Edison's Handy Encyclopædia of General Information and Universal Atlas ...

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Laird & Lee, 1893 - 512 pages
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Page 208 - Reason thus with life,— If I do lose thee, I do lose a thing That none but fools would keep...
Page 155 - They loved, but the story we cannot unfold; They scorned, but the heart of the haughty is cold ; They grieved, but no wail from their slumbers will come; They joyed, but the tongue of their gladness is dumb.
Page 155 - That withers away to let others succeed; So the multitude comes, even those we behold, To repeat every tale that has often been told. For we are the same our...
Page 155 - tis the draught of a breath — From the blossom of health to the paleness of death, From the gilded saloon to the bier and the shroud: — Oh ! why should the spirit of mortal be proud ? WILLIAM KNOX.
Page 203 - And no horse or ass be at his side. Under water men shall walk; Shall ride, shall sleep, shall talk. In the air men shall be seen, In white, in black, in green.
Page 155 - The saint, who enjoyed the communion of Heaven. The sinner, who dared to remain unforgiven. The wise and the foolish, the guilty and just, Have quietly mingled their bones in the dust. So the multitude goes, like the flower or the weed That withers away to let others succeed: So the multitude comes — even those we behold. To repeat every tale that has often been told.
Page 155 - Oh! why should the spirit of mortal be proud? — Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, He passeth from life to his rest in the grave. "The leaves of the oak and the willow shall fade, Be scattered around, and together be laid ; And the young and the old, and the low and the high. Shall moulder to dust, and together shall lie. "The...
Page 110 - Rules to know when the Moveable Feasts and Holy-days begin. EASTER-DAY, on which the rest depend, is always the first Sunday after the full moon which happens upon or next after the twenty-first day of March, and if the full moon happens upon a Sunday, Easter Day is the Sunday after.
Page 218 - Whoever wears clothes trimmed with gold, silver, or bone lace, above two shillings by the yard, shall be presented by the grand jurors, and the selectmen shall tax the offender at 300J.
Page 81 - Richardson, giving the work of the heart in mileage. Presuming that the blood was thrown out of the heart at each pulsation in the proportion of 69 strokes per minute, and at the assumed force of 9 feet, the mileage of the blood through the body might be taken at 207 yards per minute, 7 miles per hour, 168 miles per day, 61,320 miles per year, or 5,150,880 miles in a lifetime of 84 years.

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