Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 20

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Sir Leslie Stephen
Macmillan, 1889 - Great Britain
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Page 56 - Foster, iutitled an Examination of the Scheme of Church Power laid down in the Codex Juris Ecclesiastici Anglicani, Third Edition, Lond.
Page 50 - Vice thus abused, demands a nation's care ; This calls the Church to deprecate our sin, And hurls the thunder of the laws on gin. Let modest Foster, if he will, excel Ten Metropolitans in preaching well...
Page 54 - On a Man's writing Memoirs of Himself; On Decision of Character ; On the Application of the Epithet Romantic ; On some of the Causes by which Evangelical Religion has been rendered less acceptable to Persons of cultivated Taste.
Page 267 - Prospectus and Specimen of an intended National Work, by William and Robert Whistlecraft, of Stowmarket, in Suffolk, Harness and Collar Makers, intended to comprise the most interesting Particulars relating to King Arthur and his Round Table...
Page 269 - So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel. And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions ? if the Lord be God, follow him : but if Baal then follow him.
Page 177 - Northern Memoirs, calculated for the Meridian of Scotland. Wherein most or all of the Cities, Citadels, Seaports, Castles, Forts, Fortresses, Rivers and Rivulets are compendiously described.
Page 234 - My dear Lord, I will give it you under my hand," replied the Queen, "if you are in any fear of my relapsing, that my dear first-born is the greatest ass, and the greatest liar, and the greatest canaille, and the greatest beast, in the whole world, and that I most heartily wish he was out of it.
Page 10 - Of these words arose a proverb, which is common in Scotland: "Ye are like the Bishop of Dunkeld, that knew neither the New Law nor the Old Law.
Page 268 - I can only mark my relation to him, and, in remembrance of a great and good man, revered by us both, I leave the manuscript volume lettered ' Arist. Manuscript — Birds, Acharnians, Knights,' presented to me by my dear friend and patron, the Rt.
Page 148 - Fox, who was not only a grave counsellor for war or peace, but also a good surveyor of works, and a good master of ceremonies, and any thing else that was fit for the active part, belonging to the service of court or state of a great king.

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