A New General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 2

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B. Fellowes, 1853
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Pagina 468 - No man ever spoke more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness, in what he uttered. No member of his speech but consisted of his own graces. His hearers could not cough or look aside from him without loss. He commanded where he spoke, and had his judges angry and pleased at his devotion. No man had their affections more in his power. The fear of every man that heard him was lest he should make an end.
Pagina 493 - Mémoires historiques et géographiques sur les pays situés entre la mer Noire et la mer Caspienne...
Pagina 468 - Yet there happened in my time one noble speaker, who was full of gravity in his speaking. His language, where he could spare or pass by a jest, was nobly censorious. No man ever spake more neatly, more pressly, more weightily, or suffered less emptiness, less idleness, in what he uttered. No member of his speech but consisted of his own graces. His hearers could not cough, or look aside from him, without loss. He commanded where he spoke, and had his judges angry and pleased at his devotion.
Pagina 375 - That young lady had a talent for describing the involvements, and feelings, and characters of ordinary life, which is to me the most wonderful I ever met with. The Big Bow-wow strain I can do myself like any now going ; but the exquisite touch, which renders ordinary commonplace things and characters interesting, from the truth of the description and the sentiment, is denied to me.
Pagina 276 - Mémoires pour servir à l'Histoire de la Faculté de Médecine de Montpellier par feu M.
Pagina 258 - Then they did put me on the rack, because I confessed no ladies or gentlewomen to be of my opinion, and thereon they kept me a long time ; and because I lay still, and did not cry, my lord Chancellor and Master Rich took pains to rack me with their own hands, till I was nigh dead.
Pagina 302 - The university approved the contents of this letter, and accordingly created Mr. AtterburyD.D. Our author's work was entitled, "The Rights, Powers, and Privileges of an English Convocation, stated and vindicated, in answer to a late book of Dr.
Pagina 231 - Or plain and perfect way of teaching children to understand, write, and speak the Latin tongue ; but specially purposed for the private bringing up of youth in gentlemen and noblemen's houses ; and commodious also for all such as have forgot the Latin tongue, and would by themselves without a schoolmaster, in...
Pagina 462 - My Lord, I see I must be your homager, and hold land of your gift ; but do you know the manner of doing homage in law ? always it is with a saving of his faith to the King and his other Lords ; and therefore, my Lord (said I), I can be no more yours than I was, and it must be with the ancient savings : and if I grow to be a rich man, you will give me leave to give it back to some of your unrewarded followers.
Pagina 81 - Scriblerus was to have ridiculed all the false tastes in learning, under the character of a man of capacity enough ; that had dipped into every art and science, but injudiciously in each.

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