The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Difussion of Useful Knowledge

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Charles Knight, 1833
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Page 49 - In a right triangle the square of the hypotenuse equals the sum of the squares of the other two sides or legs.
Page 194 - Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. And if any man hunger, let him eat at home ; that ye come not together unto condemnation.
Page 194 - When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper. For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper : and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
Page 170 - We are content with discord, we are content with alarms, we are content with blood, but we will never be content with a master."!
Page 115 - Therefore the Jews of the villages, that dwelt in the unwalled towns, made the fourteenth day of the month Adar a day of gladness and feasting, and a good day, and of sending portions one to another.
Page 128 - 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 287 - An Act to amend an act passed in the first year of his present majesty, to permit the general sale of beer and cider by retail in England.
Page 125 - One-third shall go to the widow of the intestate, and the residue in equal proportions to his children ; or if dead, to their representatives ; that is, their lineal descendants: if there are no children or legal representatives...
Page 129 - ... or sacrifice, performed. A woman, however, it is added, may not adopt a child without having her husband's consent ; and there is even some doubt if she may with that. ' He,' concludes the law, ' who has no son, or grandson, or grandson's son, or brother's son, shall' (may ?) ' adopt a son ; and while he has one adopted son, he shall not adopt a second.
Page 232 - ... man to tread on the surface of the earth, the eagle to soar in the expanse of the skies, and the monkey and squirrel to inhabit the trees: still these may change their relative situations without feeling much inconvenience: but the sloth is doomed to spend his whole life in the trees; and, what is more extraordinary, not upon the branches, like the squirrel and the monkey, but under them. He moves suspended from the branch, he rests suspended from it, and he sleeps suspended from it.

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