Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century: Comprizing Biographical Memoirs of William Bowyer, Printer, F.S.A., and Many of His Learned Friends; an Incidental View of the Progress and Advancement of Literature in this Kingdom During the Last Century; and Biographical Anecdotes of a Considerable Number of Eminent Writers and Ingenious Artists; with a Very Copious Index


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Seite 741 - Watch ye therefore : for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
Seite 518 - A Demonstration of the gross and fundamental Errors of a late Book, called " A plain Account of the Nature and End of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper," affectionately addressed to all Orders of Men, and more especially to all the younger Clergy, 8vo.
Seite 115 - Stood in himself collected, while each part, Motion, each act won audience ere the tongue...
Seite 39 - God has made of one blood all the nations of men to dwell on the face of the...
Seite 240 - Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in his season.
Seite 641 - How poor, neglected Desaguliers fell! How he who taught two gracious kings to view All Boyle ennobled and all Bacon knew. Died in a cell, without a friend to save, Without a guinea, and without a grave.
Seite 340 - They that go down to the sea in ships : and occupy their business in great waters ; These men see the works of the LORD : and His wonders in the deep.
Seite 400 - Nature, which I was at that time composing, this argument immediately occurred to me, and I thought it very much gravelled my companion ; but at last he observed to me, that it was impossible for that argument to have any solidity, because it operated equally against the Gospel as the Catholic miracles ; — which observation I thought proper to admit as a sufficient answer.
Seite 516 - But these sallies of religious frenzy must not extinguish the praise which is due to Mr. William Law as a wit and a scholar. His argument on topics of less absurdity is specious and acute, his manner is lively, his style forcible and clear ; and, had not his vigorous mind been clouded by enthusiasm, he might be ranked with the most agreeable and ingenious writers of the times.
Seite 55 - Remarks on the Letters of an American Farmer; or, a Detection of the Errors of Mr. J. Hector St. John, pointing out the pernicious tendency of those Letters to Great Britain,

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