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Page 441 - Westminster, he refused to admit it; the name of Milton was, in his opinion, too detestable to be read on the wall of a building dedicated to devotion. Atterbury, who succeeded him, being author of the inscription, permitted its reception. "And such has been the change of public opinion,
Page 309 - ... if many offenders convicted of crimes for which transportation has been usually inflicted, were ordered to solitary imprisonment, accompanied by well regulated labour, and religious instruction, it might be the means, under Providence, not only of deterring others from the commission of the like crimes, but also of reforming the individuals, and inuring them to habits of industry.
Page 273 - I know not whether the characters are kept sufficiently apart. No mirth can, indeed, be found in his melancholy ; but I am afraid that I always meet some melancholy in his mirth.
Page 343 - Invent firft, and then embellifh. The production of fomething, where nothing was before, is an act of greater energy than the expanfion or decoration of the thing produced. Set down diligently your thoughts as they rife, in the firft words that occur; and, when you have matter, you will eafily give it form: nor, perhaps, will this method be always...
Page 33 - Lawrence, and the coasts of Newfoundland. In this employment he continued till the year 1767, when he was fixed on by Sir Edward Hawke, to command an expedition to the South Seas } for the purpose of observing the transit of Venus, and prosecuting discoveries in that part of the globe.
Page 101 - He breakfasted with the doctor every morning, and perhaps was seen no more by him till mid-night. Much of the day was employed in attendance on his patients, who were chiefly of the lowest rank of tradesmen. The remainder of his hours he dedicated to Hunter's lectures, and to as many different opportunities of improvement, as he could meet with on the same gratuitous conditions. ' All his medical knowledge,' said Johnson, ' and it is not inconsiderable, was obtained through the ear.
Page 200 - But finding the workmen had completed the fall of the wall without giving him notice, he ordered it to be rebuilt ; and when it was thoroughly cemented, had it blown up again, in order to keep his word with his son.
Page 33 - His judgment, in whatever related to the services he was engaged in, quick and sure. His designs were bold and manly ; and both in the conception, and in the mode of execution, bore evident marks of a great original genius. His courage was cool and determined, and accompanied with an admirable presence of mind in the moment of danger. His manners were plain and unaffected.
Page 102 - But let not from hence an imputation of rapaciousness be fixed upon him. Though he took all that was offered him, he demanded nothing from the poor, nor was known, in any instance, to have enforced the payment of even what was justly his due.