Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 62 (Google eBook)

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Leslie Stephen
Macmillan, 1900 - Great Britain
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Page 228 - To the end the body of the commons may be preserved of honest and good men, it was ordered and agreed, that, for the time to come, no man shall be admitted to the freedom of this body politic, but such as are members of some of the churches within the limits of the same.
Page 299 - ... in particular circumstances and times, the loss of a thousand men is rather an advantage to a nation than otherwise, seeing that gallant attempts raise its reputation and make it respectable; whereas the contrary appearances sink the credit of a country, ruin the troops, and create infinite uneasiness and discontent at home.
Page 302 - The officers and men will remember what their country expects from them, and what a determined body of soldiers, inured to war, is capable of doing against five weak French battalions, mingled with a disorderly peasantry. The soldiers must be attentive and obedient to , their officers and resolute in the execution of their duty.
Page 148 - WILSON— THE BIBLE STUDENT'S GUIDE to the more Correct Understanding of the English Translation of the Old Testament, by reference to the original Hebrew. By WILLIAM WILSON, DD, Canon of Winchester, late Fellow of Queen's College, Oxford. Second Edition, carefully revised. 410. cloth. 25*. YONGE (CHARLOTTE M.)— SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES. By CHARLOTTE M. YONGE, Author of "The Heir of Redclyffe.
Page 340 - Well, well, Master Kingston,' quoth he, ' I see the matter against me how it is framed ; but if I had served God as diligently as I have done the king, he would not have given me over in my gray hairs.
Page 301 - I am so far recovered as to do business ; but my constitution is entirely ruined, without the consolation of having done any considerable service to the state ; or without any prospect of it.
Page 249 - ... he gave to the poor, some weekly, some monthly, some quarterly, as he liked, saving his French cap, which he kept the whole year of my being with him.
Page 55 - These two gentlemen, finding the history of nature very imperfect, had agreed between themselves, before their travels beyond sea, to reduce the several tribes of things to a method ; and to give accurate descriptions of the several species, from a strict view of them.
Page 67 - tis Alter'd by the late Earl of Rochester, and Acted at the Theatre-Royal: Together with a Preface concerning the Author and his Writings, By one of his Friends, London, 1685.
Page 71 - Compiled by the Gentlemen of the Inner Temple, and by them presented before Her ^Majestie. Newly revived and polished according to the decorum of these daies. By RW London.

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