The Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 52 (Google eBook)

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Leslie Stephen
Macmillan, 1897 - Great Britain
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Page 387 - I did not think he ought to be shut up. His infirmities were not noxious to society. He insisted on people praying with him ; and I'd as lief pray with Kit Smart as any one else. Another charge was, that he did not love clean linen : and I have no passion for it.
Page 220 - That though I lived with him and knew him from a child, yet I never knew him other than a man; with such staidness of mind, lovely and familiar gravity as carried grace and reverence above greater years. His talk ever of knowledge, and his very play tending to enrich his mind.
Page 52 - Tables for correcting the apparent Distance of the Moon and a Star from the effects of Refraction and Parallax,' which was published by order of the commissioners of longitude.
Page 88 - Why, sir, Sherry is dull, naturally dull; but it must have taken him a great deal of pains to become what we now see him. Such an excess of stupidity, sir, is not in Nature.
Page 201 - Yes, Sir, I know that Garrick has given away more money than any man in England that I am acquainted with, and that not from ostentatious views. Garrick was very poor when he began life; so when he came to have money, he probably was very unskilful in giving away, and saved when he should not.
Page 345 - Seabury on the other, the articles of which are to serve as a bond of union between the Catholic remainder of the ancient Church of Scotland, and the now rising Church in the United States of America.
Page 314 - Oct. 1766, lost his father at an early age, and was brought up by his uncle, William Singleton, a miniature-painter, who exhibited a few enamel portraits at the Society of Artists and Royal Academy from 1770 to 1790. Singleton showed very early promise as an artist, and in 1780 exhibited at the exhibition of the Society of Artists in Spring Gardens a pen-drawing of ' A Soldier returned to his Family,' being described as 'Master H. Singleton, aged ten years.
Page 200 - Power was seated on her brow, passion emanated from her breast as from a shrine. She was tragedy personified.
Page 151 - Considerations on the Practicability, Policy, and Obligation of communicating to the Natives of India the Knowledge of Christianity. With Observations on the "Prefatory Remarks" to a pamphlet published by Major Scott Waring.
Page 176 - The Consistency of the whole Scheme of Revelation with Itself and with Human Reason.

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