A Catechism of the History of England ...

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F. & R. Lockwood, 1822 - Great Britain - 100 pages
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Page 2 - An Act supplementary to an act, entitled an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and...
Page 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.
Page 36 - Prefents to one another among Friends : No War was to be proclaimed, and no Offender executed: The Schools kept a Vacation, and nothing but Mirth and Freedom was to be met with in the City.
Page 66 - The kings of Rome were not absolute or hereditary but limited and elective. They could neither enact laws, nor make war or peace, without the concurrence of the senate and people. Their badges were...
Page 8 - Sulla and Caesar usurped their perpetual dictatorship, in contempt of the laws of their country. But the dictator usually resigned his command whenever he had effected the business for which he had been created. Thus Q. Cincinnatus and Mamercus /Emilius abdicated the dictatorship on the sixteenth day, Liv.
Page 49 - The temple of Janus was remarkable for its two brazen gates, one on each side ; which were to be open in time of war, and shut in time of peace. Q.
Page 59 - Black buskins reaching to the middle of the leg, with the letter C in silver on the top of the foot.10 Hence calceos mutare, to become a senator.11 3.
Page 53 - Mention of these is frequently made in the Roman writers. Some of them brought water to the capital from more than the distance of sixty miles, through rocks and mountains, and over valleys, supported on arches, in some places above 109 feet high, one row being placed above another.
Page 11 - ... the standardbearer of the tenth legion, having first invoked the gods for success, cried out aloud, ' Follow me, fellowsoldiers, unless you will betray the Roman eagle into the hands of the enemy : for my part, I am resolved to discharge my duty to Caesar and the commonwealth.
Page 48 - It has no windows, but only an opening in the top for the admission of light, of about 25 feet diameter. The walls on the inside are either solid marble or incrusted. The front on the outside was covered with brazen plates gilt, the top with silver plates, but now it is covered with lead. The gate was of brass of extraordinary work and size. They used to ascend to it by twelve steps, but now they go down as many ; the earth around being so much raised by the demolition of houses.

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