Willis' Survey of St. Asaph, Considerably Enlarged and Brought Down to the Present Time, Volym 1

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Sida 126 - Wilkins used to say, he had the most learning in ready cash of any he ever knew. He was so exact in every thing he set about, that he never gave over any part of study, till he had quite mastered it. But when that was done, he went to another subject, and did not lay out his learning with the diligence with which he laid it in.
Sida 137 - ... and unanswerable evidence to the doctrines he defended. There is something so great, primitive, and apostolical, in his writings, that it creates an awe and veneration in onr mind ; the importance of his subjects is above the decoration of words; and what is great and majestic in itself looketh most like itself, the less It is adorned.
Sida 135 - God's mercies vouchsafed to him thereabouts, he bequeathed twenty pounds a year for ever, on condition that prayers be read morning and evening every day...
Sida 126 - ... it : but when that was done, he went to another subject, and did not lay out his learning with the diligence with which he laid it in. He had many volumes of materials upon all subjects laid together in so distinct a method, that he could with very little labour write on any of them. He had more life in his imagination, and a truer judgment, than may seem consistent with such a laborious course of study. Yet, as much as he was set on learning, he had never neglected his pastoral care.
Sida 417 - Corapaffion upon the poor Loufe, returned him to his Place, and bid him live there at Difcretion, for, as he had faved his Life, he was bound in Gratitude to fave his. The Recital of this, put my Lord Bolingbroke into a Fit of Laughter, who, when it was over, faid, " the Loufe (hall have the Living for your Story," and foon after, Sacheverell was pre-
Sida 125 - In went into most of their principles, but went far beyond them in learning. Lloyd was a great critic in the Greek and Latin authors, but chiefly in the Scriptures; of the words and phrases of which he carried the most perfect concordance in his memory, and had it the readiest about him, of all men that ever I knew. He was an exact historian, and the most punctual in chronology of all our divines. He had read the most books, and with the best...
Sida 416 - ... great indifference, and he applied in vain for the vacant rectory of St. Andrew's, Holborn. Having, however, a slender acquaintance with Swift, he wrote to him for his interest with government in his behalf, stating how much he had suffered in the cause of the ministry. Swift immediately carried his letter to Lord Bolingbroke, then Secretary of State, who railed much at Sacheverell, calling him a busy intermeddling fellow ; a prig, and an incendiary, who had set the kingdom in a flame which could...
Sida 416 - M 3 the the reign of Charles the Second, there was a very bloody engagement between the English and Dutch fleets, in the heat of which a Scotch seaman was very severely bit by a louse on his neck, which he caught, and, stooping down to crack it between his nails, many of the sailors near him had their heads taken off by a chain-shot from the enemy, which dashed their blood and brains...
Sida 138 - ... much lustre, his obliging and easy deportment, free from the least tincture of pride, or shew of superiority, did not only place him above all indecent treatment, which was a great point gained in those unequal times, but procured much reverence and affection to his person from a clergy that almost to a man differed from him in principle.
Sida 417 - The recital of this put Lord Bolingbroke into a fit of laughter, who, when it was over, said, " the louse shall have the living for your story ;" and soon after Sacheverel was presented to it.

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