Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature, Band 6,Teil 1

Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig
A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar, 1797

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Seite 298 - And a river went out of Eden to water the garden ; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
Seite 156 - Bishop would admit of any plea ; especially the latter, who had the Abbey lighted, the ground opened, the choir...
Seite 266 - College, in that city, when our ears were stunned with a horrid sound, resembling that of an infinite number of chariots, driven fiercely forward ; the wheels rattling, and the thongs cracking. Soon after this, a most dreadful earthquake ensued; so that the...
Seite 74 - ... will answer at the dreadful day of judgment when the secrets of all hearts shall be disclosed, that if either of you know any impediment, why ye may not be lawfully joined together in Matrimony, ye do now confess it. For be ye well assured, that so many as are coupled together otherwise than God's Word doth allow are not joined together by God; neither is their Matrimony lawful.
Seite 48 - There are many more shining qualities in the mind of man, but there is none so useful as discretion ; it is this indeed which gives a value to all the rest, which sets them at work in their proper times and places, and turns them to the advantage of the person who is possessed of them.
Seite 68 - Being asked how he was able so readily to find the cup that had been thrown in, he replied, that it happened to be flung by the waves into the cavity of a rock, against which he himself was urged in his descent.
Seite 156 - John, and suffer her to take Charles ; but Mr. Dryden was too absolute, and they parted in anger : he took Charles with him, and she was obliged to be content with John. When the fatal day came, the anxiety of the lady's...
Seite 69 - ... their descent ; and to let it out again when they were drawn up full from below. And to a hole in the uppermost part of these barrels, I fixed a leathern trunk or hose well liquored with bees...
Seite 67 - ... but, upon its approach, it was known to be Nicholas, whom they took into their ship. When they asked him whither he was going in so stormy and rough a sea, and at such a distance from land, he...
Seite 250 - ... in the body of this earth, is to consolidate the sediment collected at the bottom of the sea, and to form thereof a mass of permanent land above the level of the ocean, for the purpose of maintaining plants and animals. The power appointed for this purpose is, as on all other...

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