A new geographical, historical, and commercial grammar

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1843 - 80 pages

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Page 438 - Christ : and that there is made a conversion of the whole substance of the bread into the body, and of the whole substance of the wine into the blood ; which conversion the Catholic Church calls Transubstantiation.
Page 208 - Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES ; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown, and that all political connexion between them and the state of Great Britain* is, and ought to be, totally dissolved...
Page 253 - The mind can hardly form an idea more magnificent than such a space supported on each side by ranges of columns, and roofed by the bottoms of those which have been broken off in order to form it; between the angles of which a yellow stalagmitic matter has been exuded, which serves to define the angles precisely, and at the same time vary the colour with a great deal of elegance ; and to render it still more agreeable, the whole is lighted from without...
Page 438 - I acknowledge the holy catholic and apostolical Roman church, the mother and mistress of all churches ; and I promise and swear true obedience to the Roman bishop, the successor of St. Peter, the prince of the apostles, and vicar of Jesus Christ.
Page 164 - The total union of them, we have seen, would be productive of tyranny ; the total disjunction of them, for the present, would in the end produce the same effects, by causing that union against which it seems to provide. The...
Page 82 - If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus.
Page 164 - It hath sovereign and uncontrollable authority in the making, confirming, enlarging, restraining, abrogating, repealing, reviving, and expounding of laws...
Page 165 - This petition (when founded on facts that may be in their nature disputed) is referred to a committee of members, who examine the matter alleged, and accordingly report it to the house ; and then (or otherwise, upon the mere petition) leave is given to bring in the bill. In public matters the bill is brought in upon motion made to the house, without any petition at all. Formerly, all bills were drawn in the form of petitions...
Page 166 - Dieu vous [*185] ionner en santé bone vie et longue ; the prelates, lords, and commons, in this present parliament assembled, in the name of all your other subjects, most humbly thank your majesty, and pray to God to grant you in health and wealth long to live
Page 172 - It acts not only as an ordinary bank, but as a great engine of State. It receives and pays the greater part of the annuities which are due to the creditors of the public ; it circulates exchequer bills, and it advances to Government the annual amount of the land and malt taxes, which are frequently not paid up till some years thereafter.

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