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Page 474 - Thus about the close of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth century there was an officially designated frontier line for New England.
Page 17 - Germany, such as exorcism, the real presence of the body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist...
Page 441 - IT was not till the end of this reign [Henry VIII.] that any salads, carrots, turnips, or other edible roots were produced in England. The little of these vegetables that was used was formerly imported from Holland and Flanders. Queen Catherine, when she wanted a salad, was obliged to despatch a messenger thither on purpose.
Page 332 - Cornwall seeing by second sight the assassination of Mr. Perceval in the lobby of the House of Commons is firmly established.
Page 270 - Moscow, and found it deserted, except by the convicts and some of the lowest class who lingered behind for the sake of plunder. On the evening of this day a fire broke out in the Coach-makers' street, but it was put down in the night.
Page 453 - ... for it. Bobbin-net may be said to surpass every other branch of human industry in the complex ingenuity of its machinery ; one of Fisher's spotting frames being as much beyond the most curious chronometer, in multiplicity of mechanical device, as that is beyond a common roastingjack.
Page 223 - ... Mr. Pitt as prime minister. Egypt and Malta having surrendered to the English, the chief obstacles to peace were removed. The preliminaries of peace were signed at Paris on the 10th of October, 1801, and the definitive treaty was signed at Amiens, 27th of March, 180'2.
Page 122 - They corresponded to the War of the Grand Alliance, the War of the Spanish Succession, the War of the Austrian Succession, and the Seven Years
Page 265 - I must make one nation out of all the European states, and Paris must be the capital of the world. There must be all over Europe but one code, one court of appeal, one currency, one system of weights and measures.
Page 561 - Chambers's Cyclopedia of English Literature. A Critical and Biographical History of English Writers in all departments of Literature ; illustrated by specimens of their Writings.

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