Pocket Encyclopedia: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Polite Literature, Volume 4

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Edward Augustus Kendall
Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, 1811 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Page 412 - Among these were reckoned the four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John; the Acts of the Apostles; the Epistles of the apostle Paul...
Page 157 - When the whole is put for a part, or a part for the whole; a genus for a species, or a species for a genus; the singular...
Page 213 - He is likewise to decide the elections of knights of the shire, (subject to the control of the house of commons,) of coroners, and of verderors ; to judge of the qualification of voters, and to return such as he shall determine to be duly elected.
Page 202 - ... A man on a journey far from home falls from his horse ; another, who is perhaps at work about the house sees him bleeding on the ground, commonly with a landscape of the place where the accident befalls him. Another seer, driving...
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Page 384 - God in a manner peculiar to himself; as the mean of spreading divine and saving knowledge to all the world of mankind ; as, under God, the head of all things to his church ; and, as the Lord of life, having power and authority from God to raise the dead, and judge the world at the last day. They suppose that...
Page 299 - It is very probable that the great stratum called the milky way, is that in which the sun is placed, though perhaps not in the very centre of its thickness.

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