The Penny Cyclopędia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

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Page 83 - 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 81 - Ephesians. To which is prefixed an Essay for the Understanding of St. Paul's Epistles, by consulting St. Paul himself.
Page 289 - The great Charter and Charter of the Forest, with other authentic Instruments ; to which is prefixed an Introductory Discourse concerning the History of the Charters,
Page 33 - ... in his face, without the least appearance of fear. The lion, conscious of his strength, remained unmoved at their noisy attempts, and kept his head turned towards us. At one moment, the dogs perceiving his...
Page 113 - The streets were described, in this simply -worded statute, as " very foul, and full of pits and sloughs, so as to be mighty perillous and noyous, as well for all the king's subjects on horseback, as on foot with carriages
Page 60 - King's commission gave them no farther power, than to compare the Common Prayer Book with the most ancient Liturgies that had leen used in the Church, in the most primitive and purest times ; requiring them to avoid, as much as possible, all unnecessary alterations of the Forms and Liturgy, wherewith the people were altogether acquainted, and had so long received in the Church of England...
Page 166 - ... 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 289 - 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 60 - In a word, the whole Liturgy was then brought to that state in which it now stands ; and was unanimously subscribed by both houses of Convocation, of both provinces, on Friday, the 20th of December, 1661. And being brought to the house of lords the March following, both houses very readily passed an act for its establishment...
Page 289 - 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.

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