The penny cyclopædia [ed. by G. Long]., Volume 27

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Page 270 - Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
Page 104 - For his was the singular destiny and merit, of leading the armies of his country successfully through an arduous war, for the establishment of its independence; of conducting its councils through the birth of a Government, new in its forms and principles, until it had settled down into a quiet and orderly train; and of scrupulously obeying the laws through the whole of his career, civil and military, of which the history of the world furnishes no other example.
Page 236 - They went away then, and returned again when I had the painting finished. Reynolds seated himself before the picture. examined it with deep and minute attention for half an hour ; then rising, said to Drummond, West has conquered — he has treated his subject as it ought to be treated — I retract my objections. I foresee that this picture will not only become one of the most popular, but will occasion a revolution in art.
Page 104 - Hence the common remark of his officers, of the advantage he derived from councils of war, where, hearing all suggestions, he selected whatever was best; and certainly no general ever planned his battles more judiciously. But if deranged during the course of the action, if any member of his plan was dislocated by sudden circumstances, he was slow in a re-adjustment. The consequence was that he often failed in the field, and rarely against an enemy in station, as at Boston and New York.
Page 62 - The Divine Legation of Moses demonstrated on the Principles of a Religious Deist, from the Omission of the Doctrine of a Future State of Rewards and Punishments in the Jewish Dispensation ;" which being attacked by several opponents, he published a " Vindication
Page 235 - I have seen them often," he continued, " standing in the very attitude of this Apollo, and pursuing with an intense eye the arrow which they had just discharged from the bow.
Page 140 - We have said that Mr. Watt was the great Improver of the steamengine ; but, in truth, as to all that is admirable in its structure, or vast in its utility, he should rather be described as its Inventor. It was by his inventions that its action was so regulated as to make it capable of being applied to the finest and most delicate manufactures, and its power so increased as to set weight and solidity at defiance. By his admirable...
Page 231 - Be content," said the great John Wesley to his froward wife, "be content to be a private insignificant person, known and loved by God and me. Of what importance is your character to mankind ? If you was buried just now, or if you had never lived, what loss would it be to the cause of God ?" This energetic remonstrance can hardly be said to exhaust the matter.
Page 104 - Although in the circle of his friends, where he might be unreserved with safety, he took a free share in conversation; his colloquial talents were not above mediocrity, possessing neither copiousness of ideas, nor fluency of words.
Page 112 - The right to the use of water rests on clear and settled principles. Prima facie, the proprietor of each bank of a stream is the proprietor of half the land covered by the stream, but there is no property in the water. Every proprietor has an equal right to use the water which flows in the stream ; and consequently no proprietor can have the right to use the water to the prejudice of any other proprietor.

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