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In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
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HAND'CR`AFT, n. Work performed by the hands; usually written handicraft.

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HAND'CR`AFT, n. Work performed by the hands; usually written handicraft.

HAND'CRAFT, n. [Sax. handcræft.]

  1. Manual occupation; work performed by the hand. – Addison. Harmer.
  2. A man who obtains his living by manual labor; one skilled in some mechanical art. Dryden.

  1. Same as Handicraft.
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HAND'CR'AFT, noun Work performed by the hands; usually written handicraft.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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SOLU'TION, n. [L. solutio, from solvo, to loosen, melt, dissolve. See Solve.]

1. The act of separating the parts of any body; disruption; breach.

2. The operation or process of dissolving or melting in a fluid; as the solution of sugar or salt. [Note. This word is not used in chimistry or mineralogy for the dissolution or melting of bodies by the heat of fire.] The term solution is appiled to a very extensive class of phenomena. When a solid disappears in a liquid, if the compound exhibits perfect transparency, we have an example of solution. The word is applied both to the act of combination and to the result of the process. Thus common salt disappears in water, that is its solution takes place, and the liquid obtain ed is called a solution of salt in water. Solution is the result of attraction or affinity between. the fluid and the solid. This affinity continues to operate to a certain point, where it is overbalanced bly the cohesion of the solid; it then ceases the fluid issaid to be saturated, the point where the operation ceases is called saturation, and the fluid is called a saturated solution. Solution is a true chimical union. Mixture is a mere mechanicall union of bodies.

3. Resolution; explanation; the act of explaning or removing difficulty or doubt; as the solution of a doubt in casuistry.

4. Release; deliverance; discharge.

5. In algebra and geometry, the answering of a question, or the resolving of a problem proposed.

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