The Encyclopędia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information, Volume 5

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Hugh Chisholm
Encyclopędia Britannica Company, 1910 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Page 184 - I called the New World into existence to redress the balance of the Old.
Page 131 - That, in order to give effect to the will of the people as expressed by their elected representatives, it is necessary that the power of the other House to alter or reject bills passed by this House should be so restricted by Law as to secure that within the limits of a single Parliament the final decision of the Commons shall prevail.
Page 279 - The envoy loses, his rights of inviolability if it is proved beyond doubt that he has taken advantage of his privileged position to provoke or commit an act of treachery.
Page 231 - ... courts, shall, in addition to any original jurisdiction exercised by the corresponding courts of the Colonies at the establishment of the Union, have jurisdiction in all matters: a) in which the Government of the Union or a person suing or being sued on behalf of such Government is a party ; b) in which the validity of any provincial ordinance shall come into question.
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Page 70 - My objects were, first, to prove that these reports were false and calumnious, and thus to vindicate my brethren, whose death was precious in the sight of the Lord ; and next, that as the same cruelties might very soon after be exercised against many unhappy individuals, foreign nations might be touched with at least some compassion towards them and solicitude about them.
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