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Page 41 - To avow, to acknowledge, to confess. Each of these words imports the affirmation of a fact, but in very different circumstances. To avow, supposes the person to glory in it ; to acknowledge, supposes a small degree of faultiness, which the acknowledgment compensates ; to confess, supposes a higher degree of crime. A patriot avows his opposition to a bad minister, and is applauded ; a gentleman acknowledges his mistake, and is forgiven ; a prisoner confesses the crime he is accused of, and is punished.
Page 193 - It is good also not to try experiments in states, except the necessity be urgent, or the utility evident ; and well to beware that it be the reformation that draweth on the change, and not the desire of change that pretendeth the reformation.
Page 108 - The term colony, signifies nothing more than a body of people drawn from the mother country, to inhabit some distant place, or the country itself so inhabited.
Page 27 - That part of the orbit of a planet in which it is at the point remotest from the sun.
Page 86 - A blank paper, a paper to be filled up with such conditions as the person to whom it is sent thinks proper.
Page 154 - Philip found an obstacle to the managing of the Athenians, from the nature of their dispositions ; but the eloquence of Demosthenes was the greatest difficulty in his designs.
Page 42 - The pin which passes through the midst of the wheel, on which the circumvolutions of the wheel are performed.