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The Dictionary of National Biography: Founded in 1882 by George Smith, Volume 24
Sir Leslie Stephen,Sir Sidney Lee
No preview available - 1927
The Dictionary of National Biography: Founded in 1882 by George Smith
Sidney Lee,C. S. Nicholls,Leslie Stephen
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Page 321 - One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, Never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, Sleep to wake.
Page 443 - ... the Chancellorship of the Exchequer and the leadership of the House of Commons.
Page 478 - He was elected a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1883, and was President of the Society of Engineers in 1881.
Page 454 - The Shakespeare Key: unlocking the treasures of his style, elucidating the peculiarities of his construction, and displaying the beauties of his expression; forming a companion to " The Complete Concordance to Shakespeare.
Page 137 - A PHILOLOGICAL GRAMMAR, grounded upon English, and formed from a comparison of more than Sixty Languages. Being an Introduction to the Science of Grammars of all Languages, especially English, Latin, and Greek. By the Rev. W. Barnes, B D., of St. John's College, Cambridge; Author of " Poems in the Dorset Dialect,
Page 52 - Society ; the degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred upon him by the University of Glasgow in 1806; and in 1808 he was elected a member of the French Institute.
Page 194 - The Bessemer invention takes its rank with the great events which have changed the face of society since the Middle Ages. The invention of printing, the construction of the magnetic compass, the discovery of America and the introduction of the steam engine are the only capital events in modern history which belong to the same category as the Bessemer process.
Page 312 - Read Paracelsus, a work of great daring, starred with poetry of thought, feeling, and diction, but occasionally obscure ; the writer can scarcely fail to be a leading spirit of his time.
Page 318 - ... have been, Sarianna and myself, just a week. Milsand lives in a cottage with a nice bit of garden, two steps off, and we occupy another of the most primitive kind on the sea-shore — which shore is a good sandy stretch for miles and miles on either side. I don't think we were ever quite so thoroughly washed by the seaair from all quarters as here — the weather is fine, and we do well enough.