All the Year Round; A Weekly Journal Volume 6

All the Year Round; A Weekly Journal Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...imprisonment; Barbara, as an accomplice of the second grade, to eight years' imprisonment; Anna Wagner to one year's confinement in the House of Correction; but Margaret and Kunigunde, the two daughters, were declared innocent, and left to their own misery and desolation. The history of this crime is recorded in Hilzig's New Pitaval, and has served as occasion for much German philosophy and reasoning. Moralists and divines have been sadly puzzled where to draw the line between self-defence that is lawful, and self-defence that is criminal: whether a known aggression, planned and to come, may be evaded by the same action as would be recognised and allowed if the strife had really begun. It has also been made a question of the difference lying between public and private tyranny; and whether, what has been admired when directed against a public tyrant, may at any time be admitted when turned against a domestic despot. THE IRON AGE OF AGRICULTURE When the last bull has been handled, the last pony trotted out, the last aldermanic pig compelled to cease snoring, stand up, and show himself--when, in fact, the live-stock department has been examined to the best of the stranger's power--although he may not, perhaps, be able to equal the Australian colonist at Leeds, who thought he had individualised every horned animal in the yard--he will probably turn from nature and art in feeding and breeding to pure art in iron, steel, and wood, and proceed to the long streets of sheds filled with productions of the agricultural engineers; first surveying the outlying machinery at rest or in motion--steam engines and barn machinery, and strange, new, ponderous objects which, too lofty to go under cover, form an outer girdle along a considerable segment of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 610 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,075g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236585259
  • 9781236585257