Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, History, Politics and Biography, a New Ed.; Including a Copius 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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Page 130 - Yea, is he yet so lusty ? Well, let the pope send him a hat when he will, Mother of God, he shall wear it on his shoulders then ; for I will leave him never a head to set it on.
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 5 - Terra : a philosophical discourse of earth, relating to the culture and improvement of it for vegetation, and the propagation of plants, &c.
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.
Page 56 - ... numberless series of pilasters, arches, castles, well delineated, regular columns, lofty towers, superb palaces, with balconies and windows, extended alleys of trees, delightful plains, with herds and flocks, armies of men on foot...
Page 154 - Rep.), which defines what is wreck of the sea, and that " flotsam is when a ship is sunk, or otherwise perished, and the goods float on the sea ; jetsam is when the ship is in danger of being sunk, and to lighten the ship the goods are cast into the sea and afterwards, notwithstanding, the ship...
Page 12 - Generally speaking, verdicts and judgments arc evidence in cases between the parties to the suit and privies ; but they are not evidence in cases between strangers. When the judgment is directly upon the point, it is a bar between the same parties, and their privies, and may be pleaded as an estoppel. And in cases, where it need not be so pleaded, it is, as evidence, conclusive between the same parties and their privies. But it is not evidence of any matter, which came collaterally in question in...
Page 293 - American affairs as the gentleman alluded to, and so injuriously reflected on; one, he was pleased to say, whom all Europe held in high estimation for his knowledge and wisdom, and ranked with our Boyles and Newtons; who was an honor, not to the English nation only, but to human nature...
Page 68 - Switzerland, usually on foot, with his knapsack on his back, residing in the villages and farm-houses, mingiing in the labors and occupations, and partaking of the rude lodging and fare of the peasants and mechanics, and often extending his journey to surrounding countries. In 1790, he went to the university of Tubingen, to complete his studies in civil law, where he still distinguished himself by a spirit of research, and, not satisfied with the public lectures, received private lessons from his...
Page 97 - ... the existence of a Supreme Being, and the immortality of the soul.