The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge, Volume 6

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George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana
D. Appleton and Company, 1874 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Page 267 - Washington, a department of education, for the purpose of collecting such statistics and facts as shall show the condition and progress of education in the several States and Territories, and of diffusing such information respecting the organization and management of schools and school systems, and methods of teaching, as shall aid the people of the United States in the establishment and maintenance of efficient school systems, and otherwise promote the cause of education throughout the country.
Page 119 - An Epistolary Discourse, proving, from the Scriptures and the first Fathers, that the Soul is a Principle naturally mortal, but immortalized actually by the pleasure of God, to Punishment, or to Reward, by its Union with the Divine Baptismal Spirit. Wherein is proved, that none have the Power of giving this Divine Immortalizing Spirit, since the Apostles, but only the Bishops.
Page 54 - I commit my soul to the mercy of God through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ ; and I exhort my dear children humbly to try to guide themselves by the teaching of the New Testament in its broad spirit, and to put no faith in any man's narrow construction of its letter here or there.
Page 97 - I have experienced. I have begun several times many things, and I have often succeeded at last. I shall sit down now ; but the time will come when you will hear me.
Page 238 - THE words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. VANITY of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.
Page 54 - I conjure my friends on no account to make me the subject of any monument, memorial or testimonial whatever.
Page 107 - That a district of territory, not exceeding ten miles square, to be located as hereafter directed on the river Potomac, at some place between the mouths of the Eastern Branch and Connogochegue, be, and the same is hereby accepted for the permanent seat of the government of the United States.
Page 109 - If any one attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot.
Page 97 - Essay on the Literary Character," Vol. II. chap. xxv. He was himself a complete literary character, a man who really passed his life in his library. Even marriage produced no change in these habits ; he rose to enter the chamber where he lived alone with his books, and at night his lamp was ever lit within the same walls.
Page 226 - DAY, on which the rest depend, is always the First Sunday after the Full Moon which happens upon, or next after the Twenty-first Day of March ; and if the Full Moon happens upon a Sunday, Easter Day is the Sunday after.

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