Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature, Volume 18

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Archibald Constable, 1823
 

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Page 221 - The minds of men were gradually reduced to the same level ; the fire of genius was extinguished, and even the military spirit evaporated.
Page 244 - Burgundians, who never afterwards retreated, may be considered as the fall of the Roman empire in the countries beyond the Alps ; and the barriers, which had so long separated the savage and the civilized nations of the earth, were from that fatal moment levelled with the ground.
Page 35 - ... warren, or liberty; or do any other unlawful act with force and violence; or even do a lawful act, as removing a nuisance, in a violent and tumultuous manner.
Page 35 - In the interpretation of which statute it hath been holden, that all persons, noblemen, and others, except women, clergymen, persons decrepit, and infants under fifteen, are bound to attend the justices in suppressing a riot, upon pain of fine and imprisonment...
Page 331 - A queen dowager is the widow of the king, and, as such, enjoys most of the privileges belonging to her as queen consort. But it is not high treason to conspire her death, or to violate her chastity, for the same reason as was before alleged, because the succession to the crown is not thereby endangered.
Page 285 - Such was Roscommon, not more learn'd than good, With manners generous as his noble blood ; To him the wit of Greece and Rome was known, And every author's merit, but his own.
Page 220 - Roman citizens, who, with the proportion of women and children, must have amounted to about twenty millions of souls. The multitude of subjects of an inferior rank was uncertain and fluctuating. But, after weighing with attention every circumstance which could influence the balance, it seems probable that there existed, in the time of Claudius, about twice as many provincials as there were citizens, of either sex and of every age; and that the slaves were at least equal in number to the free inhabitants...
Page 34 - ... shall think proper to command them by proclamation to disperse, if they contemn his orders and continue together for one hour afterwards, such contempt shall be felony without benefit of clergy.
Page 221 - The name of Poet was almost forgotten; that of Orator was usurped by the sophists. A cloud of critics, of compilers, of commentators, darkened the face of learning, and the decline of genius was soon followed by the corruption of taste.
Page 173 - All the conspirators seconded him with great earnestness ; and Cimber, seeming to sue with still greater submission, took hold of the bottom of his robe, holding him so as to prevent his rising. This was the signal agreed on, Casca, who was behind, stabbed him, though slightly, in the shoulder. Caesar instantly turned round, and with the style of his tablet, wounded him in the arm.

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