The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation: Particulary the British and Irish; from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time, Volume 6 (Livre numérique Google)

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Alexander Chalmers
J. Nichols, 1812
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Page 175 - Boswell a companion, whose acuteness would help my inquiry, and whose gaiety of conversation and civility of manners are sufficient to counteract the inconveniencies of travel, in countries less hospitable than we have passed.
Page 243 - I love the memory of Vinny Bourne. I think him a better Latin poet than Tibullus, Propertius, Ausonius, or any of the writers in his way, except Ovid, and not at all inferior to him. I love him too with a love of partiality, because he was usher of the fifth form at Westminster when I passed through it.
Page 243 - I love him too with a love of partiality, because he was usher of the fifth form at Westminster, when I passed through it. He was so good-natured, and so indolent, that I lost more than I got by him ; for he made me as idle as himself. He was such a sloven...
Page 175 - Think then, of a gentleman of ancient blood, the pride of which was his predominant passion. He was then in his thirty-third year, and had been about four years happily married. His inclination was to be a soldier; but his father, a respectable Judge, had pressed him into the profession of the law. He had travelled a good deal, and seen many varieties of human life. He had thought more than any body supposed, and had a pretty good stock of general learning and knowledge.
Page 302 - ... produce that particular designation of mind, and propensity for some certain science or employment, which is commonly called genius. The true genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction. Sir Joshua Reynolds, the great painter of the present age, had the first fondness for his art excited by the perusal of Richardson's treatise.
Page 380 - Kent, 1735. was bred a surgeon, but devoted much of his time to antiquarian researches, and published, besides other works, an elaborate and valuable " History of Sandwich, with Notices of the other Cinque Ports, and of Richborough.
Page 376 - Bible, which task they went through in nine months, having each from the company of stationers during that time thirty shillings a week. He afterwards assisted sir Henry Saville in publishing the works of St. Chrysostom...
Page 333 - Turks, and the chief sects of Christians, could allege for their several opinions ; that so, though he believed more than he could comprehend, he might not believe more than he could prove, and not owe the steadfastness of his faith to so poor a cause as the ignorance of what might be objected against it.
Page 273 - A Vindication of the Histories of the Old and New Testament, in answer to the Objections of the late Lord Bolingbroke ; in Two Letters to a young Nobleman, 1752, 8vo, reprinted in 1753.
Page 281 - ... of Stationers, to be divided equally between six other printers, compositors or pressmen, as aforesaid, in manner as aforesaid ; and, if my said son...

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