The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]., Part 1, Volume 17

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Page 16 - I then did use the person of your father ; The image of his power lay then in me : And in the administration of his law, While I was busy for the commonwealth, Your highness pleased to forget my place.
Page 334 - nation of that complexion, nor even an individual, eminent either in action or speculation. No ingenious manufactures amongst them, no arts, no sciences. On the other hand, the most rude and barbarous of the whites, such as the ancient Germans, the present Tartars, have still something eminent about them, in their valor, form of government, or some other
Page 334 - For contemplation he and valor formed ; For softness she and sweet attractive grace. The cranium is very capacious, the area of the face bears to its area but a proportion of one to four, and projects little or not at all at the lower parts: the intellectual faculties
Page 17 - A person is a thinking intelligent being, that has reason and reflection, and can consider itself as itself, the same thinking thing in different times and places. Locke.
Page 17 - It is hard to personate and act a part long ; for, where truth is not at the bottom, nature will always be endeavouring to return, and will peep out and betray herself one time or other. Tillotson.
Page 46 - If then his providence Out of our evil seek to bring forth good, Our labour must be to pervert that end, And out of good still to
Page 76 - To fifty chosen sylphs, of special note, We trust the important charge, the petticoat ; Oft have we known that sevenfold fence to fail, Though stiff with hoops, and armed with ribs of whale.
Page 166 - Not so the pheasant on his charms presumes, Though he too has a glory in his plumes. He, christian-like, retreats with modest mien To the close copse, or far sequestered green, And shines without desiring to be seen.
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