Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, History, Politics and Biography, Brought Down to the Present Time; Including a Copious Collection of Original Articles in American Biography; on the Basis of the Seventh Edition of the German Conversations - Lexicon, Tom 7
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Strona 366 - It has been said that he who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before is a benefactor to his species.
Strona 525 - Of courage undaunted ; possessing a firmness and perseverance of purpose which nothing but impossibilities could divert from its direction ; careful as a father of those committed to his charge, yet steady in the maintenance of order and discipline; intimate with the Indian character, customs and principles ; habituated to the hunting life ; guarded, by exact observation of the vegetables and animals of his own country, against losing time in the description of objects already possessed...
Strona 246 - For some days after the arrival of your express, scarce any thing was talked of at Paris and Versailles but your cool conduct and persevering bravery during that terrible conflict. You may believe that the impression on my mind was not less strong than on that of others; but I do not choose to say in a letter to yourself all I think on such an occasion.
Strona 309 - England, is a lord by virtue of his office, through whose hands pass all charters signed by the king, before they come to the great seal. KEEPER OF THE KING'S CONSCIENCE. (See Chancellor.) Boat Keeper; one of the...
Strona 471 - Memorial to the House of Lords, and a Remonstrance to the House of Commons, on the subject of the proposed Stamp Act.
Strona 285 - Challenges to the array are at once an exception to the whole panel, in which the jury are arrayed or set in order by the sheriff in his return ; and they may be made upon account of partiality or some default in the sheriff, or his under-officer who arrayed the panel.
Strona 45 - This part of knowledge is irresistible, and like bright sunshine, forces itself immediately to be perceived, as soon as ever the mind turns its view that way; and leaves no room for hesitation, doubt or examination, but the mind is presently filled with the clear light of it.
Strona 525 - Missouri to its source, to cross the highlands and follow the best water communication which offered itself from thence to the Pacific ocean. Congress approved the proposition, and voted a sum of money for carrying it into execution. Captain Lewis, who had then been near two years with me as private secretary, immediately renewed his solicitations to have the direction of the party.