Encyclopędia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts and sciences, compiled by a society of gentlemen in Scotland [ed. by W. Smellie]. Suppl. to the 3rd. ed., by G. Gleig, Volume 12

Front Cover
0 Reviews
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 233 - A body of nobility is also more peculiarly necessary in our mixed and compounded constitution, in order to support the rights of both the crown and the people, by forming a barrier to withstand the encroachments of both.
Page 269 - I am lawfully called," said he, " to appear in that city, and thither will I go in the name of the Lord, though as many devils as there are tiles on the houses were there combined against me.
Page 290 - Her speech was the melodious voice of Love, Her song the warbling of the vernal grove ; Her eloquence was sweeter than her song, Soft as her heart, and as her...
Page 233 - ... to be precarious. The nobility, therefore, are the pillars, which are reared from among the people, more immediately to support the throne; and, if that falls, they must also be buried under its ruins.
Page 152 - ... as there are a great many other ways by which heat might have been communicated to it. And if we cannot argue from the removal of the antecedent to the removal of the consequent, no more can we from the admission of the consequent to the admis.
Page 72 - The logarithm of the root of a number is found by dividing the logarithm of the number by the index of the root.
Page 327 - These being of different standing and proficiency, he was obliged to divide them into four or five classes, in each of which he employed a full hour every day, from the first of Nov. to the first of June. In the first class he taught the first six books of " Euclid's Elements," plain trigonometry, practical geometry, the elements of fortification, and an introduction to algebra.
Page 14 - ... it, for fome minutes, globules of light as large as the heads of pins. When he prefled thefe globules, they appeared to his touch like a foft and thin pulp ; and fome days after the fea was covered near the coafts with whole banks of thefe little iifh.
Page 191 - The Golden Orb or Globe, put into the king's right hand before he is crowned, and borne in his left, with the sceptre in his right, upon his return into Westminster-hall after he is crowned.
Page 410 - I could walk with, till this soul, like a ray of light, entered into me, and my tongue began to speak, my eye to see, and my foot to walk ; therefore punish it eternally, but deliver me.

Bibliographic information