The Columbian Cyclopedia, Volume 17

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Page 391 - I may therefore conclude, that the passion of laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly...
Page 373 - Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
Page 516 - Its object, to qualify students for personal success and direct usefulness in life. And its purposes, to promote the public welfare by exercising an influence in behalf of humanity and civilization, teaching the blessings of liberty regulated by law, and inculcating love and reverence for the great principles of government as derived from the inalienable rights of man to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Page 260 - Lama who must be present at the moment of death, in order to superintend the proper separation of body and soul, to calm the departed spirit, and to enable him to be reborn in a happy existence. He must determine the auspicious day and hour when, and the auspicious place where, the corpse is to be exposed. The most lucrative part of his business, however, is the masses which he has to perform, until the soul is released from Yama, the infernal judge, and ready to re-enter into its new existence ;...
Page 261 - ... believers fall on their knees, and the Lamas who successfully performed all these frauds join them in announcing the momentous fact. Besides these three classes of the higher clergy — representing the incarnate existences of departed saints, and chosen, therefore, without regard to merit, amongst the children of privileged families — Lamaism possesses a lower clergy, which, having no claim to incarnate holiness, recruits its ranks on the principle of merit and theological proficiency. It...
Page 507 - Scotland; which, he said, were so violent, that he could not concur in the planting the Christian religion itself, in such a manner, much less a form of government.
Page 573 - The voice is so little intercepted in passing through the nostrils (forming m, n, or ng), and through the wide apertures of L, and also of R when not initial in a syllable, that the sound has almost the pure sonorousness of a vowel ; and these elements have received the name of Liquids, to designate their property of syllabically combining with voiceless consonants — seeming to flow into and to be absorbed by them, and losing much of their natural quantity as vocal sounds ; as in lamp, temse, tent,...
Page 573 - R is formed by the quivering of the whole fore-part of the tongue as it is laxly approximated to the palate.] The approximation of the lower to the upper lip, so as to leave a central aperture for the breath, produces, with vocalised breath, the sound of W initial, as in woo. The sound of w resembles that of the vowel oo, but with a more contracted aperture. The same position, with voiceless breath, forms the element represented, for lack of an alphabetic character, by the digraph Wh. The remaining...
Page 198 - To secure to the workers the full enjoyment of the wealth they create; sufficient leisure in which to develop their intellectual, moral, and social faculties; all of the benefits, recreations, and pleasures of association; in a word, to enable them to share in the gains and honors of advancing civilization.

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