Chambers's pocket miscellany

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Page 41 - In criminals of blood, if the fact be evident, severity is justice. " 16. To abhor all private solicitations, of what kind soever, and by whomsoever, in matters depending. " 17. To charge my servants, 1. Not to interpose in any matter whatsoever ; 2. Not to take more than their known fees ; 3. Not to give any undue precedence to causes ; 4. Not to recommend counsel. " 18. To be short and sparing at meals, that I may be the fitter for business.
Page 186 - When the head had been entirely disengaged from the attachments which confined it, it was found to be loose, and, without any difficulty, was taken up and held to view.
Page 186 - ... unctuous or greasy matter, mixed with resiu, as it seemed, had been melted, so as to exclude, as effectually as possible, the external air. The coffin was completely full ; and from the tenacity of the cerecloth, great difficulty was experienced in detaching it successfully from the parts which it enveloped. Wherever the unctuous matter had insinuated itself, the separation of the cerecloth was easy ; and...
Page 186 - At length the whole face was disengaged from its covering. The complexion of the skin of it was dark and discoloured. The forehead and temples had lost little or nothing of their muscular substance; the cartilage...
Page 57 - I bade him alight, which with all willingness he quickly granted, and there, in a meadow ancle deep in water at the least, bidding farewell to our doublets, in our shirts began to charge each other, having afore commanded our surgeons to withdraw themselves a pretty distance from us...
Page 75 - ... in the wilderness. Though he may not see a house, nor a human being, and is conscious that he is far from the habitations...
Page 140 - ... willing to record them in their royal patent, to remain in the family, as a monument consecrated to his consummate virtue ; whose name could never be forgot, so long as men preserved any esteem for sanctity of manners, greatness of mind, and a love to their country, constant even to death. Therefore to solace his excellent father for so great a loss, to celebrate the memory of so noble a son, and to excite his worthy grandson, the heir of such mighty hopes, more cheerfully to emulate and follow...
Page 14 - ... completely intercepted. But, under water, time is too great an object to be spent in reflection, and therefore he swam round to another part of the rock, hoping by this means to avoid the vigilance of his persecutor.
Page 73 - The attraction of the prairie consists in its extent, its carpet of verdure and flowers, its undulating surface, its groves, and the fringe of timber by which it is surrounded. Of all these, the latter is the most expressive feature — it is that which gives character to the landscape, which imparts the shape and marks the boundary of the plain. If the...
Page 57 - I am slain !' seconding his speech with all the force he had to cast me. But being too weak, after I had defended his assault, I easily became master of him, laying him on his back.

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