Dictionary of national biography, Volume 9

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Sir Leslie Stephen
Macmillan, 1887 - Great Britain
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Page 371 - Thence home, and there, in favour to my eyes, staid at home, reading the ridiculous History of my Lord Newcastle,' wrote by his wife, which shows her to be a mad, conceited, ridiculous woman, and he an asse to suffer her to write what she writes to him, and of him.
Page 370 - A New Method and Extraordinary Invention to. Dress Horses and Work them according to Nature ; as also to Perfect Nature by the Subtlety of Art ; which was never found out but by the thrice noble, high, and puissant Prince,
Page 197 - A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table than when his wife talks Greek.
Page 439 - And, I have also this truth to say of the author, that he was in his time a man generally known, and as well beloved; for he was humble, and obliging in his behaviour, a gentleman, a scholar, very innocent and prudent: and indeed his whole life was useful, quiet, and virtuous.
Page 31 - Grand Cross of the Imperial Order of the Legion of Honour and of the Order of Leopold of Austria...
Page 249 - His house where he usually resided (Tew, or Burford, in Oxfordshire,) being within ten or twelve miles of the university, looked like the university itself, by the company that was always found there. There were Dr. Sheldon, Dr. Morley, Dr. Hammond, Dr. Earles, Mr. Chillingworth, and, indeed, all men of eminent parts and faculties in Oxford, besides those who resorted thither...
Page 121 - I know not whether this book is worth anything, nor what the world will do with it, or misdo, or entirely forbear to do, as is likeliest; but this I could tell the world: You have not had for a hundred years any book that comes more direct and flamingly from the heart of a living man.
Page 154 - An Act to deprive her Majesty Queen Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of the title, prerogatives, rights, privileges, and exemptions of Queen Consort of this realm, and to dissolve the marriage between his Majesty . and the said Caroline Amelia Elizabeth.
Page 452 - You are afraid that his breast is weak, and that even the slight exertion he makes may be too much for it. But then, with what tenfold richness does this dim preliminary curtain make the glories of his eloquence to shine forth, when the heated spirit at length shakes from it its chill confining fetters, and bursts out elate and rejoicing in the full splendour of its disimprisoned wings.
Page 215 - Commons; forgets that, at this Board, he is only responsible to the King. However, though he may possibly have convinced himself of his infallibility, still it remains that we should be equally convinced, before we can resign our understandings to his direction, or join with him in the measure he proposes.

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