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Page 308 - Network: anything reticulated or decussated, at equal distances with interstices between the intersections.
Page 307 - A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by those to whom excise is paid.
Page 371 - One day a great feast was held, and after dinner the representation of Solomon, his temple, and the coming of the queen of Sheba, was made, or, as I may better say, was meant to have been made before their majesties, by device of the earl of Salisbury and others.
Page 48 - Blessed are they who expect nothing for they shall not be disappointed You can send a boy to college but you can't make him think.
Page 371 - Queen which had been bestowed on his garments, such as wine, cream, jelly, beverage, cakes, spices and other good matters. The entertainment and show went forward, and most of the presenters went backward, or fell down, wine did so occupy their upper chambers. Now did appear, in rich dress, Hope...
Page 365 - When a negro is so fortunate as to find a diamond of the weight of an octavo (17^ carats), much ceremony takes place; he is crowned with a wreath of flowers and carried in procession to the administrator, who gives him his freedom, by paying his owner for it.
Page 279 - ... the different places they had been accustomed to visit ; such as the Bay, the Old Head or Man, the Windmill, &c. at Boulogne ; St. Vallery, and other places on the coast of Picardy ; which they afterwards confirmed, when they viewed them through their telescopes.
Page 171 - The after-part of the day is chiefly spent in dancing round a tall pole, which is called a May-pole ; which, being placed in a convenient part of the village, stands there, as it were, consecrated to the goddess of flowers, without the least violation offered it in the whole circle of the year.