The National Cyclopaedia of Useful Knowledge, Volume 3

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Little, Brown & Company, 1853 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Page 805 - This Church was erected in the year 1835, containing 323 sittings, and in consequence of a grant from the incorporated Society for promoting the enlargement, building and repairing of Churches and Chapels , 193 of that number are hereby declared to be free and unappropriated for ever.
Page 293 - No marginal notes at all to be affixed, but only for the explanation of the Hebrew or Greek words, which cannot, without some circumlocution...
Page 315 - That the pretended power of dispensing with laws, or the execution of laws, by regal authority, as it hath been assumed and exercised of late, is illegal.
Page 131 - Commentaries on the Laws of Scotland, and on the Principles of mercantile Jurisprudence, considered in relation to Bankruptcy, Competitions of Creditors, and Imprisonment for Debt.
Page 173 - That levying money for or to the use of the Crown, by pretence of prerogative, without grant of parliament, for longer time or in other manner than the same is or shall be granted, is illegal.
Page 685 - ... is supposed to be greater than the returns, of which every operation eats up a part of the capital employed in it, and which is of such a nature, that, if all other trades resembled it, there would soon be no capital left in the country.
Page 357 - And the arch-bishop has a customary prerogative, when a bishop is consecrated by him, to name a clerk or chaplain of his own to be provided for by such suffragan bishop ; in lieu of which it is now usual for the bishop to make over by deed to the arch-bishop, his executors and assigns, the next presentation of such dignity or benefice in the bishop's disposal within that see, as the arch-bishop himself shall choose; which is therefore called his option " : which options are only binding on the bishop...
Page 399 - He it is, in short, who, first of all institutional writers, has taught jurisprudence to speak the language of the scholar and the gentleman; put a polish upon that rugged science; cleansed her from the dust and cobwebs of the office; and, if he has not enriched her with that precision...
Page 461 - ... rendered him quite powerless, had presence of mind enough to cut with a large knife, which he carried about with him, deep gashes in the neck and throat of his antagonist, thereby killing him, and disengaging himself from his frightful situation. He never afterwards, however, recovered the use of that limb, which had sustained considerable injury from his fangs, and the mere force of his jaws.
Page 411 - God and religion, is that of blasphemy against the Almighty, by denying his being or providence ; or by contumelious reproaches of our Saviour Christ. Whither also may be referred all profane scoffing at the holy scripture, . or exposing it to contempt and ridicule.

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