Universal Biography: Containing a Copious Account, Critical and Historical, of the Life and Character, Labors and Actions of Eminent Persons, in All Ages and Countries, Conditions and Professions ...

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E. Sargeant, 1810
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Page 12 - An Epistolary Discourse, proving, from the Scriptures and the first Fathers, that the Soul is a Principle naturally mortal, but immortalized actually by the pleasure of God, to Punishment, or to Reward, by its Union with the Divine Baptismal Spirit. Wherein is proved, that none have the Power of giving this Divine Immortalizing Spirit, since the Apostles, but only the Bishops.
Page 4 - Unwin to Weston, Northamptonshire, and afterwards turned his thoughts to a life of Milton, and to a complete edition of his poems, and after he had made some little progress he was introduced to Mr. Hayley, who had been engaged on the same subject, and thus arose an intercourse of friendship which continued to the last period of life. The poet had communicated so much pleasure and instruction to the world by the sweetness of his lines, and the pure precepts of morality and benevolence which every...
Page 40 - ... compass. — As In the latter case, the more favorable the winds, and the greater the diligence and skill In working the ship, the more rapidly will It be speeded on in a wrong course : and so In the former, the greater the struggle for safety, the more speedy the progress to ruin. — Tryon Edwards. There will be mistakes in divinity while men preach, and errors in governments while men govern.
Page 9 - Spain, he urged an audience with the emperor, and was asked who he was, the bold adventurer replied, " I am the man who has given you more provinces than your father left you towns.
Page 8 - I will be happy. Before I sit down, I have one request to make to the house ; that when they come to decide upon my honour, they will not forget their own." The house rejected the motion against him, and resolved that " Lord Clive had rendered great and meritorious services to his country.
Page 2 - Andromache to the actors, with the judgment and correctness of a poet nnd of a man of feeling, paid him the highest compliment, assuring him that he could give him no instructions, "for," added he, "your own heart will tell you more than any lessons of mine can suggest.

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