Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People, Volume 5

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W. and R. Chambers, 1868 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Page 39 - And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
Page 3 - no action shall be brought whereby to charge any executor or administrator upon any special promise to answer damages out of his own estate ; or whereby to charge the defendant upon any special promise to answer for the debt, default, or miscarriage of another person...
Page 7 - For more than forty years," was his remark to Sir James, — "for more than forty years I have so ruled my life that when death came I might face it without fear.
Page 17 - Matthew then, among the Jews, wrote a gospel in their own language, while Peter and Paul were preaching the gospel at Rome, and founding a church there.
Page 59 - Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force directly proportioned to the mass of the attracting particle, and inversely to the square of the distance between them...
Page 40 - ... step on, leaving at each step a very fine dot ; and when it is found that the last dot either falls short of or overpasses the end of the line, the opening is adjusted accordingly, until perfect accuracy is obtained. Thus, if a line were divided into a thousand parts, and each division were...
Page 6 - December one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six, no irregular marriage contracted in Scotland by declaration, acknowledgment, or ceremony shall be valid, unless one of the parties had at the date thereof his or her usual place of residence there, or had lived in Scotland for twenty-one days next preceding such marriage ; any law, custom, or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.
Page 10 - That no person once delivered by habeas corpus shall be re-committed for the same offence, on penalty of £500.

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