The national encyclopędia. Libr. ed, Volume 3

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Page 258 - EdinbU<)^h, for a second edition, fired me so much, that away I posted for that city, without a single acquaintance, or a single letter of introduction.
Page 67 - Some say, compar'd to Bononcini, That Mynheer Handel's but a ninny ; Others aver that he to Handel Is scarcely fit to hold a candle.' Strange all this difference should be Twixt Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
Page 243 - Ask me no more. Ask me no more: what answer should I give? I love not hollow cheek or faded eye : Yet, O my friend, I will not have thee die ! Ask me no more, lest I should bid thee live; Ask me no more.
Page 115 - That if there had been an earl of Cork in every province, it would have been impossible for the Irish to have raised a rebellion."!
Page 27 - Government from the folc-land, and converted into an estate of perpetual inheritance. It might belong to the church, to the king, or to a subject. It might be alienable and devisable at the will of the proprietor ; it might be limited in its descent without any power of Alienation in the possessor. It was often granted for a single life, or for more lives than one, with remainder in perpetuity to the church. It was forfeited for various delinquinces to the state.
Page 12 - The government of the United States has uniformly insisted that the blockade should be effective by the presence of a competent force, stationed, and present, at or near the entrance of the port...
Page 301 - He was equally fitted to excel in every thing, and has given proofs that he would have surpassed almost all other men in any subject to which he devoted the energies of his extraordinary mind.
Page 43 - By its provisions, the executive power is vested in a President, elected for a term of four years...
Page 256 - The Evidence, that there is a BEING, all-powerful, wise, and good, by whom every thing exists ; and particularly to obviate difficulties regarding the Wisdom and Goodness of the DEITY ; and this, in the first place, from considerations independent of Written Revelation ; and, in the second place, from the Revelation of the Lord Jesus ; and, from the whole, to point out the inferences most necessary for, and useful to, mankind.
Page 260 - Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy, he said, was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise.

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