Johnson's Dictionary of the English language, in miniature [ed. by J. Hamilton]. By J. Hamilton

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Page 258 - Sta'ta, a goddess of grown persons. Stcn'tar, a Grecian, whose voice is reported to have been as strong and as loud as the voices of 50 men together. Sthe'no, one of the three Gorgons. Styx, a river of hell.
Page 266 - Agricola, governor of South Britain, to protect the civilized Britons from the incursions of the Caledonians, builds a line of forts between the rivers Forth and Clyde : defeats the Caledonians under Galgacus, on the Grampian hills ; and first sails round Britain, which he discovers to be an island.
Page 258 - Ty'ro, one of the Nereids. U Ulys'ses, son of Laertes and Anticlea, and king of Ithaca, who, by his subtlety and eloquence, was eminently serviceable to the Greeks in the Trojan war. Unx'ia, a title of Juno.
Page 257 - Py'thon, a huge serpent produced from the mud of the deluge, which Apollo killed, and, in memory thereof, instituted the Pythian games...
Page 274 - Dolben was ordered to impeach him at the bar of the house of lords, in the name of all the commons of England. A committee was appointed to draw up articles, and Sacheverel was taken into custody. At the same time, in order to demonstrate their own principles, they resolved that the reverend Mr. Benjamin Hoadly, rector of St.
Page 253 - Gor'dius, a husbandman, but afterwards king of Phrygia, remarkable for tying a knot of cords on which the empire of Asia depended, in so very intricate a manner, that Alexander the Great, unable to unravel it, cut it to pieces.
Page 16 - A conical caual ; a cylindrical vessel or tube which conveys the blood from the heart to all parts of the body.
Page 269 - Guttemburgh afterwards invented cut metal types : but the art was carried to perfection by Peter Schoeffer, who invented the mode of casting the types in matrices. Frederick Corsellis began to print at Oxford, in 1468, with wooden types ; but it was William Caxton who introduced into England the art of printing with fusil types, in 1474.
Page 223 - One who adheres to the ancient Constitution of the State, and the apostolical hierarchy of the Church of England — opposed to a Whig.
Page 55 - Dative, da'tiv. a. in grammar, the case that signifies the person to whom any thing is given.

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