The Penny Cyclopędia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

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Page 201 - I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea -shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Page 139 - ... there was room for one of ours to anchor. The plan which he intended to pursue, therefore, was to keep entirely on the outer side of the French line, and station his ships, as far as he was able, one on the outer bow and another on the outer quarter of each of the enemy's. Captain Berry, when he comprehended the scope of the design, exclaimed with transport, " If we succeed, what will the world say? " " There is no if in the case...
Page 201 - I beg your pardon for my having hard thoughts of you for it, and for representing that you struck at the root of morality, in a principle you laid down in your Book of Ideas, and designed to pursue in another book, and that I took you for a Hobbist. I beg your pardon, also for saying or thinking that there was a design to sell me an office, or to embroil me. I am your most humble and unfortunate servant, Is. NEWTON.
Page 138 - Koleroon, on the east by the Bay of Bengal, on the south by the Marawar country,' and on the west by Trichinopoly and the Tondiman's country.
Page 140 - Lord Nelson has been commanded to spare Denmark when she no longer resists. The line of defence which covered her shores has struck to the British flag; but if the firing is continued on the part of Denmark, he must set on fire all the prizes that he has taken, without having the power of saving the men who have so nobly defended them. The brave Danes are the brothers, and should never be the enemies of the English.
Page 201 - I am extremely troubled at the embroilment I am in, and have neither ate nor slept well this twelve-month, nor have my former consistency of mind. I never designed to get anything by your interest, nor by King James's favour, but am now sensible that I must withdraw from your acquaintance, and see neither you nor the rest of my friends any more, if I may but leave them quietly. I beg your pardon for saying I would see you again, and rest your most humble and most obedient servant, Is. NEWTON.
Page 251 - ... pomp for which she was remarkable ; and the policy of the early part of her reign, in which she was supported by the high dignitaries both in the Church and State, was to conciliate her Roman Catholic subjects, who, in rank, wealth, and numbers, far exceeded the Nonconformists, The liturgy of Edward VI having been submitted to a committee of divines, and certain alterations...
Page 42 - Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven; but to them it is not given.
Page 129 - CD will not go or attempt to go into parts beyond the seas without leave of our said Court. And in case the said...
Page 97 - The Prince of Orange," said he, " has in every point acted like an old captain, except in venturing his life too much like a young soldier.

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