A new and general biographical dictionary, Band 1

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Seite 87 - And born to write, converse, and live with ease: Should such a man, too fond to rule alone, Bear, like the Turk, no brother near the throne...
Seite 467 - Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God : and the LORD do that which seemeth him good.
Seite 484 - His person, it is to be confessed, is no small recommendation ; but he is to be highly commended for not losing that advantage, and adding to the propriety of speech, which might pass...
Seite 82 - Inspired repulsed battalions to engage, And taught the doubtful battle where to rage. So when an angel, by divine command, With rising tempests shakes a guilty land (Such as of late o'er pale Britannia passed), Calm and serene he drives the furious blast ; And, pleased the Almighty's orders to perform, Rides in the whirlwind and directs the storm.
Seite 83 - I have only one gentleman, < who will be nameless,' to thank for any frequent assistance to me ; which, indeed, It would have been barbarous in him to have denied to one with whom he has lived in an intimacy from childhood, considering the great ease with which he is able to dispatch the most entertaining pieces of this nature.
Seite 42 - The object, I could first distinctly view, Was tall straight trees, which on the waters flew; Wings on their sides, instead of leaves, did grow, Which gathered all the breath the winds could blow : And at their roots grew floating palaces, Whose outblowed bellies cut the yielding seas.
Seite 83 - like a distressed prince who calls in a powerful neighbour to his aid. I was undone by my auxiliary. When I had once called him in, I could not subsist without dependence on him.
Seite 51 - ... but this even balance of opinion is not maintained in the pagan epitaph which was placed on his tomb : — ' Hospes, Achillinum tumulo qui quaeris in isto, Falleris, ille suo iunctus Aristoteli Elysium colit, et quas rerum hie discere causas Vix potuit, plenis nunc videt ille oculis : . Tu modo, per campos dum nohilis umbra beatos Errat, die longum perpftuumque vale.'2 Meanwhile, a decree of the Lateran Council; published on 19 Dec.
Seite 80 - Britannia's public pofts retire, Nor longer, her ungrateful fons to pleafe, For their advantage facrifice your eafe ; Me into foreign realms my fate conveys, Through nations fruitful of immortal lays, Where the foft feafon and inviting clime Confpire to trouble your repofe with rhime.
Seite 420 - ARUNDEL (THOMAS), archbishop of Canterbury in the reigns of Richard II. Henry IV. and Henry V. was the second son of Robert Fitz-Alan, earl of Arundel and Warren, and brother of Richard earl of Arundel, who was afterwards beheaded.

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