General Biography: Or, Lives, Critical and Historical, of the Most Eminent Persons of All Ages, Countries, Conditions, and Professions, Arranged According to Alphabetical Order, Volym 10
G. G. and J. Robinson, 1815
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General Biography: Or Lives, Critical And Historical, Of The Most ..., Volym 10
Obegränsad förhandsgranskning - 1815
General Biography: Or, Lives, Critical and Historical, of the Most ..., Volym 8
William Johnston,John Aikin,Thomas Nicholson
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Sida 64 - Put not your trust in princes, nor in the sons of men, for in them there is no salvation."*** He was soon able, however, to collect his courage; and he prepared himself to suffer the fatal sentence.
Sida 33 - His abilities gave him a haughty confidence, which he disdained to conceal or mollify ; and his impatience of opposition disposed him to treat his adversaries with such contemptuous superiority as made his readers commonly his enemies, and excited against the advocate the wishes of some who favoured the cause. He seems to have adopted the Roman emperor's determination, " oderint dum metuant ; " he used no allurements of gentle language, but wished to compel rather than persuade.
Sida 64 - Whitlocke,** with his usual candor, "never any man acted such a part, on such a theatre, with more wisdom, constancy, and eloquence, with greater reason, judgment, and temper, and with a better grace in all his words and actions, than did this great and excellent person; and he moved the hearts of all his auditors, some few excepted, to remorse and pity.
Sida 77 - Grown all to all, from no one vice exempt; And most contemptible, to shun contempt; His passion still to covet gen'ral praise, His life, to forfeit it a thousand ways; A constant bounty which no friend has made; An angel tongue which no man can persuade; A fool, with more of wit than half mankind...
Sida 31 - The first volume of his chief work was published, in 1738, under the title of the Divine Legation of Moses demonstrated on the Principles of a Religious Deist, from the Omission of the Doctrine of a Future State of Rewards and Punishments in the Jewish Dispensation.
Sida 148 - Had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, He would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Sida 148 - O, father abbot, An old man, broken with the storms of state, Is come to lay his weary bones among ye ; Give him a little earth for charity...
Sida 98 - Thus this brook has conveyed his ashes into Avon, Avon into Severn, Severn into the narrow seas, they into the main ocean; and thus the ashes of Wickliffe are the emblem of his doctrine, which now is dispersed all the world over.
Sida 265 - BRYANT, JACOB. A new system ; or, An analysis of ancient mythology: wherein an attempt is made to divest tradition of fable ; and to reduce the truth to its original purity.