Emblements, a term applied to the growing crops of land, produced annually by the labor of the cultivator. By the common law, if the estate of a tenant for life or at will is terminated unexpectedly without his volition or default, the emblements belong to such tenant or his representatives; but if terminated by the act of the tenant himself, or if a tenant for years sows crops which do not mature within the life of the lease, the emblements pass with the land to the landlord; for the law does not relieve a man from the consequences of his own voluntary act.


Embracery, an attempt to influence a juror by any unlawful consideration, as by private influence or by bribery. This was a criminal offence at common law, and the punishment has been prescribed by different statutes in England and the United States. The offence consists in the attempt, and it is not necessary that it should be successful.

Emerald Hill

Emerald Hill, a municipal town of Victoria, Australia, 1 1/2 m. S. of Melbourne; pop. in 1871, 17,121. It has a mechanics' institute with a library of 2,350 volumes, several public buildings, and a weekly newspaper. It was one of the earliest municipalities of the colony, being proclaimed in May, 1855.


Emis, a parliamentary and municipal borough and market town of Ireland, capital of the county Clare, on the river Fergus, 20 m. N. W. of Limerick; pop. in 1871, 6,101. The town is irregularly built, and the ruins of an ancient Franciscan abbey, founded in 1240, form its only noticeable architectural feature. It has three bridges across the Fergus, manufactories of linen and flannel, a valuable limestone quarry, large flour mills, and considerable trade in agricultural produce. The Roman Catholic chapel of Ennis is considered the cathedral of the diocese of Killaloe. On the site of the old court house there is a monument to O'Connell with a colossal statue by Cahill. Near the town is a county lunatic asylum.

Emil Du Bois-Reymond

Emil Du Bois-Reymond,, a German physiologist, born in Berlin, Nov. 7, 1818. He studied under Johannes Muller, succeeded him in 1858 as professor of physiology in the university of Berlin, and became in 18G7 perpetual secretary of the academy. He stands at the head of the German physiologists and of the school of positive science, and counts many distinguished savants among his followers. He is an especial authority on animal electricity. His principal work is Untersuchimgen uber thierische Elektricitat (2 vols., Berlin, 1848-'60). His Gedachtnissrede auf Johannes Midler (1860) contains an interesting summary of the recent progress in anatomy and physiology. Among his other works is Voltaire in seiner Bezichung zur Naturwissenchaft (1863).

Emil Rodiger

Emil Rodiger, a German orientalist, born at Sangerhausen, Thuringia, Oct. 13, 1801, died in Berlin, June 15, 1874. He studied theology in Halle, and taught there for many years, becoming in 1835 professor of oriental languages. In 1860 he was called to Berlin, where he remained until his death. His publications include Syrische Chrestomathie (1838), Him-jaritische Schriftmonumente (1841), and the continuation of Gesenius's Thesaurus Linguoe Hebraicoe (1853). After the death of Gesenius Rödiger edited his Hebrew grammar, from the 13th to the 21st edition (1874).