Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 24

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Sir Leslie Stephen
Macmillan, 1890 - Great Britain
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Page 253 - power and interest at that time was greater to do good or hurt than any man of his rank hath had in any time: for his reputation for honesty was universal, and his affections seemed so publicly guided that no corrupt or private ends could bias them.
Page 251 - he was rather of reputation in his own country than of public discourse or fame in the kingdom, but then he grew the argument of all tongues, every man inquiring who and what he was that durst at his own charge support the liberty and property of the kingdom, and rescue his country from being made a prey to the court
Page 258 - .In a word, what was said of Cinna might well be applied to him, he had a head to contrive and a tongue to persuade, and a hand to execute any mischief. His death, therefore, seemed to be a great deliverance to the nation
Page 342 - Christ and other Masters : an historical inquiry into some of the chief parallelisms and contrasts between Christianity and the Religious Systems of the ancient world,
Page 252 - was with that rare temper and modesty that they "who watched him most narrowly to find some advantage against his person, to make him less resolute in his cause, were compelled to .give him a just testimony
Page 252 - is a great Brother, and the very genius of that nation of people leads them always to oppose as well civilly as ecclesiastically all that ever authority ordains for them ; but, in good faith, were they right served they should be
Page 229 - I am very unwilling to be left alone, sir, and therefore I go with my company down the first pair of stairs, in some hopes that they may, perhaps, return again. I go with you, sir, as far as the street-door
Page 252 - civilly as ecclesiastically all that ever authority ordains for them ; but, in good faith, were they right served they should be whipped home into their right wits, and much beholden they should be to any one that would thoroughly take pains with
Page 14 - Principal Navigations' 'the prose epic of the modern English nation,' ' an invaluable treasure of material for the history of geography, discovery, and colonisation,' and a collection of 'the heroic tales of the exploits of the great men in whom the new era was inaugurated
Page 13 - Discoveries of the English Nation made by Sea or over land to the most remote and farthest distant quarters of the earth, at

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