The Popular Encyclopedia;: pt. 1: Sketch of the progress of physical science [part 1], A-Bankrupt
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Página 301 - Protestant religion contained in the above mentioned confession of faith with the form and purity of worship presently in use within this Church and its Presbyterian Church government and discipline (that is to say) the government of the Church by kirk sessions...
Página 114 - Did I but purpose to embark with thee On the smooth surface of a summer's sea ; While gentle Zephyrs play in prosperous gales And Fortune's favour fills the swelling sails ; But would forsake the ship, and make the shore, When the winds wHistle, and the tempests roar...
Página 137 - ... illustration, which distinguish almost every page. — Fisher Ames left seven children and a wife, to whom he was tenderly attached. In person, he exceeded a little the middle stature, was well-proportioned and perfectly erect. His features and countenance were fine, and his manners easy and affable. Of his delivery as an orator, his biographer states, that he did not systematically study the exterior graces "of speaking, but his attitude was firm, his gesticulation natural and forcible, his...
Página 39 - ... to prosecute and conduct all suits in the supreme court in which the United States shall be concerned, and to give his advice and opinion upon questions of law when required by the president of the United States, or when requested by the heads of any of the departments, touching any matters that may concern their departments, and shall receive such compensation for his services as shall by law be provided.
Página 214 - Long apprenticeships are altogether unnecessary. The arts, which are much superior to common trades, such as those of .making clocks and watches, contain no such mystery as to require a long course of instruction. The first invention of such beautiful machines, indeed, and even that of some of the instruments employed in making them, must no doubt have been the work of deep thought and long time, and may justly be considered as among the happiest efforts of human ingenuity.
Página 87 - A. charged him with the act, but postponed a public accusation till he had set sail, when they stirred up the people against him to such a degree, that he was recalled, in order to be tried.
Página 6 - The eye misses the perpendicular ray, but meets an oblique one, and thence receives the impression of the light in the direction which results from this compound motion ; namely, in the diagonal of a parallelogram, the sides of which represent the real motion of light. The spectator sees the star in its true place only when he is approaching it or receding from it in a straight line. When moving in any other direction, the star appears a little in advance of its true position...
Página 227 - Arbuthnot was a man of great comprehension, skilful in his profession, versed in the sciences, acquainted with ancient literature, and able to animate his mass of knowledge by a bright and active imagination ; a scholar with great brilliancy of wit ; a wit, who, in the crowd of life, retained and discovered a noble ardour of religious zeal.
Página 304 - On this account, they have another commission, of general gaol delivery, which empowers them to try and deliver every prisoner, who shall be in gaol when the judges arrive at the circuit town, whenever or before whomsoever indicted, or for whatever crime committed.