XX Century Cyclopaedia and Atlas: Biography, History, Art, Science and Gazeteer of the World, Volume 2

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Gebbie & Company, 1901


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Page 480 - ... (c.) When both are running free, with the wind on different sides, the vessel which has the wind on the port side shall keep out of the way of the other.
Page 159 - It is difficult to comprehend how men not assisted by revelation could have soared so high and approached so near to the truth. * * * Besides the five great commandments not to kill, not to steal...
Page 480 - If two ships under steam are meeting end on or nearly end on so as to involve risk of collision, the helms of both shall be put to port, so that each may pass on the port side of the other.
Page 119 - that the crown is, by common law and constitutional custom, hereditary; and this in a manner peculiar to itself; but that the right of inheritance may, from time to time, be changed or limited by act of parliament; under which limitations the crown still continues hereditary (2).
Page 119 - The efficient secret of the English Constitution may be described as the close union, the nearly complete fusion, of the executive and legislative powers.
Page 137 - Dating his first call from 1790, he announced himself, in 1793, the apostle of a new religion, "the nephew of the Almighty, and prince of the Hebrews, appointed to lead them to the land of Canaan.
Page 107 - On the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of God, as manifested in the Creation ; illustrating such work by all reasonable arguments, as for instance the variety and formation of God's creatures in the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms ; the effect of digestion, and thereby of conversion ; the construction of the hand of man, and an infinite variety of other arguments; as...
Page 70 - Stainville, in the campaign of 1761, in Germany: After the peace, he entered the navy, and became one of the greatest naval officers in France. He persuaded the inhabitants of St. Malo to...
Page 358 - Hampden began his career of resistance to the king's arbitrary measures by refusing to pay ship-money, the right to levy which, without authority of parliament, he was determined to bring before a court of law. His cause was argued for twelve days in the Court of Exchequer ; and although he lost it by the decision of eight of the judges out of twelve, the discussion of the question produced a very powerful impression on the public mind. It was in Scotland, however, that formal warlike opposition...
Page 120 - Another capacity, in which the king is considered in domestic affairs, is as the fountain of justice and general conservator of the peace of the kingdom. By the fountain of justice, the law does not mean the author or original, but only the distributor. Justice is not derived from the king, as from his free gift; but he is the steward of the public, to dispense it to whom it is due.

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