The Encyclopędia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information, Volume 12

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Hugh Chisholm
At the University Press, 1910 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Page 43 - I enjoin and require that no ecclesiastic, missionary, or minister of any sect whatsoever, shall ever hold or exercise any station or duty whatever in the said College; nor shall any such person ever be admitted for any purpose, or as a visitor, within the premises appropriated to the purposes of the said College.
Page 289 - Men being, as has been said, by nature all free, equal, and independent, no one can be put out of this estate, and subjected to the political power of another, without his own consent.
Page 173 - Inquiry concerning Political • Justice, and its influence on general Virtue and ' Happiness, by William Godwin.
Page 211 - Dublin, was enticed into a gaming-house, and lost every shilling. He then thought of medicine. A small purse was made up ; and in his twenty-fourth year he was sent to Edinburgh. At Edinburgh he passed eighteen months in nominal attendance on lectures, and picked up some superficial information about chemistry and natural history.
Page 213 - Cumberland ventured to hiss or groan, he was speedily silenced by a general cry of "turn him out," or "throw him over." Two generations have since confirmed the verdict which was pronounced on that night. While Goldsmith was writing the Deserted Village and She Stoops to Conquer, he was employed on works of a very different kind, works from which he derived little reputation but much profit. He compiled for the use of schools a History of Rome by which he made £300, a History of England...
Page 211 - ... and felt the miseries and humiliations of this situation so keenly, that he thought it a promotion to be permitted to earn his bread as a bookseller's hack ; but he soon found the new yoke more galling than the old one, and was glad to become an usher again. He obtained a medical appointment in the service of the East India Company ; but the appointment was speedily revoked. Why it was revoked we are not told. The subject was one on which he never liked to talk. It is probable that he was incompetent...
Page 65 - Disraeli again as Chancellor of the Exchequer and leader of the House of Commons.
Page 172 - A Catalogue of the Bishops of England since the first planting of the Christian Religion in this Island ; together with a brief history of their lives and memorable actions, as near as can be gathered from antiquity.
Page 196 - And they did beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in the blue, and in the purple, and in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, with cunning "work.
Page 211 - From such garrets many men of less parts than his have made their way to the woolsack or to the episcopal bench. But Goldsmith, while he suffered all the humiliations, threw away all the advantages of his situation. He neglected the studies of the place, stood low at the examinations, was turned down to the bottom of his class for playing the buffoon in the...

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