The Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 14 (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, 1888 - Great Britain
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Page 431 - Like to the senators of the antique Rome, With the plebeians swarming at their heels, Go forth and fetch their conquering Caesar in : As, by a lower but loving likelihood, Were now the general of our gracious empress, As in good time he may, from Ireland coming, Bringing rebellion broached on his sword, How many would the peaceful city quit, To welcome him ! much more, and much more cause, Did they this Harry.
Page 101 - Sir William would sometimes, when he was pleasant over a glasse of Wine with his most intimate friends eg Sam Butler, author of Hudibras, etc. say, that it seemed to him that he writt with the very spirit that did Shakespeare, and seemed contented enough to be thought his Son.
Page 2 - Ah! Dampier, you would have made them but a poor meal;" for I was as lean as the captain was lusty and fleshy.
Page 103 - But it is high time to strike sail and cast anchor, though I have run but half my course, when at the helm I am threatened with death ; who, though he can visit us but once, seems troublesome ; and even in the innocent may beget such a gravity, as diverts the music of verse.
Page 3 - ... what was worst of all, none of us thought ourselves prepared for another world.
Page 102 - The kinge is pleased to take faith, death, slight, for asseverations, and no oaths, to which I doe humbly submit as my masters judgment; but, under favour, conceive them to be oaths, and enter them here, to declare my opinion and submission.
Page 82 - Therefore my success as a man of science, whatever this may have amounted to, has been determined, as far as I can judge, by complex and diversified mental qualities and conditions. Of these, the most important have been the love of science, unbounded patience in long reflecting over any subject, industry in observing and collecting facts, and a fair share of invention as well as of common sense.
Page 183 - Letters, addressed chiefly to a young gentleman, upon subjects of literature: including a translation of Euclid's section of the canon; and his treatise on harmonic; with an explanation of the Greek musical modes, according to the doctrine of Ptolemy.
Page 3 - The further we went," Dampier wrote, "the more knowledge and experience I should get, which was the main thing that I regarded.
Page 77 - I overwork my brain ; but facts compel me to conclude that my brain was never formed for much thinking. We are resolved to go for two or three months, when I have finished, to Ilkley, or some such place, to see if I can anyhow give my health a good start, for it certainly has been wretched of late, and has incapacitated me for everything.

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