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Page 30 - My father was a yeoman and had no lands of his own, only he had a farm of three or four pound by year at the uttermost, and hereupon he tilled so much as kept half a dozen men. He had walk for a hundred sheep, and my mother milked thirty kine.
Page 73 - THE BODY of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and stript of its lettering and gilding) lies here food for worms ; yet the work itself shall not be lost, for it will (as he believed) appear once more in a new and more beautiful edition, corrected and amended by THE AUTHOR.
Page 247 - The History of the early Part of the Reign of James II, with an introductory chapter, which was intended to form a commencement of the history of the revolution of 1688.
Page 81 - Equity, then, in its true and genuine meaning, is the soul and spirit of all law: positive law is construed, and rational law is made, by it. In this, equity is synonymous, to justice; in that, to the true sense and sound interpretation of the rule.
Page 48 - ... the buying of corn or other dead victual, in any market, and selling it again in the same market, or within four miles of the place.
Page 196 - ... is to be laid. According to this they begin to dispose on the plate the larger compartments of the foliage, for which they use plain flat wire, of a larger size, and fill them up with the leaves.
Page 347 - ... present system of physics and astronomy. At the same time he tried to make use of Jupiter's satellites for the calculation of longitudes ; and though he brought nothing to perfection in this branch, he w^as the first who reflected systematically on such a method of fixing geographical longitudes.
Page 335 - In 1650, he published a Pisgah Sight of Palestine and the Confines thereof, with the History of the Old and New Testament acted thereon...
Page 204 - Well, let the pope send him a hat when he will. Mother of God ! he shall wear it on his shoulders, for I will leave him never a head to set it on.
Page 30 - ... rent lying by him, therewith to purchase a new lease, beside a fair garnish of pewter on his cupboard, with so much more in odd...

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