Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature, Volume 12

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Archibald Constable, 1823 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
 

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Page 267 - Luther did not hesitate one moment about yielding obedience ; and set out for Worms, attended by the herald who had brought the emperor's letter and safe-conduct. While on his journey, many of his friends, whom the fate of Huss under similar circumstances, and notwithstanding the same security of an imperial safe-conduct, filled with s-olicitude, advised and entreated him not to rush wantonly into the midst of danger.
Page 399 - ... it, of replanting the only true and ancient one professed by Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and all the prophets, by destroying the gross idolatry into which the generality of his countrymen had fallen, and weeding out the corruptions and superstitions which the latter Jews and Christians had, as he thought, introduced into their religion, and reducing it to its original purity, which consisted chiefly in the worship of one only God.
Page 347 - Wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing the Lord is departed from thee, and is become thine enemy?
Page 288 - Christian religion, which might be drawn from the prophecies of the Old Testament, from the necessary connection it has with the whole system of the Jewish religion, from the miracles of Christ, and from the evidence given of his resurrection by all the other apostles, he thought the conversion of St Paul alone, duly considered, was of itself a demonstration sufficient to prove Christianity to be a divine revelation.
Page 144 - But how can these men think the use of reason necessary to discover principles that are supposed innate, when reason (if we may believe them) is nothing else but the faculty of deducing unknown truths from principles or propositions that are already known? That certainly can never be thought innate which we have need of reason to discover; unless, as I have said, we will have all the certain truths that reason ever teaches us, to be innate. We may as well think the use of reason necessary to...
Page 16 - The light was most brilliant on marigolds of an orange or flame colour ; but scarcely visible on pale ones. The flash was frequently seen on the same flower two or three times in quick succession ; but more commonly at intervals of several minutes ; and when several flowers in the same place emitted their light together, it could be observed at a considerable distance. This phenomenon was remarked in the months of July and August at sun-set, and for half an hour, when the atmosphere was clear; but...
Page 407 - These barbarians, they tell us, having passed the lake of Tiberias, which the vanguard of their vast army will drink dry, will come to Jerusalem, and there greatly distress Jesus and his companions; till at his request God will destroy them, and fill the earth with their carcasses, which after some time God will send birds to carry away, at the prayers of Jesus and his followers. Their bows, arrows, and quivers the Moslems will burn for seven years together; and at last God will send a rain to cleanse...
Page 399 - I know no man in all Arabia who can offer his kindred a more excellent thing than I now do you ; I offer you happiness both in this life, and in that which is to come : God Almighty hath commanded me to call you unto him. Who, therefore, among you will be, assistant to me herein, and become my brother and my vicegerent...
Page 273 - ... palaces, navigation, &c. but now sallow, &c. are rejected, and nothing but oak any where regarded ; and yet see the change ; for when our houses were builded of willow, then had we oaken men ; but now that our houses are come to be made of oak, our men are not only become willow, but a great many altogether of straw, which is a sore alteration.
Page 203 - Heidelberg does not surpass them. On first entering the yard, two rise before you, covered at the top with a thatched dome ; between them is a circular turret, including a winding staircase, which brings you to their summits, which are about twenty-four feet in diameter.

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