 - ... any offence punishable on summary conviction, competent or compellable to give evidence for or against himself or herself, or shall render any person compellable to answer any question tending to criminate himself or herself, or shall in any criminal proceeding render any husband competent or compellable to give evidence for or against his wife, or any wife competent or compellable to give evidence for or against her husband.
Page 216 - ... and when completed shall be read over to the witness and signed by him in the presence of the parties, or such of them as may think fit to attend.
Page 36 - Cabinet as President of the Board of Trade and Master of the Mint. The appointment was a popular one, especially in the City and with the House of Commons, where Mr.
Page 9 - After twenty minutes' sail from Kalai, we came in sight, for the first time, of the columns of vapour, appropriately called 'smoke,' rising at a distance of five or six miles, exactly as when large tracts of grass are burned in Africa. Five columns now arose, and bending in the direction of the wind, they seemed placed against a low ridge covered with trees; the tops of the columns at this distance appeared to mingle with the clouds. They were white below, and higher up became dark, so as to simulate...
Page 179 - His ancestors had dropped their Gothic surname on their settlement in the Terra Firma, and grateful to the God of Jacob who had sustained them through unprecedented trials and guarded them through unheard-of perils, they assumed the name of DISRAELI, a name never borne before or since by any other family, in order that their race might be for ever recognised.
Page 2 - On its successful termination he was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath. In April, 1809.
Page 260 - Fungus, that the effects are often very ludicrous. If a person under its influence wishes to step over a straw or small stick, he takes a stride or a jump sufficient to clear the trunk of a tree ; a talkative person cannot keep silence or secrets ; and one fond of music is perpetually singing.
Page 9 - The present central and meridian zone of waters, whether lakes or marshes, extending from Lake Tchad to Lake 'Ngami, with hippopotami on their banks, are therefore but the great modern residual geographical phenomena of those of a mesozoic age. The differences, however, between the geological past of Africa and her present state, are enormous. Since that primeval time, the lands have been much elevated above the sealevel — eruptive rocks piercing in parts through them ; deep rents and defiles have...
Page 15 - ... year. A suitable piece of ground for the buildings and walks, and in a central situation, is now in treaty for ; and it is expected that the structure will be completed in August, 1826, and the classes opened in October following. A fortnight's vacation will be allowed at Christmas and Easter, and six weeks from the middle of August to the end of September. The money being raised by shares and contributions, each holder of a 100".

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