Parliamentary Papers, Volume 17

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H.M. Stationery Office, 1871 - Great Britain
 

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Page 305 - Be absolute for death; either death, or life, Shall thereby be the sweeter. Reason thus with life,— If I do lose thee, I do lose a thing That none but fools would keep...
Page xxv - A case of this kind — a fiscal case — form is not amply sufficient; because, as I understand the principle of all fiscal legislation, it is this: If the person sought to be taxed comes within the letter of the law, he must be taxed, however great the hardship may appear to the judicial mind to be. On the other hand, if the Crown, seeking to recover the tax, cannot bring the subject within the letter of the law, the subject is free, however apparently within the spirit of the law the case might...
Page 233 - I got upon my feet, and endeavoured to make on towards the land as fast as I could, before another wave should return and take me up again. But I soon found it was impossible to avoid it ; for I saw the sea come after me as high as a great hill, and as furious as an enemy which I had no means or strength to contend with...
Page 94 - Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council. WHEBEAS, there was this day read at the Board, a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 1st of February, 1869, in the words following, viz.
Page 193 - The opposite angles of any quadrilateral figure inscribed in a circle, are together equal to two right angles.
Page 438 - Of Law there can be no less acknowledged than that her seat is the bosom of God, her voice the harmony of the world : all things in heaven and earth do her homage ; the very least as feeling her care, and the greatest as not exempted from her power...
Page 143 - ... works not inferior to the noblest which Greece has bequeathed to us, have discovered the laws which regulate the motions of the heavenly bodies...
Page 305 - Thy best of rest is sleep, And that thou oft provok'st ; yet grossly fear'st Thy death, which is no more. Thou art not thyself; For thou exist'st on many a thousand grains That issue out of dust : Happy thou art not : For what thou hast not still thou striv'st to get ; And what thou hast, forgett'st : Thou art not certain ; For thy complexion shifts to strange effects, After the moon...
Page 311 - Immediately the mountains huge appear Emergent, and their broad bare backs upheave Into the clouds, their tops ascend the sky. So high as heaved the tumid hills, so low Down sunk a hollow bottom broad and deep, Capacious bed of waters...
Page 429 - If from any point without a circle two straight lines be drawn, one of which cuts the circle, and the other touches it ; the rectangle contained by the whole line which cuts the circle, and the part of it without the circle, is equal to the square of the line which touches it.

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