Men of Kent and Kentishmen: A Manual of Kentish Biography

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Cross & Jackman, 1892 - Kent (England) - 160 pages
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Page 92 - Enlarged winds, that curl the flood, Know no such liberty. Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage; Minds innocent and quiet take That for an hermitage; If I have freedom in my love And in my soul am free, Angels alone, that soar above, Enjoy such liberty.
Page 124 - Underneath this sable hearse Lies the subject of all verse: Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother. Death, ere thou hast slain another Fair and learn'd and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee.
Page 9 - A Chronicle of the Kings of England, From the time of the Romans Government Unto the Death of King James.
Page 89 - Dacre, and of whom honourable mention is made in Camden's Britannia. In early life he followed the profession of arms, and was attached to sir Philip Sidney, with whom he fought at the battle of Zutphen. He was afterwards distinguished as a man of letters, and published various translations from the Latin and French, particularly Perrin's " History of the Waldenses ;" Du Plessis Mornay's " History of Papacie ;" and Charron
Page 118 - I do not leave much," said he, "but what I leave was honestly gotten ; it never cost a sailor a tear, or the nation a farthing.
Page 74 - ... from whose mouth I have received this relation. In the days of queen Mary she used to visit the prisons, and to comfort and relieve the confessors therein. She was present at the burning of Mr. Bradford in Smithfield ; and resolved to see the end of his suffering, though so great the press of people, that her shoes were trodden off, and she forced thereby to go barefoot from Smithfield to Saint Martin's before she could furnish herself with a new pair for her money.
Page 74 - ... daughter and co-heir of Robert Waters of Lenham in Kent, esquire, wife of Robert Honywood of Charing in Kent, esquire, her only husband, who had at her decease, lawfully descended from her...
Page 23 - Clergyman, showing why our English Bibles differ so much from the Septuagint, though both are translated from the Hebrew Original, 8vo.
Page 61 - ... or respect, and such are the best fruits of religion. In this instance at least they were duly honoured, both at home and abroad. The fame of Hales was widely diffused throughout the learned world, of which he received a most distinguished testimony, in being elected one of the eight foreign members of the French academy of sciences, in 1753, in the place of sir Hans Sloane, who died that same year. In 1732 he had been appointed, by the British government, a trustee for settling a colony in Georgia....
Page 123 - He trod," says one of his biographers, " from his cradle to his grave amid incense and flowers, and died in a dream of glory.

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