A Dictionary, Geographical, Statistical, and Historical: Of the Various Countries, Places, and Principal Natural Objects in the World, Volume 2

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Longmans, Green, 1866 - Geography
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Page 282 - ... one, and the parochial clergy of each diocese in the province of Canterbury, and of each archdeaconry in the province of York, sending two. These councils are summoned by the respective archbishops, in pursuance of the Queen's mandate. When assembled, they must also have the Queen's licence before they can deliberate ; as well as the sanction of the Crown to their resolutions, before they are binding on the clergy.
Page 111 - Amid the novelties that strike the European on his arrival, nothing surprises him more than the silence that pervades so large a capital. He hears no noise of carts or carriages rattling through the streets ; for there are no wheeled vehicles in the city, except a very few painted carts, called arabahs, drawn by buffaloes, in which women occasionally take the air in the suburbs, and which go only a foot pace.
Page 183 - Thammuz came next behind, Whose annual wound in Lebanon allured The Syrian damsels to lament his fate In amorous ditties all a summer's day ; While smooth Adonis from his native rock Ran purple to the sea, supposed with blood Of Thammuz yearly wounded.
Page 281 - For the management of ecclesiastical affairs, the provinces have each a council, or convocation, consisting of the bishops, archdeacons, and deans, in person, and of a certain number of proctors, as the...
Page 290 - King to understand in this present parliament, by the petition of the commonalty, that the said servants having no regard to the said ordinance, but to their ease and singular covetise, do withdraw themselves to serve great men and other, unless they have livery and wages to the double or treble of that they were wont to take...
Page 71 - Did the people but act up to its principles of peace and love, oppression and injury would be known no more within their borders. Its deeds of merit are in all cases either really beneficial to mankind, or harmless. It has no mythology...
Page 310 - Forth from whose nitrous caverns issuing rise Pure liquid fountains of tempestuous fire, And veil in ruddy mists the noon-day skies, While wrapt in smoke the eddying flames aspire, Or gleaming through the night with hideous roar, Far o'er the reddening main huge rocky fragments pour.
Page 68 - ... brevity and directness of the various provisions, and the plainness and moderation of the language in which they are expressed. There is nothing here of the monstrous verbiage of most other Asiatic productions; none of the superstitious...
Page 281 - They have also each his own particular diocese, wherein they exercise episcopal, as in their provinces they exercise archiepiscopal, jurisdiction. As superior ecclesiastical judges, all appeals from inferior, jurisdictions within their provinces lie to them. They have also each a court of original jurisdiction. They have power, by stat. 25 Hen. VIII. c. 21, but now only exercise it upon accustomed occasions, of granting dispensations. This power is the foundation for the grant of special licences...
Page 231 - The air is so much rarified by the sun, during the time he remains almost stationary over the tropic of Capricorn, that the winds, loaded with vapours, rush in upon the land from the Atlantic Ocean on the west, the Indian Ocean on the east, and the cold Southern Ocean beyond the Cape. Thus a. great quantity of vapour is gathered, as it were, into a focus ; and as the same causes continue to operate during the progress of the sun northward, a vast train of clouds proceeds from south to north, which...

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