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Page 78 - No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
Page 4 - Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage of this act, it shall be lawful throughout the United States of America to employ the weights and measures of the metric system...
Page 267 - ... mariner and the marches of the soldier, to all the exchanges of peace and all the operations of war. The knowledge of them, as in established use. is among the first elements of education, and is often learned by those who learn nothing else, not even to read and write. This knowledge is riveted in the memory by the habitual application of it to the employments of men throughout life.
Page 87 - There shall be one measure of wine and one of ale, through our whole realm ; and one measure of corn, that is to say, the London quarter ; and one breadth of dyed cloth, and russets, and haberjeets, that is to say, two ells within the lists ; and it shall be of weights, as it is of measures.
Page 267 - Weights and measures may be ranked among the necessaries of life, to every individual of human society. They enter into the economical arrangements and daily concerns of every family. They are necessary to every occupation of human industry...
Page 77 - Thus saith the Lord GOD; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice, take away your exactions from my people, saith the Lord GOD.
Page 103 - ... do make a gallon of wine, and eight gallons of wine do make a London bushel, which is the eighth part of a quarter.