The Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 9

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Sir Leslie Stephen, Sir Sidney Lee
Oxford University Press, 1908 - Great Britain
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Page 339 - Text, wherein the alterations introduced into it by the more modern editors and critics are particularly considered,
Page 208 - He lays down a proposition, self-evident as soon as stated, to those who have at all examined the structure of Scripture, viz. that the sacred text was never intended to teach doctrine, but only to prove it, and that, if we would learn doctrine, we must have recourse to the formularies of the Church ; for instance to the Catechism, and to the Creeds.
Page 202 - Stephen.— The Poetical Works of. Now first collected and arranged. With a Prefatory Notice by JG Godwin. With Portrait. Crown 8vo, 12s.
Page 313 - The British Muse, or, a Collection of Thoughts Moral, Natural, and Sublime, of our English Poets : who flourished in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.
Page 221 - they don't know when to abuse him, and when to praise him; I will allow no man to speak ill of David that he does not deserve; and as to Sir John, why really I believe him to be an honest man at the bottom: but to be sure he is penurious, and he is mean, and it must be owned he has a degree of brutality, and a tendency to savageness, that cannot easily be defended.
Page 151 - An Historical Account of the Episcopal See, and Cathedral Church of Sarum or Salisbury ; comprising Biographical Notices of the Bishops, the History of the Establishment from the earliest Period, and a Description of the Monuments, principally compiled from the Records of the Church.
Page 44 - I do not lay down my life by constraint, but willingly ; for, " if I had been minded to have run away, I might have had " many opportunities ; but, being so clear in the thing, " I durst not turn my back nor step a foot out of the way, " by reason I had been engaged in the service of so glorious
Page 42 - ... of a sanguine complexion, naturally of such a vivacity, hilarity, and alacrity as another man hath when he hath drunken a cup too much ; but naturally, also, so far from humble thoughts of himself, that it was his ruin.
Page 313 - I AM just come from visiting Sappho, a fine lady, who writes verses, sings, dances, and can say and do whatever she pleases, without the imputation of any thing that can injure her character ; for she is so well known to have no passion but self-love ; or folly, but affectation ; that now, upon any occasion, they only cry, ' It is her way '.' and,

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