Handy-book of Rules and Tables for Verifying Dates with the Christian Era: Giving an Account of the Chief Eras, and Systems Used by Various Nations, with Easy Methods for Determining the Corresponding Dates; with Regnal Years of English Sovereigns from the Norman Conquest to the Present Time, A.D. 1066 to 1874

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G. Bell, 1875 - Calendar - 465 pages
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Page xiv - In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.
Page 305 - ... hand, that he may preside there, and may direct and defend those parts. To hold to him and his Heirs, Kings of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland...
Page xxi - Calendar, hath been discovered to be erroneous, by means whereof the vernal or spring equinox, which at the time of the general council of Nice in the year of our Lord three hundred and...
Page 20 - NOW when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judsea in the days of Herod the king...
Page 120 - Easter, for this difference also has been made up by the assistance of your prayers : so that all the brethren in the East, who formerly celebrated this festival at the same time as the Jews, will in future conform to the Romans and to us, and to all who have of old observed our manner of celebrating Easter.
Page 188 - ... games, the greatest of the national festivals of the Greeks. It was celebrated at Olympia in Elis, the name given to a small plain to the west of Pisa, which was bounded on the north and north-east by the mountains Cronius and Olympus, on the south by the river Alpheus, and on the west by the Cladeus, which flows into the Alpheus. Olympia does not appear to have been a town, but rather a collection of temples and public buildings. The origin of the Olympic games is buried in obscurity, but the...
Page xx - WHEREAS the legal supputation of the year of our Lord in that part of Great Britain called England, according to which the year beginneth on the...
Page 10 - New, in confequence of the 2Qth of February, 1800, having been unwritten by the rule governing the New Style. In England, at an early period of time, the (fo called) legal year was reckoned from the 25th of March to the 24th of March. And this mode of calculating or writing the year is fuppofed to have been in ufe in England in the middle of the twelfth century ; it, however, ceafed with the year 1751, the day following the...
Page xxi - Council, hath been received and established, and is now generally practised by almost all other Nations of Europe : And whereas it will be of general Convenience to Merchants, and other Persons corresponding with other Nations and Countries, and tend to prevent Mistakes and Disputes in or concerning the Dates of Letters, and Accounts, if the like Correction be received and established in his Majesty's Dominions...
Page xxvii - Trinity, and all courts of what nature or kind foever, and all meetings and aflemblies of any bodies politic or corporate, and all markets, fairs, and marts, and courts thereunto belonging, which by any law, ftatute, charter, cuftom, or ufage are appointed...

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