Lempriere's Universal Biography: Containing a Critical and Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Labours of Eminent Persons, in All Ages and Countries. Together with Selections of Foreign Biography from Watkin's Dictionary, Recently Published, and about Eight Hundred Original Articles of American Biography, Volume 1
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Page 2 - IDE, of the said District, hath deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " Inductive Grammar, designed for beginners. By an Instructer." In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States...
Page 443 - ... there was then nothing of disorder discernible in his mind by any but himself; but he had withdrawn from study, and travelled with no other book than an English Testament, such as children carry to the school: when his friend took it into his hand, out of curiosity to see what companion a Man of Letters had chosen, ' I have but one book,' said Collins,
Page 282 - Mr. Boyle's writings shall I recommend ? All of them. To him we owe the secrets of fire, air, water, animals, vegetables, fossils : so that from his works may be deduced the whole system of natural knowledge.
Page 495 - Propitia," in 1650, in Latin and German. D. 1664. CUNNINGHAM, ALEXANDER, aScotch historical writer; author of a "History of Great Britain, from the Revolution to the Accession of George I.
Page 102 - Cologne, he appeared at Paris, and read public lectures to an applauding audience. On his return to Italy, he became divinity professor to several universities, and at last settled at Naples, where he led an exemplary life of chastity and devotion, and refused the archbishopric of the city, in the most disinterested manner, when offered by Clement IV.
Page 321 - ... thirty-nine. 19. Burke (Edmund) was the son of a respectable attorney, at Carlow, in Ireland, where he was born, 1730. He took his bachelor's degree at Trinity College, Dublin, where, it is said, he was not much distinguished. In 1753, he came to London, and entered at the Middle Temple. With all his powers of elocution, he paid no serious attention to the law, but devoted his time principally to literature and politics. His style and arguments as a writer, soon attracted notice, and his Essay...
Page 268 - Mary found not in him the fond husband she expected : he became unkind and brutal. A confederacy was formed against him by the barons, the queen was liberated from his power, and he escaped to the Orkneys, and afterwards to Denmark, where he died, 1576.
Page 421 - In 1799 he commenced a tour through the north of Europe, a part of Tartary, Circassia, Asia Minor, Greece and Turkey, of which he afterwards published a very copious narrative.
Page 29 - A 4to volume of his works has been published, containing translations of some of the books of the Bible in Latin verse, frequently composed to alleviate his griefs and disarm the terrors of persecution. He also wrote a history of his own times, and various other works, which were never published.
Page 284 - July 8th, at the head of 1400 men, the baggage having been left behind, under the care of Colonel Dunbar, to advance by slower marches. On the next day he moved forward to invest the fort, and, by disregarding the caution of his provincial officers, who warned him against the danger of a surprise in an Indian war, fell into an ambuscade, by which he lost nearly one half of his troops, and received himself a mortal wound.