Encyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge

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Page 337 - The writ upon which all proceedings here are grounded is called a quo minus : in which the plaintiff suggests that he is the king's farmer or debtor, and that the defendant hath done him the injury or damage complained of; quo minus sufficient j existit, by which he is the less able to pay the king his debt \ or rent.
Page 50 - The poet's eye in a fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heav'n to earth, from earth to heav'n; And as imagination bodies forth The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen Turns them to shape, and gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name.
Page 242 - And thus still doing, thus he pass'd along. Duch. Alas ! poor Richard ! where rides he the while ? York. As in a theatre, the eyes of men, After a well-graced actor leaves the stage, Are idly bent on him that enters next, Thinking his prattle to be tedious : Even so, or with much more contempt, men's eyes Did scowl on Richard ; no man cried, God save him...
Page 280 - He may reject what bills, may make what treaties, may coin what money, may create what peers, may pardon what offences, he pleases...
Page 343 - Power also is another of those simple ideas which we receive from sensation and reflection. For, observing in ourselves that we do and can think, and that we can at pleasure move several parts of our bodies which were at rest; the effects also that natural bodies are able to produce in one another occurring every moment to our senses, we both these ways get the idea of power.
Page 220 - Nature thefe cates with fuch a lavifh hand Pours out among them, that our coarfer land Taftes of that bounty ; and does cloth return, Which not for warmth, but ornament, is worn : For the kind fpring, which but falutes us here, Inhabits there, and courts them all the year : Ripe fruits, and...
Page 278 - prerogative' we usually understand that special pre-eminence, which the king hath over and above all other persons, and out of the ordinary course of the common law, in right of his regal dignity. It signifies, in its etymology (from prae and rogo), something that is required or demanded before, or in preference to all others.
Page 230 - Not thinking it is levee-day; And find his honour in a pound, Hemm'd by a triple circle round. Chequer'd with ribbons blue and green, How should I thrust myself between?
Page 123 - ... and flowers, and holding up a wheel in his left, and his coat tied with a long girdle. His standing on the sharp fins of this fish signified to the Saxons that by worshipping him they should pass through all dangers unhurt : by his girdle flying both ways was...
Page 228 - It is not uncommon, I have been frequently told, in the Highlands of Scotland for a mother who has borne twenty children not to have two alive.

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