Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 144, no. 3, 2000)

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Página 280 - Lord's song in a strange land ? 5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. 6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth ; If I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy. 7 Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem ; Who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.
Página 278 - The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth. 3 . Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.
Página 311 - Weertman is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Página 262 - I hope the fire of liberty, which you mention as spreading itself over Europe, will act upon the inestimable rights of man, as common fire does upon gold; purify without destroying them so that a lover of liberty may find a country in any part of Christendom!
Página 245 - TRANSACTIONS of the Society instituted at London for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, with the Premiums offered in the year 1783.
Página 280 - If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem to my choicest joy', Psalm 137 [:5-6].
Página 280 - BY the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. 2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. 3 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion, 4 How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land?
Página 264 - A proposal for promoting useful knowledge among the British plantations in America,' in which he urged "that one society be formed of virtuosi or ingenious men residing in the several colonies, to be called The American Philosophical Society, who are to maintain a constant correspondence.
Página 256 - ... Ecton, and worshipped in the ancient church around which his rude forefathers slept. In 1762 he returned to America with regret, apparently almost wishing to come back and spend the rest of his days here. For not long after his return he wrote to Mr. Strahan, one of the friends he left behind him : "No friend can wish me more in England than I do myself. But before I go everything I am concerned in must be so settled here as to make another return to America unnecessary ;" and again, " I own...
Página 272 - A child born in the United States in 1900 had a life expectancy of 47 years; one born this year may expect to live to 70.

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