The Biographical Dictionary of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge--, Volume 3, Issue 2

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Page 729 - And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians.
Page 485 - ... distribution of the different members of the apparatus into one co-operative body, in impelling each organ with its appropriate delicacy and speed, and above all, in training human beings to renounce their desultory habits of work, and to identify themselves with the unvarying regularity of the complex automaton.
Page 832 - ... fortunes and their own at the end! of the fifteenth, and the beginning of the sixteenth centuries in all the courts of western Europe.
Page 640 - Vincent's valuable work on the " Periplus of the Erythrean Sea, containing an account of the Navigation of the Ancients from the Sea of Suez to the coast of Zanguebar,
Page 492 - He was impatient of whatever interfered with his favourite pursuits; and the fact is too strikingly characteristic not to be mentioned, that he separated from his wife not many years after their marriage because she, convinced that he would starve his family by scheming when he should have been shaving, broke some of his experimental models of machinery.
Page 621 - Netherlands, and about the end of the sixteenth or the beginning of the seventeenth century was brought thence to England by protestant refugees. Lewis Roberts, in ' The Treasure of Traffic,' published in 1641, makes the earliest mention extant of the manufacture in England.
Page 489 - ... by the decision of the Court of King's Bench, in the case of...
Page 481 - It was no uncommon thing for a weaver to walk three or four miles in a morning, and call on five or six spinners, before he could collect weft to serve him for the remainder of the day ; and when he wished to weave a piece in a shorter time than usual, a new ribbon, or gown, was necessary to quicken the exertions of the spinner.
Page 736 - About this time he wrote a work, entitled " A Discourse: wherein is examined, what is particularly lawfull during the Confusions and Revolutions of Government ; or how farre a man may lawfully conforme to the powers and commands of those who with various successes hold kingdoms divided with civill or forreigne warres, whether it be, 1.
Page 451 - I now told him to come to me at the fort twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening, to teach me other phrases, which I would write down.

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