Encyclopędia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature, Volume 2, Part 1
Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig
A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar, 1797 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Page 329 - I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart of a King, and of a King of England too...
Page 377 - ... spontaneously; but if a man plants ten of them in his lifetime, which he may do in about an hour, he will as completely fulfil his duty to his own and future generations, as the native of our less temperate climate can do by ploughing in the cold of winter, and reaping in the summer's heat, as often as these seasons return...
Page 91 - ... in a bed of water. In order, however, to be more certain, we sent in a Levantine mariner, who, by the promise of a good reward, ventured, with a flambeau in his hand, into this narrow aperture.
Page 139 - ... being paid in proportion to the little work which he could execute, and paying in his turn for the materials which he might sometimes spoil through awkwardness and inexperience.
Page 141 - ), would have been by the rules of the common law disappropriated, had not a clause in those statutes intervened, to give them to the king in as ample a manner as the abbots, &c. formerly held the same, at the time of their dissolution.
Page 223 - I would call the SAXON architecture. But our Norman works had a very different original. When the Goths had conquered Spain, and the genial warmth of the climate, and the religion of the old inhabitants...
Page 215 - ... and that it is the more permanent, in proportion as it recedes the more from its natural colour. Prepared archil very readily gives out its colour to water, to volatile spirits, and to alcohol ; it is the substance principally made use of for colouring the spirits of thermometers.
Page 50 - An annuity for a long term of years, therefore, though its intrinsic value may be very nearly the same with that of a perpetual annuity, will not find nearly the same number of purchasers. The subscribers to a new loan, who mean generally to...