Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 3

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Sir Leslie Stephen, Sir Sidney Lee
Oxford University Press, 1908 - Biography
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Page 313 - Establishment, and the means of exciting among its members a spirit of devotion, to which the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge and Church Union, in the diocese of St David's, adjudged a premium of 50 in December 1820 ; by Rev.
Page 152 - Songes and Sonettes written by the ryght honorable lorde Henry Howard, late Earle of Surrey, and other...
Page 66 - In brief, where the Scripture is silent, the Church is my text ; where that speaks, 'tis but my comment : where there is a joint silence of both, I borrow not the rules of my religion from Rome or Geneva, but the dictates of my own reason.
Page 263 - Pathomyotomia Or a Dissection Of the significative Muscles of the Affections of the Minde. Being an Essay to a New Method of observing the most Important movings of the Muscles of the Head, as they are the neerest and Immediate Organs of the Voluntarie or Impetuous motions of the Mind. With the Proposall of a new Nomenclature of the Muscles.
Page 276 - I have taken notice of, with thanksgiving: when I was a soldier, I, with others, were drawn out to go to such a place to besiege it ; but when I was just ready to go, one of the company desired to go in my room; to which when I had consented, he took my place, and coming to the siege, as he stood sentinel, he was shot in the head with a musket bullet, and died.
Page 282 - As for his person, he was tall of stature, strong-boned, though not corpulent, somewhat of a ruddy face, with sparkling eyes, wearing his hair on his upper lip, after the old British fashion ; his hair reddish, but, in his latter days, time had sprinkled it with grey; his nose well set, but not declining or bending, and his mouth moderately large ;' his forehead something high; and his habit always plain and modest.
Page 29 - I do not love thee, Dr. Fell, The reason why I cannot tell; But this I know, and know full well, I do not love thee. Dr. Fell.
Page 68 - Quincunxes," as Coleridge pithily says, "in heaven above, quincunxes in earth below, quincunxes in the mind of men, quincunxes in tones, in optic nerves, in roots of trees, in leaves, in everything.
Page 465 - I have continued (having the use of as good ' libraries as ever he had) a scholar, and would be therefore loth, either, by living as a drone, to be an unprofitable or unworthy member of so learned and noble a society, or to write that which should be any way dishonourable to such a royal and ample foundation.
Page 282 - HE appeared in countenance to be of a stern and rough temper; but in his conversation mild and affable; not given to loquacity, or much discourse in company, unless some urgent occasion required it; observing never to boast of himself, or his parts, but rather seem low in his own eyes, and submit himself to the judgment of others...

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