Encyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp, Volym 21

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Sida 57 - All scatter'd in the bottom of the sea. Some lay in dead men's skulls; and, in those holes Where eyes did once inhabit, there were crept (As 'twere in scorn of eyes,) reflecting gems, That woo'd the slimy bottom of the deep, And mock'd the dead bones that lay scatter'd by.
Sida 265 - You must lie in another county, and knit the left garter about the right-legged stocking (let the other garter and stocking alone), and as you rehearse these following verses, at every comma knit a knot — ««This knot I knit, To know the thing I know not yet, That I may see The man that shall my husband be: How he goes, and what he wears, And what he does all days and years.
Sida 193 - Omnipotent to arms. Nine times the space that measures day and night To mortal men, he with his horrid crew Lay vanquished, rolling in the fiery gulf, Confounded, though immortal...
Sida 302 - As water did in stormes, now pitch runs out : As lead, when a fir'd Church becomes one spout. And all our beauty, and our trimme, decayes, Like courts removing, or like ended playes. The fighting place now seamens ragges supply ; And all the tackling is a frippery.
Sida 69 - The strength of his understanding and the originality of his genius appeared at an early age ; his playthings were not the playthings of children, but the tools which men employ; and he appeared to have greater entertainment in seeing the men in the neighbourhood work, and asking them questions, than in any thing else.
Sida 229 - Span!" This gives him time to measure with his hand the distance between the rock and that duck. If the distance is shown to be less than a span (the distance from the end of the thumb to the end of the little finger), the thrower must change places with the guard as if he had been tagged.
Sida 81 - ... be begun in the middle of the back, and continued quite to the top of it, which, according to the height to which it will commonly be...
Sida 306 - Valleys between the Ridges of the Hills, and coming to unite, form little Rivulets or Brooks: Many of...
Sida 425 - The credit and the intereft of the nation depend on the fupport of the public funds — While the annuities, and intereft for money advanced, is there regularly paid, and the principal infured by both prince and people, (a fecurity not to be had in other nations) foreigners will lend us their property, and all Europe be interefted in our welfare ; the paper of the companies will be converted into money and merchandize, and Great Britain can never want cafh to carry her fchemes into execution.
Sida 322 - Hence when anatomists discourse. How like brutes' organs are to ours; They grant, if higher powers think fit, A bear might soon be made a wit; And that for any thing in nature, Pigs might squeak love-odes, dogs bark satire.

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