The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation; Particularly the British and Irish; from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time..
J. Nichols and Son [and 29 others], 1814 - Biography
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
afterwards appears appointed became bishop born called carried celebrated character church collection considerable continued court critic death died divinity duke edition educated employed England English entitled esteem father favour formed France French friends gave give Greek Gregory hand Hist honour Italy John kind king knowledge known language late Latin learned letters Leyden lived London lord manner March master means merit nature never observed obtained occasion opinion original Oxford Paris particular passed person pieces poems poet pope present principal printed probably professor published queen received reputation respect Rome royal says seems sent society soon style things thought tion took translated treatise verse visited vols volume whole writings written wrote
Page 318 - I must do it, as it were, in such weight, measure and number, even so perfectly as God made the world, or else I am so sharply taunted, so cruelly threatened, yea presently sometimes with pinches, nips and bobs, and other ways which I will not name for the honour I bear them, so without measure misordered that I think myself in hell till time come that I must go to Mr.
Page 81 - No man was more foolish when he had not a pen in his hand, or more wise when he had.
Page 317 - and tell you a truth which perchance ye will marvel at. One of the greatest benefits that ever God gave me is that he sent me so sharp and severe parents and so gentle a schoolmaster.
Page 318 - ... as God made the world; or else I am so sharply taunted, so cruelly threatened, yea, presently, sometimes with pinches, nips, and bobs, and other ways (which I will not name for the...
Page 60 - A Catalogue of the Bishops of England since the first planting of the Christian Religion in this Island ; together with a brief history of their lives and memorable actions, as near as can be gathered from antiquity.
Page 404 - In those very writings which Grotius is gravely blamed for having quoted. The usages and laws of nations, the events of history, the opinions of philosophers, the sentiments of orators and poets, as well as the observation of common life, are, in truth, the materials out of which the science of morality is formed ; and those who neglect them are justly chargeable with a vain attempt to philosophize without regard to fact and experience, the sole foundation of all true philosophy.
Page 169 - Langton's having told me, that this poem, when read in manuscript at sir Joshua Reynolds's, had made all the assembled wits burst into a laugh, when, after much blank-verse pomp, the poet began a new paragraph thus : Now, Muse, let's sing of rats.