The Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 21 (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, 1890 - Great Britain
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Page 372 - and awful impressions of the divine conduct in it ; but I rejoice that to me it is given, in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake.
Page 88 - days together. It was lastly acted in Minorca. The fame of it was not confin'd to the Author only ; the Ladies carry'd about with 'em the favourite songs of it in Fans ; and houses were furnish'd with it in Screens. The person who acted Polly, till then obscure, became all at once the favourite of
Page 306 - to Glasgow and Aberdeen, and 15,000. to St. Andrews. The object was to found ' a lectureship or popular chair for promoting, advancing, teaching, and diffusing the study of natural theology, in the widest sense of that term, in other words, the knowledge of God,' and 'of the foundation of ethics.
Page 26 - is gay and grotesque. It is a dish of all sorts, but of all good things. There is no solid meat in it ; there is a want of sentiment in it. Not but that he has sentiment sometimes, and sentiment too very powerful and very pleasing, but it has not its
Page 88 - is now become one of the obstructions to the peace of Europe, the terror of the ministers, the chief author of the " Craftsman," and all the seditious pamphlets which have been published against the government. He has got several turned out their places ; the greatest ornament of the court [ie Lady Queensberry]
Page 23 - I am disappointed by that stroke of death which has eclipsed the gaiety of nations, and impoverished the public stock of harmless pleasure.
Page 88 - and renew'd the next season with equal applauses. It spread into all the great towns of England, was play'd in many places to the 30th and 40th time, at Bath and Bristol 50, &c. It made its progress into Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, where it was performed
Page 257 - stock of erudition which might have puzzled a doctor, and a degree of ignorance of which a schoolboy might have been ashamed.
Page 259 - musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, where the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter . . . the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started into my mind.
Page 200 - a commission, consisting of the speaker, the chancellor of the exchequer, the master of the rolls, the master of the king's household, : the accountant of the court of chancery, and ' the surveyor of the crown lands

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