British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge, Volume 9

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Mitchell, Ames, and White, 1821 - Natural history
 

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Page 56 - IF a straight line fall upon two parallel straight lines, it makes the alternate angles equal to one another; and the exterior angle equal to the interior and opposite upon the same side; and likewise the two interior angles upon the same side together equal to two right angles...
Page 56 - Parallel straight lines are such as are in the same plane, and which being produced ever so far both ways, do not meet.
Page 59 - In a free state every man, who is supposed a free agent, ought to be in some measure his own governor ; and therefore a branch at least of the legislative power should reside in the whole body of the people.
Page 60 - Adjournment, which is by themselves, is no more than a continuance of the session from one day to another, or for a fortnight, a month, &c.
Page 61 - A parson, persona ecclesice, is one that hath full possession of all the rights 'of a parochial church. He is called parson, persona, because by his person the church, which is an invisible body, is represented; and he is in himself a body corporate, in order to protect and defend the rights of the church, which he personates, by a perpetual succession.
Page 42 - A god impels the winds. A god pours out the rivers. Grapes are the gift of Bacchus. Ceres presides over the harvest. Orchards are the care of Pomona. Does a shepherd sound his reed on the summit of a mountain, it is Pan who with his pastoral pipe returns the amorous lay. When the...

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