A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation; Particularly the British and Irish; from the Earliest Accounts of Time to the Present Period, Volume 1
T. Osborne, 1761 - Biography
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary; Containing an Historical and ...
William Beloe,William Tooke,Robert Nares
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Page 469 - Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God : and the LORD do that which seemeth him good.
Page 87 - Who but must laugh if such a man there be ? Who would not weep if Atticus were he?
Page 83 - like a distressed prince who calls in a powerful neighbour to his aid. I was undone by my auxiliary. When I had once called him in, I could not subsist without dependence on him.
Page 22 - em all: Not Caesar's empress would I deign to prove; No, make me mistress to the man I love; If there be yet another name more free, More fond than mistress, make me that to thee!
Page 42 - The object, I could first distinctly view, Was tall straight trees, which on the waters flew; Wings on their sides, instead of leaves, did grow, Which gathered all the breath the winds could blow : And at their roots grew floating palaces, Whose outblowed bellies cut the yielding seas.
Page 294 - Tis neither love nor poesy Can arm, against death's smallest dart, The poet's head or lover's heart; But when their life, in its decline, Touches the' inevitable line, All the world's mortal to them then, And wine is aconite to men; Nay, in death's hand, the grape-stone proves As strong as thunder is in Jove's. VERSES...
Page 51 - ... but this even balance of opinion is not maintained in the pagan epitaph which was placed on his tomb : — ' Hospes, Achillinum tumulo qui quaeris in isto, Falleris, ille suo iunctus Aristoteli Elysium colit, et quas rerum hie discere causas Vix potuit, plenis nunc videt ille oculis : . Tu modo, per campos dum nohilis umbra beatos Errat, die longum perpftuumque vale.'2 Meanwhile, a decree of the Lateran Council; published on 19 Dec.
Page 80 - Britannia's public pofts retire, Nor longer, her ungrateful fons to pleafe, For their advantage facrifice your eafe ; Me into foreign realms my fate conveys, Through nations fruitful of immortal lays, Where the foft feafon and inviting clime Confpire to trouble your repofe with rhime.