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, Volume 5
Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford
Carey, Lea & Carey, 1831 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Page 491 - It was at Rome, on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter 1, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.
Page 197 - 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.
Page 293 - I have gained any point, in either country, except that of rendering myself suspected by my impartiality ; in England, of being too much an American, and in America, of being too much an Englishman.
Page 130 - When this answer was brought, the king said in a great passion, " Yea, is he yet so lusty ? Well, let the pope send him a hat when he will, Mother of God, he shall wear it on his shoulders then ; for I will leave him never a head to set it on.
Page 18 - It is called the exchequer saccharium, from the checked cloth, resembling a chess board, which covers the table there, and on which, when certain of the king's accounts are made up, the sums are marked and scored with counters. It consists of two divisions ; the receipt...
Page 253 - ... l'héritage de leurs successeurs; mais ils le durent originairement au consentement libre des sujets. Leur naissance seule les mit ensuite en possession du trône ; mais ce furent les suffrages publics qui attachèrent d'abord ce droit et cette prérogative à leur naissance. En un mot, comme la première source de leur autorité vient de nous , les rois n'en doivent faire usage que pour nous...
Page 127 - ... ship, all hands descend by the stern, into a launch fitted out for the purpose, with high gunwales and a pair of small swivels; and, at the moment of contact, the train is fired by the Captain, and every hatch being thrown off, the flames burst forth, at the same instant, from stem to stern; and ascending by the tarred ropes and sails, soon communicate with the rigging of the enemy's vessel, who have never yet, in one instance, been able to extricate themselves. In fact, such is the terror with...
Page 441 - It contains several clusters of islands, and branches off into a great number of canals, most of which were examined by Captain Vancouver and his officers.