The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful Knowledge, Volume 14

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Charles Knight, 1839
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Page 79 - Ephesians. To which is prefixed an Essay for the Understanding of St. Paul's Epistles, by consulting St. Paul himself.
Page 81 - For a man can employ his thoughts about nothing but either the contemplation of things themselves for the discovery of truth; or about the things in his own power, which are his own actions, for the attainment of his own ends; or the signs the mind makes use of, both in the one and the other, and the right ordering of them for its clearer information. All which three, viz., things as they are in...
Page 80 - The other way of retention, is the power to revive again in our minds those ideas, which after imprinting have disappeared, or have been as it were laid aside out of sight; and thus we do, when we conceive heat or light, yellow or sweet, the object being removed. This is memory, which...
Page 246 - XVII Of Cruelty and Clemency, and Whether It Is Better to be Loved or Feared...
Page 162 - ... is separated from the stone. This meal is then mixed with a little water, and formed into cakes ; which, when dried in the sun, resemble in colour and flavour the sweetest gingerbread. The stones are afterwards put into a vessel of water, and shaken about so as to separate the meal which may still...
Page 282 - But besides these feudal provisions, care was also taken therein to protect the subject against other oppressions then frequently arising from unreasonable amercements, from illegal distresses, or other process for debts or services due to the crown, and from the tyrannical abuse of the prerogative of purveyance and pre-emption. It fixed the forfeiture of lands for felony in...
Page 283 - And, lastly (which alone would have merited the title that it bears, of the great charter), it protected every individual of the nation in the free enjoyment of his life, his liberty, and his property, unless declared to be forfeited by the judgment of his peers, or the law of the land.
Page 283 - Runnymede, between Windsor and Staines ; but it was not merely by an accidental meeting of two armies at that place that this act was done there, for it appears by Matthew of Westminster that Runnymede was a place where treaties concerning the peace of the kingdom had been often made. All was done with great solemnity. The memorable day was June 5, 1215. What was unwillingly granted, it could scarcely be expected would be religiously observed. John himself would gladly have infringed or broken it,...
Page 35 - At the time when men first adopted the lion as the emblem of courage, it would seem that they regarded great size and strength as indicating it; but they were greatly mistaken in the character they have given to this indolent, skulking animal, and have overlooked a much better example of true courage, and of other virtues also, in the bold and faithful dog.
Page 32 - ... began to flow ; but the animal still remained standing in the same position. We had now no doubt that he would spring upon us ; every gun was instantly reloaded ; but happily we were mistaken, and we were not sorry to see him move quietly away ; though I had hoped, in a few minutes, to have been enabled to take hold of his paw without danger.

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