The Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 41 (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, 1895 - Great Britain
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Francis Nixon
Another contributor to the same series of views was ROBERT NIXON (1759-1837), who was curate of Foot's Cray in Kent from 1784 to 1804, and was an honorary

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Page 224 - stately speeches and well-sounding phrases climbing to the height of Seneca his style, and as full of notable morality, which it doth most delightfully teach, and so obtain the very end of poesie
Page 302 - man of an ill cut, very short neck, and his visage and features were most particular. His mouth was the centre of his face, and a compass there would sweep his nose, forehead, and chin within the perimeter. . . . In a word, he was a most consummate
Page 383 - moved for the appointment of a select committee ' to inquire into and report on the means by which the dissolution of the parliament of Ireland was effected ; on the effects of that measure upon Ireland, and on the probable consequences of continuing the legislative union between both countries.
Page 95 - which, by the laws of comedy, folly is often involved in, he sunk into such a mixture of piteous pusillanimity, and a consternation so ruefully ridiculous and inconsolable, that, when he had shook you to a fatigue of laughter, it became a moot point whether you ought not to have pitied him. When he debated any matter by himself, he would shut up
Page 180 - The Moral! Philosophie of Doni: Drawne out of the auncient writers. A worke first compiled in the Indian tongue, and afterwards reduced into diuers other languages: and now lastly Englished out of Italian by Thomas North, brother to the Right
Page 386 - discontent and disaffection among the liege subjects of the queen, and with contriving, ' by means of intimidation and the demonstration of great physical force, to procure and effect changes to be made in the government, laws, and constitution of this realm.
Page 95 - into such a vacant amazementó such a palpable ignorance of what to think of it, that his silent perplexity (which would sometimes hold him several minutes) gave your imagination as full content as
Page 373 - were Mr. Perceval to-morrow to offer me the Repeal of the Union upon the terms of re-enacting the entire penal code, I declare it from my heart, and in the presence of my God, that I would most cheerfully embrace his offer.
Page 284 - The Young Cricketer's Tutor, comprising full directions for playing the elegant and manly game of cricket, with a complete version of its laws and regulations, by John Nyren ; a Player in the celebrated Old Hambledon Club and in the Mary-le-Bone Club. To which is added The Cricketers of my Time, or Recollections of the most famous Old Players.
Page 29 - types, plates, and originals, which were to be firmly imposed upon a cylindrical surface in the same manner as common letter is imposed upon a flat stone.' ' From the mention of " colouring cylinder " and " paper-hangings, floorcloths, cottons, linens, woollens, leather, skin, and every other flexible material" mentioned in the specification, it would appear,

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