The Biographical Dictionary of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge--, Volume 4,Numéro 1

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1844
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Page 42 - At the end of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth century...
Page 344 - 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.
Page 344 - 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.
Page 217 - 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.
Page 194 - At the end of the fifteenth and the beginning of the sixteenth century, society was in a state of excitement.
Page 379 - SHOULD old acquaintance be forgot, And never thought upon. The flames of love extinguished, And freely past and gone ? Is thy kind heart now grown so cold In that loving breast of thine, That thou canst never once reflect On old...
Page 369 - A Catalogue of the Manuscripts preserved in the British Museum, hitherto undescribed, consisting of five thousand volumes ; including the collections of Sir Hans Sloane, Bart., the Rev. Thomas Birch, DD, and about five hundred volumes bequeathed, presented, or purchased at various times.
Page 20 - ... of Longinus, an action which would have been approved by Demosthenes. He has a peculiar force in his way, and has many of his audience, who could not be intelligent hearers of his discourse, were there not explanation as well as grace in his action. This art of his is used with the most exact and honest skill. He never attempts your passions until he has convinced your reason.
Page 246 - Milan library ; but the writing, he observes, is that of the end of the sixteenth, or beginning of the seventeenth century; and from the paper having on it
Page 365 - The Count of Gabalis : or, the Extravagant Mysteries of the Cabalists, exposed in Five Pleasant Discourses on the Secret Sciences.

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