Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, Volumes 3-4

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Page 195 - One is greatly struck at the place he occupies in the writings of all the great medical authors at the end of the seventeenth and beginning of the eighteenth centuries. Morton, Willis, Boerhaave, Gaubius, Bordeu, etc., always speak of him as second in sagacity to ' the divine Hippocrates
Page 175 - ocats généraux' were styled ' avocats du roi,' and the other barristers who pleaded in private causes were called ' avocats généraux,' but towards the end of the seventeenth or the beginning of the eighteenth century these appellations were changed, the
Page 39 - ... no ordinary power being able to divide what God himself made one in the first creation.
Page 44 - And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all : for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts.
Page 39 - All these things being considered, it seems probable to me, that God in the beginning formed matter in solid, massy, hard, impenetrable, moveable particles, of such sizes and figures, and with such other properties, and in such proportion to space, as most conduced to the end for which he formed them...
Page 248 - My conceit of his person was never increased towards him by his place or honours ; but I have and do reverence him, for the greatness that was only proper to himself, in that he seemed to me ever, by his work, one of the greatest men, and most worthy of admiration, that had been in many ages. In his adversity I ever prayed that God would give him strength ; for greatness he could not want.
Page 93 - ... convert them into Christian churches, not only to save the expense of building new ones, but that the people might be more easily prevailed upon to frequent those places of worship to which they had been accustomed.
Page 301 - Coverley's hall" in one of the Spectators. Sir Richard's own opinion probably recommended it to many readers ; he says that " it is collected with so great care and diligence, that if all other of our chronicles were lost, this only would be sufficient to inform posterity of all passages memorable, or worthy to be known.
Page 290 - ... cause the same to be delivered, to the proper officer of the court in which the trial is to be had...
Page 43 - According to it the equivalent weights of bodies are simply those quantities of them which contain equal quantities of electricity or have naturally equal electric powers, it being the electricity which determines the equivalent number, because it determines the combining force. Or, if we adopt the atomic theory or phraseology, then the atoms of bodies which are equivalents to each other in their ordinary chemical action have equal quantities of electricity naturally associated with them.

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