Library of Universal Knowledge: A Reprint of the Last (1880) Edinburgh and London Edition of Chambers' Encyclopaedia, with Copious Additions by American Editors, Volume 4

Front Cover
American Book Exchange, 1880 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Selected pages

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 132 - We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of all things, visible and invisible: And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, begotten of the Father, only begotten, that is, of the substance of the Father; God of God; Light of light; very God of very God; begotten, not made; being of one substance with the Father, By whom all things were made...
Page 428 - Pitt on the 7th instant, for the appointment of a committee of the House of Commons, to inquire into the state of the...
Page 295 - A contract of two or more competent persons, to place their money, effects, labor and skill, or some or all of them, in lawful commerce or business, and to divide the profit and bear the loss in certain proportions.
Page 204 - Courts of Common Pleas, Courts of Probate, justices of the peace, and such other courts inferior to the Supreme Court, as the General Assembly may, from time to time, establish.
Page 176 - ... created by this compact, was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself, since that would have made its discretion, and not the constitution, the measure of its powers ; but that, as in all other cases of compact among parties having no common judge, each party has an equal right to judge for itself, as well of infractions as of the mode and measure of redress.
Page 296 - As between the partners and the outside world (whatever may be their private arrangements between themselves), each partner is the unlimited agent of every other in every matter connected with the partnership business, or which he represents as partnership business, and not being in its nature beyond the scope of the partnership.
Page 403 - It is ordered that notice be given that Richard Fairbanks, his house in Boston, is the place appointed for all letters which are brought from beyond the seas, or are to be sent thither to be left with him ; and he is to take care that they are to be delivered or sent according to the directions ; and he is allowed for every letter a penny, and must answer all miscarriages through his own neglect in this kind.
Page 417 - This arrangement was continued till the war of 1776. During all the struggle of the United States for independence the Presbyterians stood as one man for the defense of the civil and religious liberty of the country. John Witherspoon...
Page 132 - Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made, both things in heaven and things...
Page 444 - ... awkward attempts to extricate themselves when oppressed by the light of the sun, exhibit a ludicrous spectacle. In consequence of the sharpness of their claws, their attachment is so strong, that they cannot readily leave their hold without the assistance of the expanded membrane: and if suddenly killed in the natural attitude during the day, they continue suspended after death.

Bibliographic information