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The general biographical dictionary. Revised by A. Chalmers
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ..., Volume 21
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Volledige weergave - 1815
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Pagina 318 - I must do it, as it were in such weight, measure, and number, even so perfectly as God made the world, or else I am so sharply taunted, so cruelly threatened, yea, presently, sometimes with pinches, nips, and bobs, and other ways which I will not name for the...
Pagina 317 - I wist all their sport in the park is but a shadow to that pleasure that I find in Plato. Alas ! good folk, they never felt what true pleasure meant.
Pagina 81 - No man was more foolish when he had not a pen in his hand, or more wise when he had.
Pagina 82 - Whether, indeed, we take him as a poet, — as a comic writer, — or as an historian, he stands in the first class.
Pagina 119 - So that all things considered there have not, since the primitive times of Christianity, been many among the sons of men to whom that glorious character of the Son of God might be better applied, that he went about doing good...
Pagina 60 - A Catalogue of the Bishops of England since the first planting of the Christian Religion in this Island ; together with a brief history of their lives and memorable actions, as near as can be gathered from antiquity.
Pagina 127 - SEPULCHRAL monuments in Great Britain applied to illustrate the history of families, manners, habits, and arts, at the different periods from the Norman Conquest to the seventeenth century.
Pagina 248 - Cornwall ; and his temper and affections so public, that no accident which happened could make any impressions in him ; and his example kept others from taking any thing ill, or at least seeming to do so. In a word, a brighter courage, and a gentler disposition, were never married together to make the most cheerful and innocent conversation.