The Penny Cyclopędia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, Volume 10

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Page 442 - Franchise and liberty are used as synonymous terms, and their definition is a royal privilege or branch of the king's prerogative, subsisting in the hands of a subject.
Page 246 - Know ye this, my lord, that I shall be faithful and true unto you, and faith to you shall bear for the lands which I claim to hold of you, and that I shall lawfully do to you the customs and services which I ought to do, at the terms assigned, so help me God and His saints"; and he shall kiss the book.
Page 246 - ... sit and the tenant shall kneel before him on both his knees, and hold his hands jointly together between the hands of his lord, and shall say thus: I become your man, from this day forward, of life and limb, and of earthly worship, and unto you shall be true and faithful, and bear you faith for the tenements that I claim to hold of you, saving the faith that I owe to our sovereign lord the king; and then the lord, so sitting, shall kiss him.
Page 246 - Homage,' says the Treatise of Tenures, ' is the most honourable service, and most humble service of reverence, that a frank tenant may do to his lord : for when the tenant shall make homage to his lord, he shall be ungirt and his head uncovered, and his lord shall sit and the tenant shall kneel before him on both his knees, and hold his hands jointly together between the hands of his lord, and shall say thus...
Page 234 - Lectures on select subjects in mechanics, hydrostatics, pneumatics and optics ; with the use of the globes ; the art of dialling, and the calculation of the mean times of new and full moons, and eclipses; with plates.
Page 234 - Astronomy explained upon Sir Isaac Newton's principles, and made easy to those who have not studied Mathematics...
Page 396 - Thou all men and women, without any respect to rich or poor, great or small. And as I travelled up and down, I was not to bid people Good morrow or Good evening; neither might I bow or scrape -with my leg to any one; and this made the sects and professions to rage.
Page 296 - An Account of the Rev. John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal, compiled from his own Manuscripts and other authentic Documents, never before published. To which is added, his British Catalogue of Stars, corrected and enlarged.
Page 304 - ... Fine weather is essential to this part of the operation. Soon after this they are collected in larger bundles and placed with the root end on the ground, the bundles being slightly tied near the seed end ; the other end is spread out that the air may have access, and the rain may not damage the flax.
Page 248 - As for the state of society during the actual prevalence of the feudal system, it was without doubt in many respects exceedingly defective and barbarous. But the system, with all its imperfections, still combined the two essential qualities of being both a system of stability and a system of progression. It did not fall to pieces, neither did it stand still. Notwithstanding all its rudeness, it was, what every right system of polity is, at once conservative and productive. And perhaps it is to be...

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