Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 28

Front Cover
Sir Leslie Stephen
Macmillan, 1891 - Great Britain
0 Reviews
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 248 - PRINCE, was a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without one single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...
Page 272 - Transactions of a Society for the Improvement of Medical and Chirurgical Knowledge.
Page 2 - Their force is wonderful great and strong; and yet we pluck their feathers by little and little.
Page 115 - The Northern Heights of London ; or, Historical Associations of Hampstead, Highgate, Muswell Hill, Hornsey, and Islington. By WILLIAM HOWITT. With about 40 Woodcuts. Square crown 8vo.
Page 250 - Well, I call this an excellent good book, by far the best of the autobiographic kind I remember to have read in the English language ; and indeed, except it be Boswell's of Johnson, I do not know where we have such a picture drawn of a human life, as in these three volumes. " A pious, ingenious, altogether human and worthy book; imaging, with graceful honesty and free felicity, many interesting objects and persons on your life-path, and imaging throughout, what is best of all, a gifted, gentle, patient,...
Page 290 - Hardwicke) concerning the right of appeal from the vice-chancellor of Cambridge to the senate ; supported by a short historical account of the jurisdiction of the university ; in answer to a late pamphlet, intituled 'An Inquiry into the right of appeal from the vice-chancellor, &c.' By a fellow of a college,
Page 336 - I speak knowingly,) at that time, the king's resolution was to shelter himself wholly under the law ; to grant any thing, that by the law he was obliged to grant ; and to deny what by the law was in his own power, and which he found inconvenient to consent to...
Page 209 - To break my windows if I treat a friend. Warton has recorded that this actually happened when Lords Bathurst and Bolingbroke were one day dining with Pope at Twickenham. 1. 150. Turenne. See Essay on Man...
Page 352 - Religion and policy and the countenance and assistance each should give to the other. With a survey of the power and jurisdiction of the Pope in the dominions of other princes.
Page 208 - Hume been to the law of Scotland, neither wandering into fanciful and abstruse disquisitions, which are the more proper subject of the antiquary, nor satisfied with presenting to his pupils a dry and undigested detail of the laws in their present state, but combining the past state of our legal enactments with the present, and tracing clearly and judiciously the changes which took place, and the causes which led to them.

Bibliographic information