The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation, Band 14

Alexander Chalmers
J. Nichols, 1814

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Seite 447 - The first time I was in company with Foote was at Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion of the fellow, I was resolved not to be pleased ; and it is very difficult to please a man against his will. I went on eating my dinner pretty sullenlyj affecting not to mind him.
Seite 310 - Nottingham rose, and, after denouncing the proposed peace as derogatory and mischievous, concluded by moving ' that no peace could be safe or honourable to Great Britain or Europe if Spain and the West Indies were allotted to any branch of the House of Bourbon.
Seite 253 - My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved : and my study shall be in thy statutes.
Seite 101 - God to preserve his Majesty with long life and happy years : he stroked me on the cheek, and said, ' Child, if God pleaseth it shall be so, but both you and I must...
Seite 307 - ... discover and to pursue the true spirit of justice, notwithstanding the embarrassments raised by the narrow and technical notions which then prevailed in the courts of law, and the imperfect ideas of redress which had possessed the courts of equity. The reason and necessities of mankind arising from the great change in property by the extension of trade and the abolition of military tenures, cooperated in establishing his plan, and enabled him in the course of nine years to build a system of jurisprudence...
Seite 327 - When this answer was reported to the king, he said, in a great passion, " Yea, is he yet so lusty ? Well, let the pope send him a hat when he will ; Mother of God, he shall wear it on his shoulders then ; for I will leave him never a head to set it on.
Seite 114 - Essay on the Demoniacs of the New Testament.' His last work appeared in 1783, and was entitled ' The general prevalence of the worship of human spirits in the ancient Heathen nations asserted and proved.
Seite 504 - Vice thus abused, demands a nation's care ; This calls the Church to deprecate our sin, And hurls the thunder of the laws on gin. Let modest Foster, if he will, excel Ten Metropolitans in preaching well...
Seite 113 - A Dissertation on Miracles, designed to shew that they are arguments of a divine interposition, and absolute proofs of the mission, and doctrine of a Prophet,
Seite 122 - With much seeming negligence, and perhaps, in later years, some real relaxation, he understands more, and remembers more, about common and uncommon subjects of literature, than many of those who would be thought to read all the day, and meditate half the night. In quickness of apprehension, and acuteness of discrimination, I have not often seen his equal.

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