The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation; Particularly the British and Irish; from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time..

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J. Nichols and Son [and 29 others], 1815 - Biography

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Page 112 - Newton's opinion of God is well expressed by Brucker: " God governs all things, not as the soul of the world, but as the Lord of the universe. The Supreme Deity is an eternal, infinite, and absolutely perfect Being, omnipotent and omniscient: that is, his duration extends from eternity to eternity, and his presence from infinity to infinity;
Page 303 - to see! No, no: it is more meet a great deal that we should have care to provide for the increase of learning, and for such as who by their learning shall do good to the church and commonwealth." This wise and liberal advice being taken, Oldham became the second great benefactor
Page 303 - belonging to the priory of St. Swithin in Winchester; but our prelate induced him to enlarge his plan to one of more usefulness and durability. He is said to have addressed Fox thus : " What, my lord, shall we build houses, and provide livelihoods for a company of monks, whose end and fall we ourselves may
Page 217 - in general, indeed, cannot be concluded in more comprehensive terms than those of Burke :—" He was a man of admirable par.ts ; of general knowledge; of a versatile understanding, fitted for every sort of business ; of infinite wit and pleasantry ; of a delightful temper, and with a mind most disinterested.
Page 57 - another ship, in like manner, was on board the Temeraire, so that these four ships, in the heat of battle, formed as compact a tier as if they had been moored together, their heads lying all the same way. The lieutenants of the Victory immediately depressed their
Page 50 - with an ardour that cannot be described. The Goliath, captain Foley, and the Zealous, captain Hood, received the first fire from the enemy. It was received with silence. On board every one of the British ships, the crew were employed aloft in furling sails, and below in tending the braces, and making ready for
Page 397 - in a manner," says Dr. Johnson, " which I am unwilling to mention. Having been compelled) by his necessities to contract debts, and hunted:, as is supposed, by the terriers of the law, he retired to a public-house (the Bull, according to Anthony Wood), on To\*er-hill,, where he is said to have died of want
Page 40 - ludicrous, of his dress and manner, said, that even at this time there was something irresistibly pleasing in his address and conversation, and an enthusiasm, when speaking on professional subjects, which shewed that he was no common being. In November, captain Nelson sailed with sir Samuel Hood to the West Indies, where he continued actively employed till the peace.
Page 24 - his person was clumsy, too large, and awkward, and his features harsh, strong, and peculiarly irregular; yet even with those disadvantages he made love, became an universal admirer of the sex, and was universally admired. He was possessed, at least, of some requisites of a lover. He had assiduity, flattery, fine
Page 21 - Being questioned about the meaning of so strange an item, he frankly declared, that, happening to over-hear a poor man declare to his wife and a large family of children, that 101. would make him happy, he could not avoid trying the experiment. He added, that, if they did not

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