Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 27

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Leslie Stephen
Macmillan, 1891 - Great Britain
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Page 95 - Not only does the business of the scene never stand still, but every feature and muscle is put into full play ; the exact feeling of the moment is brought out, and carried to its utmost height, and then instantly seized and stamped on the canvas for ever. The expression is always taken en passant, in a state of progress or change, and, as it were, at the salient point.
Page 94 - Farewell, great painter of mankind ! Who reach'd the noblest point of art, Whose pictured morals charm the mind, And through the eye correct the heart. If Genius fire thee, reader, stay, If nature touch thee, drop a tear, If neither move thee — turn away — For Hogarth's honour'd dust lies here.
Page 283 - And to this true character of his person, let me add this of his disposition and behaviour: God and nature blessed him with so blessed a bashfulness, that as in his younger days his pupils might easily look him out of countenance ; so neither then, nor in his age, did he ever willingly look any man in the face: and was of so mild and humble a nature, that his poor parish-clerk and he did never talk but with both their hats on, or both off, at the same time...
Page 27 - He was also a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Society of Antiquaries, and in all respects an estimable and accomplished gentleman.
Page 361 - REPORT FROM THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON THE HIGH PRICE OF GOLD BULLION. Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 8 Jime, 1810. THE SELECT COMMITTEE appointed to enquire into the cause of the High Price of Gold Bullion, and to take into consideration the state of the Circulating Medium, and of the Exchanges between Great Britain and Foreign Parts...
Page 286 - There is no learning that this man hath not searched into ; nothing too hard for his understanding. This man indeed deserves the name of an author ; his books will get reverence by age, for there is in them such seeds of eternity, that if the rest be like this, they shall last till the last fire shall consume all learning.
Page 278 - Bone, with a meagre Aspect, his Eyes grey and full, with a sharp ingenious Look whilst younger; his Nose but thin, of a moderate height and length; his Mouth meanly wide, and upper Lip thin; his Chin sharp, and Forehead large; his Head of a middle size. He wore his own Hair of a dark Brown colour, very long and hanging neglected over his Face uncut and lank, which about three Years before his Death he cut off, and wore a Periwig.
Page 205 - I come to you a prophet from the Lord God, who has sent me to thee, and would have thee grant a nolle prosequi for John Atkins, his servant, whom thou hast sent to prison.
Page 151 - Montgomery.— Memoirs of the Life and Writings of James Montgomery : Including Selections from his Correspondence, Remains in Prose and Verse, and Conversations. By JOHN HOLLAND and JAMES EVERETT.
Page 18 - God, and that all his subjects, in what station soever they may be, are equally subjects to him ; and that no one of them any more than another hath authority either to make new laws for Christ's subjects, or to impose a sense upon the old ones, which is the same thing ; or to judge, censure or punish the servants of another master, in matters relating purely to conscience or salvation.

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