Dictionary of dates, and universal reference

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Page 220 - January, are designated by the first seven letters of the alphabet, A, B, C, D, E, F, G ; and the one of these which denotes Sunday is the dominical letter.
Page 317 - And think not slightly of this advertisement ; but retire yourself into your country, where you may expect the event in safety. For though there be no appearance of any stir, yet, I say, they will receive a terrible blow this Parliament, and yet they shall not see who hurts them.
Page 484 - ... thou shalt not go again to fetch it : it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow : that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands.
Page 174 - ... all the earls and barons (says the parliament roll) (/) with one voice answered, that they would not change the laws of England, which had hitherto been used and approved.
Page 153 - God and the ladies (I blush to unite such discordant names), he devoted himself to speak the truth; to maintain the right; to protect the distressed; to practise courtesy...
Page 11 - Modena shortly af;er acceded, and Spain and Genoa before the end of June; in September and October the definitive treaty was concluded and signed by the respective powers. By this peace -the treaties of Westphalia in 1648, of Nimeguen in 1678 and 1679, of Ryswick in 1697; of Utrecht in 1713, of Baden in 1714, of the Triple Alliance in 1717, of the Quadruple Alliance in 1718, and of Vienna in 1738, were renewed and confirmed. 1750...
Page 517 - An Account of a Method of Copying Paintings upon Glass, and of making Profiles by the Agency of Light upon Nitrate of Silver; with Observations by H. Davy.
Page 503 - Jews, instituted in commemoration of their coming out of Egypt; because, the night before their departure, the destroying angel, who put to death the first-born of the Egyptians, passed over...
Page 455 - Answers foreign to the purpose, or with such matter as is not allowable ; and will not answer otherwise : or, 3.
Page 431 - Menage derives the word from irussio, " dismissing;" others from. missa," missing, sending;" because in the mass the prayers of men on earth are sent up to heaven. The general division of masses consists in high and low. The first is that sung by the choristers, and celebrated with the assistance of a deacon and sub-deacon : low masses are those in -which the prayers are barely rehearsed without singing.

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