General Biography: Or, Lives, Critical and Historical, of the Most Eminent Persons of All Ages, Countries, Conditions, and Professions, Arranged According to Alphabetical Order, Volume 2

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G. G. and J. Robinson, 1801 - Biography
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Page 367 - Though fraught with all learning, yet straining his throat To persuade Tommy Townshend* to lend him a vote ; Who, too deep for his hearers, still went on refining, And thought of convincing, while they thought of dining. Though equal to all things, for all things unfit : Too nice for a statesman, too proud for a wit ; For a patriot too cool ; for a drudge disobedient ; And too fond of the right to pursue the expedient. In short, 'twas his fate, unemploy'd, or in place, sir — To eat mutton cold,...
Page 130 - A Proposal for the Better Supplying of Churches in our Foreign Plantations, and for Converting the Savage Americans to Christianity by a College to be Erected in the Summer Islands, Otherwise Called the Isles of Bermuda . . . London, 1724 •'[ Fothergill, John].
Page 4 - Thou hast tasted of prosperity and adversity; thou knowest what it is to be banished thy native country, to be over-ruled, as well as to rule, and sit upon the throne; and being oppressed, thou hast reason to know how hateful the oppressor is both to God and man...
Page 283 - evidence of things not seen," in the fulness of Divine grace ; and was profound on this, the greatest concern of human life, while unable even to comprehend how the " inclination of the earth's axis to the plane of its orbit" could be the cause of the change of the seasons.
Page 393 - Origen* has with singular sagacity observed, that he who believes the Scripture to have proceeded from him who is the Author of Nature, may well expect to find the same sort of difficulties in it, as are found in the constitution of Nature.
Page 326 - And he was clearly of opinion that the persons were bewitched, and said that in Denmark there had been lately a great discovery of witches, who used the very same way of afflicting persons by conveying pins into them, and crooked as these pins were, with needles and nails. And his opinion was that the devil in such cases did work upon the bodies of men and women upon a natural foundation...
Page 326 - I love to lose myself in a mystery ; to pursue my reason to an O altitudo...
Page 305 - His memory was so remarkable, that he has often declared he could remember and execute all the parts of the most complex machine, provided he had time, in his survey of it, to settle in his mind the several departments, and their relations to each other.
Page 74 - The confederates then strove to drag him out of the church ; but, not being able to do' so, on account of his resolute deportment, they killed him on the spot with repeated wounds, all which he endured without a groan. — The...
Page 59 - Bayle was connected by all the ties of kindred and friendship. He was induced therefore, in 1686, to write an anonymous little piece, entitled " Ce que c'est la France toute Catholique sous le Règne de Louis le Grand," or a Character of France become entirely Catholic under Lewis the Great.

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