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 : Wherein Their Remarkable Actions Or Sufferings, Their Virtues, Parts, and Learning are Accurately Displayed : with a Catalogue of Their Literary Productions, Volume 9
T. Osborne, J. Whiston and B. White, W. Strahan, T. Payne, W. Owen, and W. Johnston [and 7 others], 1762 - Biography
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Page 346 - That exudative and degenerative diseases of the nervous system, due to syphilis, are most liable to show themselves at the end of the third and the beginning of the fourth decade of life.
Page 412 - Bid him talk to you of the work he is about.* I hope in good earnest, it is a fine one ; and will be in his hands an original.
Page 406 - I'd in pleasure, ease, and plenty live. And as I near approach'd the verge of life, Some kind relation (for I'd have no wife) Should take upon him all my worldly care, Whilst I did for a better state prepare.
Page 360 - Nothing then was to be heard but the shrieks of women, the screams of children, and the cries of men, some calling for their children, others for their parents, others for their husbands, and only distinguishing each other by their voices ; one lamenting his own fate, another that of his family ; some wishing to die from the very fear of dying; some lifting their hands to the gods ; but the greater part imagining that the last and eternal night was come, which was to destroy the gods and the world...
Page 203 - ... at Rome, suspended the inquisition by order of state, and published by sound of trumpet a proclamation to this effect, viz. " That whosoever hath received from Rome any copy of a papal edict, published there, as well against the law of God, as against the honour of this nation, shall immediately bring it to the council of ten upon pain of death.
Page 297 - ... find established by the law of my country, not being able to believe what I myself please, nor to worship God better than by doing as I would be done unto, and observing the laws of my country, and expressing my love and honour to Almighty God by such signs and tokens as are understood to be such by the people with whom I live, God knowing my heart even without any at all.
Page 412 - This flatters his lazinefs, it flatters my judgment, who always thought that (univerfal as his talents are) this is eminently and peculiarly his, above all the writers I know living or dead : I do not except Horace.
Page 297 - As for beggars by trade and election, I give them nothing. As for impotents by the hand of God, the public ought to maintain them. As for those, who have been bred to no calling nor estate, they should be put upon their kindred.