The General biographical dictionary, Volume 6 (Google eBook)

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Alexander Chalmers
Printed for J. Nichols, 1812 - Biography
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Page 188 - Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder and cast away their cords from us.
Page 83 - Booth's peculiar felicity to be heard and seen the same whether as the pleased, the grieved, the pitying, the reproachful, or the angry. One would...
Page 243 - I love him too with a love of partiality, because he was usher of the fifth form at Westminster, when I passed through it. He was so good-natured, and so indolent, that I lost more than I got by him ; for he made me as idle as himself. He was such a sloven...
Page 175 - He had thought more than any body supposed, and had a pretty good stock of general learning and knowledge. He had all Dr. Johnson's principles, with some degree of relaxation. He had rather too little, than too much prudence...
Page 243 - I love the memory of Vinny Bourne. I think him a better Latin poet than Tibullus, Propertius, Ausonius, or any of the writers in his way, except Ovid, and not at all s.
Page 380 - Kent, 1735. was bred a surgeon, but devoted much of his time to antiquarian researches, and published, besides other works, an elaborate and valuable " History of Sandwich, with Notices of the other Cinque Ports, and of Richborough.
Page 339 - Atalantis ; and in this country he would introduce an observing native, that, upon his return home from his travels made in Europe, should give an account of our countries and manners under feigned names ; and frequently intimate in his relations, or in his answers to questions that should be made him, the reasons of his wondering to find our customs so extravagant, and differing from those of his own country.
Page 339 - You put me in mind of ( a fancy of your friend Mr. Boyle, who was saying, that he had thoughts of making a short romantic story, where the scene should be laid in some island of the southern ocean, governed by some such rational laws and customs as those of the Utopia or the New Atalantis.
Page 308 - You will excuse, my dear Sir, I am sure, some warmth in an old man on this subject, when I inform you that this unhappy Revolution has cut up by the roots that revenue from the Continent which enabled me to undertake such considerable works in this country. At the same time, as I am laying my case fairly before you, it should not be disguised, that my natural enthusiasm for promoting the Fine Arts (perhaps buoyed up by success) made me improvident. For, had I...
Page 376 - He performed not only his own, but also the part assigned to another, with great reputation ; though with no profit, for he had no allowance but his commons. He was also one of the six who met at Stationers...

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