A Universal Biographical Dictionary Containing the Lives of the Most Celebrated Characters of Every Age and Nation to which is Added, a Dictionary of the Principal Divinities and Heroes of Grecian and Roman Mythology, and a Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Living Characters
Normand White, 1826 - Biography - 444 pages
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Page 305 - soon his heart relented Towards her, his life so late and sole delight, Now at his feet submissive in distress." At the subversion of the monarchy by the death of the king, Milton, whose principles were strongly republican, was taken into the service of the commonwealth, and made Latin secretary to the council of state. In 1651, he published
Page 46 - that he should be fined 40,000/., and remain prisoner in the tower during the king's pleasure : that he should for ever be incapable of any office, place, or employment in the state or commonwealth ; and that he should never sit in parliament, or come within the verge of the court.
Page 233 - Lies the subject of all verse : * Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother. Death ! ere thou hast kill'd another, Fair, and good, and learn'd
Page 2 - proprietor, In the words following, to wit: In conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled,
Page 9 - lamenting to lord Halifax that it had not been celebrated in a manner equal to the subject, desired him to propose it to some better poet. Halifax named Addison ; who, having undertaken
Page 10 - and expostulations had no effect : one experiment, however, remained to be tried. When he found his life near its end, he directed the young lord to be
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Page 196 - the soul, has been the source of every useful establishment in Pennsylvania calculated to promote the progress of science, the mechanical arts, and particularly the improvement of the human understanding. Higher employments, however, at length called him from his country, which he was destined to serve more effectually
Page 28 - should ; you are the breath of our nostrils." Whereupon the king turned, and said to the bishop of Winchester,