Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 6 (Google eBook)

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Leslie Stephen
Macmillan, 1886 - Great Britain
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Page 45 - The Family Shakspeare ; in which nothing is added to the Original Text ; but those words and expressions are omitted which cannot with propriety be read aloud.
Page 163 - French tongue he could also manage; the Latin and the Greek he had mastered; but the Hebrew he most of all studied, because, he said, he would see with his own eyes the ancient oracles of God in their native beauty.
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