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Strona 105 - ... enclosure will be taken out and forwarded to the address on the packet, charged with the full postage as an unpaid letter, together with an additional rate...
Strona 105 - ... &c. may be either printed, written, or plain, or any mixture of the three. Further, all legitimate binding, mounting, or covering of a book, publication, &c., or of a portion thereof, will be allowed, whether such binding, &c.
Strona 51 - ... the series of ten being exhausted, they begin again with the first, combining it with the eleventh of the second series ; in the twelfth year, the second word of the first series is combined with the twelfth of the second ; for the thirteenth year, the combination of the third word of the first list with the first of the second list is taken, that list also being now exhausted. To make this clearer, we shall designate...
Strona 105 - A book packet must not contain any written letter, closed or open, or any enclosure sealed, or otherwise closed against inspection. The name and address of the sender, however, is not only allowed but recommended.
Strona 53 - THE JAPANESE have a cycle of 60 years, like that of the Chinese, formed by a combination of words of two series. The series of ten is formed of the names of the elements, of which the Japanese reckon five, doubled by the addition of the masculine and feminine endings, je and to. 1 kino-jo 2 kino-to, | wood. 3 fiuo-je \ tt 2 oos, ox. 4 fino-to !fire' 9 10 t } The series of 12 is made up of the signs of the Zodiac.
Strona 105 - ... binding, &c., be loose or attached ; as also rollers in the case of prints or maps, markers (whether of paper or otherwise) in the case of books...
Strona 59 - XIII., that the year 1582 should consist of 355 days only, which was effected by omitting ten days in the month of October, viz. from the 5th to the 14th. And, to prevent the recurrence of a like irregularity, it was also ordered, that in three centuries out of four, the last year should be a common year, instead of a leap year, as it would have been by the Julian calendar. The year 1600 remained a leap year, but 1700, 1800, and 1900 were to be common years. This amended mode of computing was called...
Strona 41 - There is one dominant, practical reason for a reform of our orthografy, and it is this — the immense waste of time and effort involvd in lerning the present irregular spelling. It is the generations of children to cum who appeal to us to save them from the affliction which we hav endured and forgotn. It has been calculated over and over again how many years ar, on an average, thrown away in the education of every child, in memorizing that intricate tangl of rules and exceptions which constitutes...
Strona 7 - Pitman may not live to see the results of his persevering and disinterested exertions, it requires no prophetic power to perceive that what at present is pooh-poohed by the many will make its way in the end, unless met by arguments stronger than those hitherto levelled at the
Strona 59 - Julian year), arranged as we have shewn, was 11' 11" too long, amounting to a day in nearly 129 years ; and towards the end of the sixteenth century, the time of celebrating the church festivals had advanced ten days beyond the periods fixed by the council of Nice in 325. It was in consequence ordered, by a Bull of Gregory XIII., that the year 1582 should consist of 355 days only, which was effected by omitting ten days in the month of October, viz., from the 5th to the 14th. And, to prevent the...

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