Library of Universal Knowledge: Being a Reprint Entire of the Last (1879) Edinburgh and London Edition of Chambers's Encyclopaedia; A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People. With Very Large Additions Upon Topics of Special Interest to American Readers, Volume 10

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Pagina 209 - The neutral flag covers enemy's goods, with the exception of contraband of war. 3. Neutral goods, with the exception of contraband of war, are not liable to capture under enemy's flag. 4. Blockades, in order to be binding, must be effective — that is to say, maintained by a force sufficient really to prevent access to the coast of the enemy.
Pagina 132 - Kingdom, with this qualification, that he shall not, when within the limits of the foreign state of which he was a subject previously to obtaining his certificate of naturalization, be deemed to be a British subject unless he has ceased to be a subject of that state in pursuance of the laws thereof, or in pursuance of a treaty to that effect.
Pagina 115 - Great efforts had been made, in the debates on the clauses of the law, to procure a more decided recognition by the State of the principle of compulsory education. It was proposed at least to make the payment...
Pagina 14 - When a person of sound memory and discretion unlawfully killeth any reasonable creature in being, and under the king's peace, with malice aforethought, either express or implied.
Pagina 403 - For dinner, five or six ounces of any fish except salmon, any meat except pork, any vegetable except potato, one ounce of dry toast, fruit out of a pudding, any kind of poultry or game, and two or three glasses of good claret, sherry, or Madeira — Champagne, Port and beer forbidden.
Pagina 58 - ... and consecrated to their work with prayer. The players, about 500 in number, are exclusively the villagers, who, though they have no artistic Instruction except from the parish priest, act their parts with no little dramatic power, and a delicate appreciation of character. The New Testament nan-alive is strictly adhered to, the only legendary addition to it being the St Veronica handkerchief.
Pagina 14 - Thus, if one shoots at A and misses him, but kills B, this is murder, because of the previous felonious intent, which the law transfers from one to the other.
Pagina 7 - In the larger towns, the bailiff was allowed to assume the Norman appellation of Mayor. The municipal franchise seems to have been vested in all the resident and trading inhabitants, who shared in the payment of the local taxes, and performance of local duties. Titles to freedom were also recognised on the grounds of birth, apprenticeship, marriage, and sometimes free gift.
Pagina 144 - English plantations without licence from the council of state. In 1651 ' the prohibition was extended also to the mother country: and no goods were suffered to be imported into England, or any of its dependencies, in any other than English bottoms ; or in the ships of that European nation of which the merchandize imported was the genuine growth or manufacture. At the restoration the former provisions were continued, by statute 12 Car. II. cl 8. with this very material improvement, that the master...
Pagina 520 - The hand or foot was bound up and inspected three days afterwards: if the accused had escaped unhurt, he was pronounced innocent; if otherwise, guilty. Under such a judicial system, there were probably few acquittals ; but it is believed that in the severer kinds of ordeal, precautions were sometimes taken by the clergy to protect those whom they wished to clear from suspicion. Queen Emma, mother of Edward the Confessor, when suspected of a criminal intrigue with Alwyn, Bishop of Winchester, is said...

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