The Universal Preceptor: Being a General Grammar of Arts, Sciences, and Useful Knowledge ...

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J. M'Gowan for Sir R. Phillips, 1820 - Children's encyclopedias and dictionaries - 364 pages

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Page 43 - That the raising or keeping a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless it be with consent of parliament, is against law.
Page 43 - That the freedom of speech and debates or proceedings in parliament ought not to be impeached or questioned in any court or place out of parliament.
Page 95 - twere not absurd To doubt if beams, set out at Nature's birth, Are yet arriv'd at this so foreign world, Though nothing half so rapid as their flight. An eye of awe and wonder let me roll, And roll for ever.
Page 43 - And that for redress of all grievances, and for the amending, strengthening, and preserving of the laws, parliaments ought to be held frequently. And they do claim, demand, and insist upon all and singular the premises, as their undoubted rights and liberties...
Page 267 - Tis still as hard, if we this scheme believe, The cause of light's swift progress to conceive. With thought from prepossession free, reflect On solar rays, as they the sight respect. The beams of light had been in vain display'd, Had not the eye been fit for vision made: In vain the author had the eye prepared "With so much skill, had not the light appear'd.
Page 95 - And roll for ever : who can satiate sight In such a scene ? in such an ocean wide Of deep astonishment? where depth, height, breadth, Are lost in their extremes ; and where, to count The thick-sown glories in this field of fire, Perhaps a seraph's computation fails.
Page 91 - Mercury completes his transient year, Glowing, refulgent, with reflected glare ; Bright Venus occupies a wider way, The early harbinger of night and day ; More distant still our globe terraqueous turns, Nor chills intense, nor fiercely heated burns ; Around her rolls the lunar orb of light, Trailing her silver glories through the night ; On the earth's orbit...

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