Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, History, Politics, and Biography, Brought Down to the Present Time; Including a Copious Collection of Original Articles in American Biography; on the Basis of the Seventh Edition of the German Conversations-lexicon, Volume 3
Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth
Thomas, Cowperthwait, & Company, 1838 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Page 218 - With a more riotous appetite. Down from the waist they are centaurs, Though women all above: But to the girdle do the gods inherit, Beneath is all the fiends; there's hell, there's darkness, there is the sulphurous pit, burning, scalding, stench, consumption; — Fie, fie, fie! pah; pah! Give me an ounce of civet, good apothecary, to sweeten my imagination: there's money for the'e.
Page 328 - The object, to which its attention is to be exclusively directed, is to promote and execute a plan for colonizing (with their consent) the free people of color residing in our country in Africa, or such other place as Congress shall deem most expedient.
Page 11 - Samuel Adams' father, and twenty others, one or two from the north end of the town, where all the ship business is carried on, used to meet, make a caucus, and lay their plan for introducing certain persons into places of trust and power.
Page 229 - Poems, descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery, by John Clare, a Northamptonshire Peasant...
Page 436 - Each house is required to keep a journal of its proceedings, and, from time to time, to publish the same, excepting such parts as, in its judgment, may require secrecy.
Page 442 - THE CODE OF 1650. Being a Compilation of the Earliest Laws and Orders of the. General Court of Connecticut : also the Constitution, or Civil Compact, entered into and adopted by the TOWNS of WINDSOR, HARTFORD, and WETHERSFIELD, in 1638-9. To which is added some Extracts from the Laws and Judicial Proceedings of New Haven Colony, commonly called BLUE LAWS.
Page 141 - CHIMERA. ; a fabulous monster, breathing flames, with the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon, which laid waste the fields of Lycia, and was at last destroyed by Bellerophon.
Page 437 - To exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever over such district (not exceeding 10 miles square) as may, by cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the Government of the United States...
Page 441 - Great Creator and Preserver of the Universe, and their right to render that worship in the mode most consistent with the dictates of their consciences, no person shall by law be compelled to join or support, nor be classed with, or associated to, any congregation, church, or religious association.