Encyclopaedia britannica: a dictionary of arts, sciences, literature and general information

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Hugh Chisholm
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1911 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Page 229 - Territory, in which it was provided that " after the year 1800 there shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in any of the said states, otherwise than in punishment of crime." This proviso, however, was lost;
Page 278 - all objects of art and of foreign and curious research, and all objects of natural history," &c., belonging to the United States, including the collections of Smithson; and it enacted that any applicant for copyright should deliver one copy of the work to be copyrighted to the librarian of the Smithsonian Institution and another to the Librarian of Congress.*
Page 278 - to publish a series of periodical reports on the progress of different branches of knowledge; and (2) to publish occasionally separate treatises on subjects of general interest." Spencer F. Baird, Henry's successor, incorporated in the general appendix annual reports on the progress of the sciences, and he perfected Henry's system of " international exchanges," under which the Institution, through
Page 284 - not the laws of his country made that a crime which nature never meant to be so." The gradual reduction of duties brought the offence in the United Kingdom into comparative insignificance, and it is now almost confined to tobacco, though .the sugar duty has led to smuggling of saccharin. Most of the existing
Page 46 - me, I might, And then would not, or could not, see my blissc,"— to the period following on Stella's reappearance at court as Lady ,Rich. It has been argued that the whole tenor of Philip's life and character was opposed to an overmastering passion, and that there is no ground for attaching biographical value to these
Page 284 - on the revenue. The smuggler of the i8th century finds an apologist in Adam Smith, who writes of him as " a person who, though no doubt highly blamable for violating the laws of his country, is frequently incapable of violating those of natural justice, and would have been in every respect an excellent citizen
Page 50 - writings consist for the most part of lectures and papers scattered through the scientific journals and the publications of the Royal Society, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Iron and Steel Institute, the British Association, &c. A biography by Dr William Pole was published in 1888.
Page 215 - of May 1884. In 1882 he had made over to a board of ten trustees, incorporated in New York state, $1,000,000 for " the uplifting of the lately emancipated population of the Southern states, and their posterity, by conferring on them the benefits of Christian education.
Page 131 - 32). For if the image of the Standing One were not actualized in us, it would not survive the death of the body. " The axe, " he said, " is nigh to the roots of the tree.. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire
Page 261 - the same neighbourhood, be either perfectly equal or continually tending to equality "; if one had greatly the advantage over the others, people would crowd into it, and the level would soon be restored. Yet pecuniary wages and profits are very different in different

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