Monk's Contemporaries: Biographic Studies on the English Revolution

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Bohn, 1851 - 195 Seiten
 

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Seite 195 - MANUAL OF THE HISTORY OF THE POLITICAL SYSTEM OF EUROPE AND ITS COLONIES, from its formation at the close of the Fifteenth Century, to its re-establishment upon the Fall of Napoleon, translated from the Fifth German Edition.
Seite 5 - INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF THE BIBLE: containing Proofs of the Authenticity and Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures; a Summary of the History of the Jews ; an Account of the Jewish Sects ; and a brief Statement of the Contents of the several Books of the Old and New Testaments.
Seite 2 - The only small edition which is quite complete. " Perhaps there exists no work, either of instruction or entertainment, in the English language which, has been more generally read, or more deservedly admired, than the Life and Adventures of Robinson Cr uoe.
Seite 3 - Opera), the best farce (the Critic — it is only too good for a farce), and the best Address (Monologue on Garrick), and, to crown all, delivered the very best Oration (the famous Begum Speech) ever conceived or heard in this country.
Seite 190 - SELBY'S COMPLETE BRITISH ORNITHOLOGY. A most magnificent work of the Figures of British Birds, containing exact and faithful representations in their full natural size,¡ of all the known species found in Great Britain, 383 Figures in 228 beautifully coloured Plates.'. 2 vols. elephant folio, elegantly half bound morocco (pub. at 105/.), gilt back and gilt edges, 31/. lu«. 1834' "The grandest work on Ornithology published in this country, the same for British Birds" that Audubon's is for the birds...
Seite 66 - ... he fell from his duty, and all his former friends, and prostituted himself to the vile office of celebrating the infamous acts of those who were in rebellion against the King ; which he did so meanly, that he seemed to all men to have lost his wits when he left his honesty; and so shortly after died miserable and neglected, and deserves to be forgotten.
Seite 2 - Roscoe's genius and erudition, or my gratitude for the amusement and information I have received. I recommend his labours to our country as works of unquestionable genius and uncommon meris. They add the name of Boscoe to the very first rank of English Classical Historians.
Seite 75 - I knew not, very ordinarily apparelled, for it was a plain cloth suit, which seemed to have been made by an ill country tailor : his linen was plain and not very clean, and I remember a speck or two of blood upon his little band, which was not much larger than his collar : his hat was without a hat-band, his stature was of a good size, his sword stuck close to his side, his countenance swollen and reddish, his voice sharp and untunable, and his eloquence full of fervour, for the subjectmatter would...
Seite 118 - When I was about seven years of age, I remember I had at one time eight tutors in several qualities, languages, music, dancing, writing, and needlework; but my genius was quite averse from all but my book, and that I was so eager of, that my mother thinking it prejudiced my health, would moderate me in it; yet this rather animated me than kept me back, and every moment I could steal...
Seite 119 - I entertained myself with elder company, to whom I was very acceptable ; and living in the house with many persons that had a great deal of wit, and very profitable serious discourses being frequent at my father's table and in my mother's drawing-room, I was very attentive to all, and gathered up things that I would utter again to great admiration of many that took my memory and imitation for wit.

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