Ballance



John, 1839–93, New Zealand statesman, born in Ireland: prime minister 1891–93.
Historical Examples

Ballance, on the other hand, considers cerebellar abscess a more frequent occurrence than temporo-sphenoidal.
A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4) Various

It is profound policy to make them watch one the other, and so keep the Ballance of power in my own hands.
Three Hours after Marriage John Gay

His father was a cowper in Ballance Street; his mother, whom I well remember, was a midwife in the city.
Brief Lives (Vol. 2 of 2) John Aubrey

Mr. Ballance is a merchant of good consideration, and understands the world not from speculation, but practice.
The Tatler, Volume 3 Various

And holdes not God a Ballance in his fist, to reward with favour and revenge with justice?
A History of English Prose Fiction Bayard Tuckerman

Whereas ’tis the property of a good Ballance to turn where the most weight is, though there be some also in the other Scale.
Customs and Fashions in Old New England Alice Morse Earle

He repealed the Ballance land-tax in 1879, and substituted a property-tax.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8 Various

Almost from the first a boy of the name of Ballance, whom Dunn had taken from a charity school, was his book-keeper.
A History of Banks for Savings in Great Britain and Ireland William Lewins

So he gave twenty fyve bars Coban gould for Ballance of all acco., which Mr. Eaton receaved.
Diary of Richard Cocks Vol. I Richard Cocks

Thus having slated the accounts between morality and trade, I shall leave the reader to draw the Ballance.
An History of Birmingham (1783) William Hutton

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John. 1839–93, New Zealand statesman, born in Northern Ireland: prime minister of New Zealand (1891–93)

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