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 1
T. Osborne, J. Whiston and B. White, W. Strahan, T. Payne, W. Owen, and W. Johnston [and 7 others], 1761 - Biography
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Page 463 - 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 81 - Who but must laugh if such a man there be ? Who would not weep if Atticus were he?
Page 77 - 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 16 - 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 36 - 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 288 - 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 45 - ... 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 74 - 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.