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, Tom 7

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Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford, Henry Vethake
Carey, Lea & Carey, 1831

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Strona 528 - ... animals of his own country, against losing time in the description of objects already possessed, honest, disinterested, liberal, of sound understanding, and a fidelity to truth so scrupulous that whatever he should report would be as certain as if seen by ourselves, with all these qualifications as if selected and implanted by nature in one body, for this express purpose, I could have no hesitation in confiding the enterprise to him.
Strona 368 - 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 474 - DO, in the name and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies, are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states ; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown, and that all political connexion between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved...
Strona 2 - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape.
Strona 437 - Be of good comfort, master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
Strona 472 - In his dying moments he fancied himself on the field of battle. The last words he was heard to utter were, " Stand by me, my brave grenadiers ! " He left a will and testament strongly marked by his peculiarities.
Strona 287 - 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 353 - In the year 1680, a kraken, perhaps a young and careless one, came into the water that runs between the rocks and cliffs in the parish of Alstahoug, though the general custom of that creature is to keep always several leagues from land, and therefore, of course, they must die there.
Strona 260 - Thapsua, and totally abandoned by his subjects. He killed himself, with Petreius, who had shared his good fortune and his adversity, AUC 707.
Strona 257 - It is singular how soon we lose the impression of what ceases to be constantly before us : a year impairs ; a lustre obliterates. There is little distinct left without an effort of memory.

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