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Seite 342 - I bear them, so without measure misordered, that I think myself in hell, till time come that I must go to Mr. Elmer, who teacheth me, so gently, so pleasantly, with such fair allurements to learning, that I think all the time nothing, whiles I am with him. And when I am called from him, I fall on weeping, because, whatsoever I do else, but learning, is full of grief, trouble, fear, and whole misliking unto me.
Seite 215 - That young lady had a talent for describing the involvements, and feelings, and characters of ordinary life, which is to me the most wonderful I ever met with. The Big Bow-wow strain I can do myself like any now going ; but the exquisite touch, which renders ordinary commonplace things and characters interesting, from the truth of the description and the sentiment, is denied to me.
Seite 342 - Bishop of London, published an answer to Knox, under the title of An Harbour for Faithful and true Subjects, against the late Blown Blast, concerning the government of Women* And certainly he was a thought more acute, a thought less precipitate and simple, than his adversary.
Seite 192 - At the end of the fifteenth and the beginning of the sixteenth century, society was in a state of excitement.
Seite 344 - Women are of two sorts, some of them are wiser, better learned, discreeter, and more constant, than a number of men ; but another and a worse sort of them, and the most part, are fond, foolish, wanton flibbergibs, tattlers, triflers, wavering, witless, without counsel, feeble, careless, rash, proud, dainty, nice, talebearers...
Seite 363 - The Count of Gabalis : or, the Extravagant Mysteries of the Cabalists, exposed in Five Pleasant Discourses on the Secret Sciences.
Seite 166 - ... and that every marriage or matrimonial contract of any such descendant, without such consent first had and obtained, shall be null and void to all intents and purposes whatsoever.
Seite 345 - of seventy pages, " giving some account of the state of the Public Records from the Conquest to the present time.
Seite 367 - Remarks on the Letters of an American Farmer; or, a detection of the errors of Mr. J. Hector St. John ; pointing out the pernicious tendency of those letters to Great Britain.
Seite 94 - ... and of Barbier may be accounted for by supposing that neither of them had seen the " Nouvelles Recherches" of 1788. (Dictionnaire Universel Historique ; Biographie Universelle ; Voltaire, Correspondance ; Barbier, Dictionnaire des Anonymes, &c. vol. ii. 133, vol. iii. 125, 126; Biographie Lyonnaise, 16.) GB AUDRADUS, who always assumed the appellation of Modicus, was chorepiscopus or rural bishop of Sens, under the Archbishop of Sens, Wenilon, and not a bishop, as stated erroneously by Oudin....

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