The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Difussion of Useful Knowledge, Volume 11

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Charles Knight, 1838
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Page 212 - I arrived at Oxford with a stock of erudition that might have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance of which a schoolboy would have been ashamed.
Page 212 - It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.
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Page 125 - This is another factor which may have caused local cultivation of grain to increase in the second half of the seventeenth and the first half of the eighteenth century.
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Page 168 - Charlotte, in which are equally involved the happiness of your royal highness in your parental and royal character, and the most important interests of the state, that the intercourse between her royal highness the princess of Wales, and her royal highness the princess Charlotte, should continue to be subject to regulation and restraint.
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Page 159 - Britain; and that the King's Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords spiritual and temporal and Commons of Great Britain in Parliament assembled, had, hath and of right ought to have, full power and authority to make laws and statutes of sufficient force and validity to bind the colonies and people of America, subjects of the Crown of Great Britain in all cases whatsoever.
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