The Scientific and Literary Treasury: A New and Popular Encyclopedia of the Belles Lettres

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Longman, 1853 - 844 pages
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Page 162 - British islands were declared to be in a state of blockade" thereby subjecting to capture and condemnation all vessels, with their cargoes, which should continue to trade with...
Page 333 - The vis inertiae is a passive Principle by which Bodies persist in their Motion or Rest, receive Motion in proportion to the Force impressing it, and resist as much as they are resisted. By this Principle alone there never could have been any Motion in the World.
Page 409 - ... number of the caterpillars are placed at the bottom. A peculiar species is chosen, which spins a strong web; and the animals commence at the bottom, eating and spinning their way up to the top, carefully avoiding every part touched by the oil, but devouring every other part of the paste.
Page 414 - Municipal law, thus understood, is properly defined to be a 'rule of civil conduct prescribed by the supreme power in a state, commanding what is right and prohibiting what is wrong.
Page 401 - As many as appear upon this panel are sworn upon the grand jury, to the amount of twelve at the least, and not more than twenty-three ; that twelve may be a majority.
Page 469 - MISUAH, the code or collection of the civil law of the Jews. The Jews pretend that when God gave the written law to Moses, he gave him also another not written, which was preserved by tradition among the doctors of the synagogue, till Rabbi...
Page 167 - Ireland, and to the churches there committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges as by law do or shall appertain to them or any of them?
Page 195 - Descent is lineal, when it proceeds directly from the grandfather to the father, from the father to the son, and...
Page 222 - Strip the body, and rub it dry ; then wrap it in hot blankets, and place it in a warm bed, in a warm chamber.
Page 167 - Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the people of this kingdom of England, and the dominions thereto belonging, according to the statutes in parliament agreed on, and the laws and customs of the same?

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