Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, History, Politics and Biography, a New Ed.; Including a Copious Collection of Original Articles in American Biography; on the Basis of the 7th Ed. of the German Conversations-lexicon, Volume 5

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Francis Lieber
Mussey & Company, 1851 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Page 475 - In surveys of the estates from the end of the 16th and the beginning of the 17th century...
Page 197 - The History of the early Part of the Reign of James II, with an introductory chapter, which was intended to form a commencement of the history of the revolution of 1688.
Page 18 - It is called the exchequer saccharium, from the checked cloth, resembling a chess board, which covers the table there, and on which, when certain of the king's accounts are made up, the sums are marked and scored with counters. It consists of two divisions ; the receipt...
Page 417 - In a narrower sense a gentleman is generally defined to be ' one who, without any title, bears a coat of arms...
Page 491 - It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.
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Page 481 - ... re-elected a member of congress, and in 1787 was chosen a delegate to the convention which assembled at Philadelphia, to revise the articles of confederation. In 1789 he was again elected to congress, and remained...
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Page 518 - ... round, when all those places which pass under that mark of the meridian, will have the sun vertical on the given day. By the analemma, bring the day of the month, marked upon the analemrna, to the brazen meridian, and mark the declination ; then the places will be found as above.

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