Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 8 (Google eBook)

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Sir Leslie Stephen, Sir Sidney Lee
Smith, Elder & Company, 1908 - Great Britain
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Page 199 - Scotland, of which he was president at the time of his death. He was also member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and of the Iron and Steel Institute.
Page 89 - I suppose you desire to know my present situation. As there is nothing in it at which I should blush, or which mankind could censure, I see no reason for making it a secret. In short, by a very little practice as a, physician, and a very little reputation as a poet, I make a shift to live.
Page 422 - We have offered you our measure — you will reject it ; we deprecate yours— you will persevere. Having no hopes left to persuade or dissuade, and having discharged our duty, we shall trouble you no more, and, AFTER THIS DAY, SHALL NOT ATTEND THE HOUSE OF COMMONS I— Debates, vol.
Page 94 - GOLDSMITH (Oliver) The Vicar of Wakefield: a tale, supposed to be written by himself.
Page 424 - The Speeches of the Right Honourable Henry Grattan in the Irish and in the Imperial Parliament, edited by his son,
Page 351 - Derriana; consisting of a History of the Siege of Londonderry, and Defence of Enniskillen, in 1688 and 1689 ; with Historical Poetry and Biographical Notes, &c.
Page 344 - Ploughlands,1 we pursued two fellows a great way through the mosses, and in end seized them. They had no arms about them, and denied they had any. But, being asked if they would take the abjuration, the eldest of the two, called John Brown, refused it ; nor would he swear not to rise in arms against the King, but said he knew no King.
Page 94 - The Roman History, from the Foundation of the City of Rome to the Destruction of the Western Empire.
Page 57 - A Catalogue of the Bishops of England since the first planting of Christian Religion in this Island; together with a brief History of their Lives and Memorable Actions, so near as can be gathered out of Antiquity,' London, 1601, 4to,m black letter, dedicated to Thomas Sackville, lord Buckhurst, lord high treasurer, to whom he was chaplain.
Page 17 - That the hostile impression was not confined to the courtier, is proved by Butler's immortalising their names in the following couplet : — " Did not the learned Glynne and Maynard To make good subjects traitors strain hard...

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