Encyclopędia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature, Volume 4, Part 1

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Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig
A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar, 1797 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
 

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Page 351 - If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them ; Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled, notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body ; what doth it profit ? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Page 358 - And, lastly (which alone would have merited the title that it bears, of the great charter), it protected every individual of the nation in the free enjoyment of his life, his liberty, and his property, unless declared to be forfeited by the judgment of his peers, or the law of the land.
Page 85 - These animals live not only in a kind of orderly society in their retreats in the mountains, but regularly once a year march down to the sea-side in a body of some millions at a time. As they multiply in great numbers, they...
Page 128 - Canute, the greatest and most powerful monarch of his time, sovereign of Denmark and Norway, as well as of England, could not fail of meeting with adulation from his courtiers ; a tribute which is liberally paid even to the meanest and weakest princes.
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Page 360 - English law likewise justifies a woman, killing one who attempts to ravish her (a) : and so too the husband or father may justify killing a man, who attempts a rape upon his wife or daughter : but not if he takes them in adultery by consent, for the one is forcible and felonious, but not the other (6).
Page 128 - ... while the tide was rising ; and as the waters approached, he commanded them to retire, and to obey the voice of him who was lord of the ocean.
Page 327 - ... two distinct tribunals ; the one ordinary, being a court of common law ; the other extraordinary, being a court of equity.
Page 63 - Jews, in the fineft ftrain of poetry, are reprefented as hanging their harps on the willows by the rivers of Babylon, and weeping their exile from their native country. Here Camoens continued fome time, till an opportunity offered to carry him to Goa.
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