Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- By twos: in music, employed when two voices or instruments use the same staff, to indicate that the two are to proceed in unison: opposed to divisi.
“Unfettered by the laws of society, with the means at hand of acquiring the few necessaries of life that Nature in this generous part of her domain fails to provide readymade, a Beachcomber of virtuous instinct, and a due perception of the decency of things, may enjoy a happy life.”
“To bee made prisoner by an vnequall and overruling power, after a due resistance, is no disparagement; butt upon a carelesse surprizall or faynt opposition; and you have so good a memorie that you cannot forgett many examples thereof, even of the worthiest commanders in your beloved Plutark.”
“But in these & all others you will find me to retain a due sense of your friendship & to be with sincere esteem, Dr Sir”
“Unpleasant sensations of this kind, very frequently occur during pregnency; they are in most instances occasioned by the blood vessels being too full; but sometimes in delicate, weakly women, they arrise from an opposite cause, such as a want of a due circulation of the blood which induces debility or weakness.”
The Cherokee Physician, or Indian Guide to Health, as Given by Richard Foreman, a Cherokee Doctor; Comprising a Brief View of Anatomy, With General Rules for Preserving Health without the Use of Medicines. The Diseases of the U. States, with Their Symptoms, Causes, and Means of Prevention, are Treated on in a Satisfactory Manner. It Also Contains a Description of a Variety of Herbs and Roots, Many of which are not Explained in Any Other Book, and their Medical Virtues have Hitherto been Unknown to the Whites; To which is Added a Short Dispensatory.
“Varnhagen may be printed I think without offence, since there is need of it: if that will make up your fourth volume to a due size, why not?”
“In 1709 he suffered distraint for tithes; goods to the value of Â£24 10s. being taken for a due of about Â£14, after which the distrainers “brought him still in debt, and wanted more.””
“The critic who really illuminates starts off much as he starts off, but with a due regard for the prejudices and imbecilities of the world.”
“Here then was the time to have put a stop to this persecution against him; — and tried an experiment at least — whether calmness and serenity of mind in your sister, with a due attention, brother Toby, to her evacuations and repletions — and the rest of her non-naturals, might not, in a course of nine months gestation, have set all things to rights. —”
“As soon as I had gotten a little money in my pocket, which as a premium without compact I received from them, I took the first opportunity to return to my friend William Penington the money which he had so kindly furnished me with in my need, at the time of my imprisonment in Bridewell, with a due acknowledgment of my obligation to him for it.”
““The pride of America revolts from the idea; her citizens know for what purposes these emissions were made, and have repeatedly plighted their faith for the redemption of them . . . knowing the value of national character, and impressed with a due sense of the immutable laws of justice and honor, it is impossible that America should think without horror of such an execrable deed.””
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