The parliamentary gazetteer of England and Wales.4 vols, Volume 3

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1848
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Page 261 - ... the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man...
Page 261 - Engineer, being the art of directing the great sources of power in Nature for the use and convenience of man, as the means of production and of traffic in states both for external and internal trade, as applied in the construction of roads, bridges, aqueducts, canals, river navigation and docks, for internal intercourse and exchange, and in the construction of ports, harbours, moles, breakwaters and lighthouses, and in the art of navigation by artificial power for the purposes of commerce, and in...
Page 21 - They will here meet with rutts which I actually measured four feet deep, and floating with mud only from a wet summer ; what therefore must it be after a winter...
Page 277 - Offences committed or alleged to have been committed on the High Seas, and other Places within the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty of England...
Page 262 - Sir Stamford Raffles, and other eminent individuals, for the advancement of zoology, and the introduction and exhibition of subjects of the animal kingdom, alive or in a state of preservation.
Page 260 - British empire, a public institution for diffusing the knowledge and facilitating the general introduction of useful mechanical inventions and improvements, and for teaching, by courses of philosophical lectures and experiments, the application of science to the common purposes of life.
Page 261 - ... by the assigning of honorary rewards to works of great literary merit, and to important discoveries in literature ; and by establishing a correspondence with learned men in foreign countries, for the purpose of literary inquiry and information.
Page 206 - Further westward, about two miles, on the banks of the river, was the royal palace (at Westminster), ' an incomparable structure, guarded by a wall and bulwarks.' Between this and the city was a continued suburb, mingled with large and beautiful gardens and orchards belonging to the citizens, who were themselves every where known, and respected, above all others, for their ' civil demeanour, their goodly apparel, their table, and their discourse.
Page 270 - ... out-patients, many of whom were relieved with money, clothes, and other necessaries, to enable them to return to their several habitations.
Page 9 - Durham, having been created a peer by the style and title of Baron Durham, of the city of Durham, and of Lambton castle, in the county of Durham, a new writ for an MP for the county was issued January...

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