A General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 2

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Whittaker and Company, 1838
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Page 36 - It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.
Page 18 - He has visited all Europe, — not to survey the sumptuousness of palaces, or the stateliness of temples ; not to make accurate measurements of the remains of ancient grandeur, nor to form a scale of the curiosity of modern art ; not to collect medals, or...
Page 18 - Veritate; if it be for Thy glory, I beseech Thee give me some sign from heaven ; if not, I shall suppress it.
Page 18 - ... to remember the forgotten, to attend to the neglected, to visit the forsaken, and to compare and collate the distresses of all men in all countries. His plan is original ; and it is as full of genius as it is of humanity. It was a voyage of discovery ; a circumnavigation of charity.
Page 18 - ... to dive into the depths of dungeons; to plunge into the infection of hospitals ; to survey the mansions of sorrow and pain ; to take the gauge and dimensions of misery, depression, and contempt ; to remember the forgotten, to attend to the neglected, to visit the forsaken, and to compare and collate the distresses of all men in all countries.
Page 11 - Fables," written professedly for the instruction of the duke of Cumberland, and published with a dedication to that prince in 1726 ¡ but though they were popular, they failed to servo him at court. He thereupon wrote
Page 59 - His object in this instance was to secure a due attention to the rights of the natives ; and he showed himself equally jealous of those of the British inhabitants, by opposing an attempt to supersede the trial by jury.
Page 18 - He composed a general history of England, from the earliest accounts to the death of king Stephen, in 1154, in eight books, which have been published by sir Henry Savilc.
Page 18 - I had no sooner spoken these words but a loud though yet gentle noise came from the heavens, for it was like nothing on earth, which did so comfort and cheer me that I took my petition as granted, and that I had the sign I demanded, whereupon also I resolved to print my book.

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