The New Universal Biographical Dictionary, and American Remembrancer of Departed Merit: Containing Complete and Impartial Accounts of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation, But More Particularly of Those who Have Signalized Themselves in America. In Four Volumes. Embellished with a Number of Portraits of the Most Distinguished Characters, Engraved from Original Drawings, Volume 2

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Johnson & Stryker, at the Literary Printing-Office No. 29 Gold-Street, 1801
 

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Pagina 426 - Life is a jest, and all things show it, I thought so once, but now I know it, with what more you may think proper.
Pagina 405 - Society for alleviating the miseries of public prisons ; and the Pennsylvania Society for promoting the abolition of slavery, the relief of free negroes unlawfully held in bondage, and the improvement of the condition of the African race.
Pagina 410 - THE BODY of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and stript of its lettering and gilding) lies here food for worms ; yet the work itself shall not be lost, for it will (as he believed) appear once more in a new and more beautiful edition, corrected and amended by THE AUTHOR.
Pagina 129 - I am lord of the fowl and the brute. 0 solitude! where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face ? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place. 1 am out of humanity's reach, I must finish my journey alone, Never hear the sweet music of speech, I start at the sound of my own.
Pagina 407 - My fine crabtree walking-stick, with a gold head curiously wrought in the form of the cap of liberty, I give to my friend, and the friend of mankind, General Washington. If it were a sceptre, he has merited it and would become it.
Pagina 118 - Sir (addressing himself to the Speaker), I, who rise only to give my opinion on the Bill now depending, am so confounded that I am unable to express the least of what I proposed to say, what must the condition of that man be, who, without any assistance, is pleading for his life, and under apprehension of being deprived of it...
Pagina 263 - I have heard him frequently own with pleasure, that if he had any talent for English prose, it was owing to his having often read the writings of the great archhishop Tillotson.
Pagina 432 - I passed among the harmless peasants of Flanders, and among such of the French as were poor enough to be very merry ; for I ever found them sprightly in proportion to their wants. Whenever I approached a peasant's house towards nightfall, I played one of my most merry tunes, and that procured me not only a lodging, but subsistence for the next day.
Pagina 14 - He was always cool ; and nobody ever observed the least variation in his countenance : he could refuse more gracefully than other people could grant ; and those who went away from him the most dissatisfied, as to the substance of their business, were yet personally charmed with him, and, in some degree, comforted by his manner.
Pagina 83 - Nigna took up the branch of a tree with red berries perfectly fresh. The clouds around the setting sun assumed a new appearance ; the air was more mild and warm, and during the night the wind became unequal and variable.

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