The National Cyclopaedia of Useful Knowledge, Volumes 9-10

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Little, Brown & Company, 1853 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Page 843 - Piscium," had exhausted the Society's finances to such an extent that the salaries even of its officers were in arrears. Accordingly, at the council meeting of June 2, it was ordered that "Mr. Newton's book be printed, and that Mr. Halley undertake the business of looking after it, and printing it at his own charge, which he engaged to do.
Page 289 - ... the squares of the periodic times are as the cubes of the distances from the common centre, the centripetal forces will be inversely as the squares of the distances.
Page 339 - Every man who has a share of the profits of a trade ought also to bear his share of the loss.
Page 487 - The King willeth that right be done according to the laws and customs of the realm ; and that the statutes be put in due execution, that his subjects may have no cause to complain of any wrong or oppressions, contrary to their just rights and liberties, to the preservation whereof he holds himself as well obliged as of his prerogative.
Page 647 - That it was aquatic, is evident from the form of its paddles ; that it was marine, is almost equally so, from the remains with which it is universally associated; that it may have occasionally Visited the shore, the resemblance of its extremities to those of the turtle may lead us to conjecture. Its motion, however, must have been very awkward on land; Us long neck must have impeded its progress through the water ; presenting a striking contrast to the organisation which so admirably fits the Ichthyosaurus...
Page 843 - Mr. Halley was desired to put Mr. Newton in mind of his promise for the securing his invention to himself till such time as he could be at leisure to publish it. Mr. Paget was desired to join with Mr. Halley.
Page 487 - Majesty, that no man hereafter be compelled to make or yield any gift, loan, benevolence, tax, or such like charge, without common consent by act of Parliament...
Page 497 - By the general law, and of common, right, all the pews in a parish church are the common property of the parish : they are for the use, in common, of the parishioners, who are all entitled to be seated, orderly, and conveniently, so as best to provide for the accommodation of all.
Page 647 - ... swan, and occasionally darting it down at the fish which happened to float within its reach ? It may perhaps have lurked in shoal water along the coast, concealed among the sea-weed, and raising its nostrils to a level with the surface from a considerable depth, may have found a secure retreat from the assaults of dangerous enemies...
Page 127 - ... weight, or else by walking barefoot and blindfold over nine red-hot ploughshares laid lengthwise at unequal distances; and if the...

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