The General Biographical Dictionary, Band 21

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Seite 9 - ... for thee; Deign on the passing world to turn thine eyes, And pause awhile from letters, to be wise; There mark what ills the scholar's life assail, Toil, envy, want, the patron, and the jail. See nations slowly wise, and meanly just, To buried merit raise the tardy bust. If dreams yet flatter, once again attend, Hear Lydiat's life, and Galileo's end.
Seite 79 - A Scotchman must be a very sturdy moralist, who does not love Scotland better than truth ; he will always love it better than inquiry : and if falsehood flatters his vanity, will not be very diligent to detect it.
Seite 66 - A NEW LITERAL TRANSLATION From the Original Greek, OF ALL THE APOSTOLICAL EPISTLES, WITH A COMMENTARY AND NOTES, Philological, Critical, Explanatory, and Practical.
Seite 24 - ... to the great question. His studies, being honest, ended in conviction. He found that religion was true, and what he had learned he endeavoured to teach (1747), by Observations on the Conversion of St. Paul; a treatise to which infidelity has never been able to fabricate a specious answer.
Seite 28 - Thus he continued giving his dying benediction to all around him. On Monday morning a lucid interval gave some small hopes, but these vanished in the evening; and he continued dying, but with very little uneasiness, till Tuesday morning, August 22, when between seven and eight o'clock he expired, almost without a groan.
Seite 227 - BENEFITS. With an ESSAY ON CHARITY AND CHARITY-SCHOOLS. And A Search into the Nature of Society.
Seite 394 - An Account of the Growth of Popery and arbitrary Government in England...
Seite 453 - Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the late rev. Thomas Baker, BD of St. John's-college, from the papers of Dr. Zachary Grey, with a Catalogue of his MS Collections," Cambridge, 8vo; and in 1790 "A Catalogue of the several pictures in the public library and respective colleges of the university of Cambridge,
Seite 111 - It is impossible, for there is but one in the world; that is in the Grand Signior's library at Constantinople, and is the seventh book on the second shelf on the right hand as you go in.
Seite 195 - I never in my life knew a man that had so tender a heart for his particular friends, or a more general friendship for mankind.

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