New Memoirs of Literature,: Containing an Account of New Books Printed Both at Home and Abroad, with Dissertations Upon Several Subjects, Miscellaneous Observations &c.. (Google eBook)
Michel de La Roche
William and John Innys, 1725 - Books
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Page 442 - Coming down to the court-gate, he finds a coach, which taking for his own, he whips into it; and the coachman drives off, not doubting but he carries his master.
Page 318 - The Christian Institutes ; or the sincere Word of God. Being a plain and impartial Account of the whole Faith and Duty of a Christian.
Page 24 - Woe unto them ! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
Page 336 - What things, my lord?' quoth I. 'In brief,' said he, ' how the Prince's heart stands to the Church of England, that when God brings him to the crown, we may know what to hope for?
Page 442 - When he is playing at backgammon, he calls for a full glass of wine and water: it is his turn to throw, he has the box in one hand, and his glass in the other; and being extremely dry, and unwilling to lose time, he swallows down both the dice, and at the same time throws his wine into the tables. He writes a letter, and flings the sand into the ink-bottle; he writes a second and mistakes the superscription.
Page 442 - Wig is taken off his Head ; but yet is fo happy as to hear the loud Mirth of the Courtiers, and has ftill fo much good Humour left as to join in Company with them. — Menalcas plays at Backgammon. He calls for a Glafs of Water ; 'tis his Turn to throw ; he has the Box in one Hand and the Glafs in the other ; and being extremely dry, and unwilling to lofe Time, he fwallows down both the Dice and almoft the Box, and at the fame F 4 Time Time throws the Glafs of Water into the Tables.
Page 337 - I know my master's learning is not equal to his father's, yet I know his judgment to be very right; and as for his affection in these particulars, which your Lordships have pointed at, for upholding the doctrine and discipline, and the right estate of the Church, I have more confidence of him than of his father, in whom they say (better than I can) is so much inconstancy in some particular cases.
Page 72 - ... firft Georgick. The world has forgotten his book ; but, fince his attempt has given him a place in literary hiftory, I will preferve a fpecimen of his criticifm, by inferting his remarks on the invocation before the firft Georgick, and of his poetry, by annexing his own verfion.