Encyclopędia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature, Volume 10, Part 1
Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig
A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar, 1797 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Page 292 - ... to be precarious. The nobility, therefore, are the pillars, which are reared from among the people, more immediately to support the throne; and, if that falls, they must also be buried under its ruins.
Page 21 - This natural liberty consists properly in a power of acting as one thinks fit, without any restraint or control, unless by the law of nature; being a right inherent in us by birth, and one of the gifts of God to man at his creation, when he endued him with the faculty of free will.
Page 292 - III. ; viz. that every lord spiritual or temporal summoned to parliament, and passing through the king's forests, may, both in going and returning, kill one or two of the king's deer, without warrant, in view of the forester if he be present, or on blowing a horn if he be absent, that he may not seem to take the king's venison by stealth.
Page 355 - Her speech was the melodious voice of Love, Her song the warbling of the vernal grove ; Her eloquence was sweeter than her song, Soft...
Page 202 - This world had a beginning ; the assertion is indeed equally true, but shines not forth with the same degree of evidence. We find great difficulty in conceiving how the world could be made out of nothing : and are not brought to a free and full consent, until by reasoning we arrive at a clear view of the absurdity involved in the contrary supposition.
Page 355 - Her fong .the warbling of the vernal grove ; Her eloquence was fweeter than her fong, Soft as her heart, and as her reafon ftrong. Her form each beauty of her mind e\pref$'d, Her mind was virtue by the graces drefsM.
Page 233 - An immense forest originally extended to the river side, and, even as late as the reign of Henry II. covered the northern neighbourhood of the city, and was filled with various species of beasts of chase.
Page 292 - A body of nobility is also more peculiarly necessary in our mixed and compounded constitution, in order to support the rights of both the crown and the people, by forming a barrier to withstand the encroachments of both.
Page 392 - These being of different standing and proficiency, he was obliged to divide them into four or five classes, in each of which he employed a full hour every day, from the first of Nov. to the first of June. In the first class he taught the first six books of " Euclid's Elements," plain trigonometry, practical geometry, the elements of fortification, and an introduction to algebra.