The Universal Biographical Dictionary: Embracing the Most Eminent Characters of Every Age, Nation, and Profession ...

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Leavitt, Trow, 1849 - Biography - 527 pages
 

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Page 285 - It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter,* that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.
Page 172 - Upon the whole, there was in this man something that could create, subvert, or reform; an understanding, a spirit, and an eloquence, to summon mankind to society, or to break the bonds of slavery asunder, and to rule the wildness of free minds with unbounded authority; something that could establish or overwhelm empire, and strike a blow in the world that should resound through the universe.
Page 264 - Ford was of the first order of poets. He sought for sublimity, not by parcels, in metaphors or visible images, but directly where she has her full residence in the heart of man ; in the actions and sufferings of the greatest minds.
Page 279 - Enow of such, as for their bellies' sake Creep and intrude and climb into the fold! Of other care they little reckoning make Than how to scramble at the shearers' feast, And shove away the worthy bidden guest. Blind mouths! that scarce themselves know how to hold A sheep-hook, or have learned aught else the least That to the faithful herdman's art belongs!
Page 61 - Sherman was a member of the convention which formed the constitution of the United States ; and he was chosen a representative from this State to the first Congress under this constitution.
Page 321 - His fertility was astonishing; for he tells us that he " had either an entire hand, or at least a main finger," in two hundred and twenty plays, of which only twenty-three are extant.
Page 225 - An Epistolary Discourse, proving, from the Scriptures and the first Fathers, that the Soul is a Principle naturally mortal, but immortalized actually by the pleasure of God, to Punishment, or to Reward, by its Union with the Divine Baptismal Spirit. Wherein is proved, that none have the Power of giving this Divine Immortalizing Spirit, since the Apostles, but only the Bishops.
Page 392 - Pennsylvania, and continued in the service till 1795. He afterwards was elected to a seat in Congress. He died in 1799. MORGAN, JOHN, an eminent American physician, was born in Philadelphia, in 1735, and was educated at the college in that citv.
Page 102 - Boonesborough is now situated. Here he sustained several sieges from the Indians, and was once taken prisoner by them while hunting with a number of his men. In 1782 the depredations of the savages increased to an alarming extent, and Boone, with other militia officers, collected...
Page 146 - ... his abode in that city. He was chosen one of the ministers of the gospel, and professor of divinity. A dispute with the city authorities soon compelled him to leave Geneva, and he withdrew to Strasburg; whence he was recalled in 1541. From the time of his recall, he possessed almost absolute power at Geneva ; and he exerted himself vigorously in establishing the presbyterian form of church government.

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