Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, History, Politics and Biography, Brought Down to the Present Time; Including a Copious Collection of Original Articles in American Biography, Том 5

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Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford
Carey, Lea & Carey, 1831

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Стр. 57 - ... arches, castles, well delineated, regular columns, lofty towers, superb palaces, with balconies and windows, extended alleys of trees, delightful plains, with herds and flocks, armies of men on foot...
Стр. 294 - American affairs as the gentleman alluded to and so injuriously reflected on; one, he was pleased to say, whom all Europe held in high estimation, for his knowledge and wisdom, and ranked with our Boyles and Newtons; who was an honor, not to the English nation only, but to human nature...
Стр. 198 - The History of the early Part of the Reign of James II, with an introductory chapter, which was intended to form a commencement of the history of the revolution of 1688.
Стр. 24 - The expansion of fluids varies considerably ; but, in general, the denser the fluid, the less the expansion; thus water expands more than mercury, and spirits of wine more than water ; and, commonly, the greater the heat, the greater the expansion ; but this is not universal, for there are cases in which expansion is produced, not by an increase, but by a diminution of temperature. Water furnishes us with the most remarkable instance of this kind. Its maximum of density corresponds with...
Стр. 488 - Augustine taught, that the Holy Ghost proceeds from the Father and the Son; and the council of Toledo, in 589, condemned all who believed otherwise.
Стр. 176 - Albanian will tarry 800 or 900 lb. on his back, stooping forward and assisting his steps by a short staff. At Marseilles, four porters commonly carry the immense load of nearly two tons, by means of soft hods passing over their heads, and resting on their shoulders, with the ends of poles, from which the goods are suspended.
Стр. 492 - It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.
Стр. 119 - ... is to be laid. According to this they begin to dispose on the plate the larger compartments of the foliage, for which they use plain flat wire of a larger size, and fill them up with the leaves.
Стр. 13 - ... not evidence in cases between strangers. When the judgment is directly upon the point, it is a bar between the same parties, and their privies, and may be pleaded as an estoppel. And in cases, where it need not be so pleaded, it is, as evidence, conclusive between the same parties and their privies. But it is not evidence of any matter, which came collaterally in question in the suit, nor of any matter incidentally cognizable, nor of any matter of inference from the judgment. There are some exceptions...
Стр. 35 - BC), Fabricius sent word to Pyrrhus^ that his physician offered to poison him for a certain sum of money. " Sooner," said Pyrrhus, " can you turn the sun from its course, than Fabricius from the path of honor.

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