American Edition of the British Encyclopedia; Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge Volume 10

American Edition of the British Encyclopedia; Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge Volume 10

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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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...daughters of England: the eldest son is created Prince of Wales. The cadets are created Dukes or Earls, as the King pleases. And the title of all the children is royal highness: all subjects are to kucel when admitted to kiss their hand, and at table, out of the King's presence, they are served on the knee. It is high treason to violate the eldest daughter unmarried. The Prince of Wales is born Duke of Cornwall, and immediately entitled to all the revenues belonging thereto. He is afterwards created Prince of Wales, by investiture with a cap, coronet, gold verge, and ri ng, and he holds it by patent. The title and principality were first given by Edward I. to his eldest son. While Normandy remained to England, he was styled Duke of Normandy; but since the union his title is Magnx Britannia: Princeps. He is reputed, in law, the same person with the King; to imagine hu death, or violate his wife, is high treason. PRINCIPAL, the chief and most necessary part of a thing. In commerce, principal is the capital of a sum due or lent, so called in opposition to interest. It also denotes the first fund put by partners into a common stock, by which it is distinguished from the calls or accessions aftewards required. Principal point, in perspective, is a point in the perspective plane, upon which a line drawn from the eye perpendicular to the plane falls. It is in the intersection of the horizontal and vertical plane, and called the point of sight, and point of the eye. See Perspective. Principal ray, in perspective, that which passes perpendicularly from the spectator's eye to the perspective plane. See Perspective. PRINOS, in botany, -winter-berry, a genus of the Hexandria Monogynia class and order. Natural order of Dumosx.--Rhamni, Jussieu. Essential...show more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 417g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236531868
  • 9781236531865