Epistles


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EPISTLES, civil law. The name given to a species of rescript. Epistles were the answers given by the prince, when magistrates submitted to him a question of law. Vicle Rescripts.

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Notes and short epistles from her aunt, with divers letters from Anna written slyly in the school-room and slipped into her lap, she was already well acquainted with; but of real, genuine letters, stamped by the post-office, rumpled by the mail-bags, consecrated by the steam-boat, this was certainly the first.
Addison, a real gentleman, disowned the defense, and this, with other slights suffered or imagined by Pope's jealous disposition, led to estrangement and soon to the composition of Pope's very clever and telling satire on Addison as 'Atticus,' which Pope did not publish, however, until he included it in his 'Epistle to Dr.
Some of the other poems, especially the autobiographical 'Epistle to Dr.
"The epistle is laconic," said D'Artagnan; "and if there had not been a postscript, probably I should not have understood it; but happily there is a postscript."
But it took all Diana's breezy, newsy, delightful epistle to banish the sting of Ruby's postscript.
He therefore seized the little epistle, and opened it eagerly.
They compose an ardent epistle, a declaration in fact, and they carry the letter upstairs themselves, so as to elucidate whatever might appear not perfectly intelligible in the letter."
Even the prophets wrote book after book and epistle after epistle, yet never once hinted at the existence of a great continent on our side of the water; yet they must have known it was there, I should think.
It is so difficult to become clearly possessed of the contents of almost any letter, in a violent hurry, that I had to read this mysterious epistle again, twice, before its injunction to me to be secret got mechanically into my mind.
This is a long epistle that I am sending you, but the reason is that today I feel in good spirits after dining at Rataziaev's.
In a verse-by-verse theological interpretation of the First and Second epistles to Timothy and Titus, Bray reads the letters as authoritative scripture.
Mr Nathi Mthethwa, the Minister of Arts & Culture, will on April 4, Wednesday, launch the book, JAZZ EPISTLES, THE LIVING HISTORY in partnership with Touch HD.