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The Dictionary of National Biography: Founded in 1882 by George Smith, Volume 24
Sir Leslie Stephen,Sir Sidney Lee
No preview available - 1927
The Dictionary of National Biography: Founded in 1882 by George Smith
Sidney Lee,C. S. Nicholls,Leslie Stephen
No preview available - 2016
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Page 209 - To Dr. Jonathan Swift, the most agreeable companion, the truest friend, and the greatest genius of his age.
Page 506 - That he will distinctly state what he proposes in a given case, in order that the Queen may know as distinctly to what she has given her Royal sanction ; (2) Having once given her sanction to a measure, that it be not arbitrarily altered or modified by the Minister...
Page 115 - A Comparative Anatomical Exposition of the structure of the Human Body with that of a Tiger and a common Fowl, in thirty tables.
Page 180 - DISCE MORI— LEARN TO DIE: A Religious Discourse, moving every Christian man to enter into a Serious Remembrance of his End. By Christopher Sutton, DD One volume, 16mo., $1 00. Of the three works of this excellent author lately reprinted, the " Disce Mori " is, in our judgment, decidedly the best.
Page 142 - He loved not the muses so well as his sport, And prized black eyes, or a lucky hit At bowls above all the trophies of wit; But Apollo was angry, and publicly said, 'Twere fit that a fine were set upon 's head.
Page 272 - Bristol, was a man of singularly versatile and elegant as well as powerful and scientific intellect. In order to make this selection from his many works generally interesting, the editor has confined himself to works of pure literature, and to such scientific studies...
Page 494 - TREATISE ON ROADS; Wherein the Principles on which Roads should be made are explained and illustrated by the Plans, Specifications, and Contracts made use of by Thomas Telford, Esq. on the Holy-head Road.
Page 109 - , son of the Earl of Bute ; a gentleman truly worthy of being known to Johnson ; being, with all the advantages of high birth, learning, travel, and elegant manners, an exemplary parish priest in every respect.
Page 5 - ... his senses unto the day of his death, being of an excellent memory. \He always protested never to have written anything either for malice, fear, or favour, nor to seek his own particular gain or vain-glory ; and that his only pains and care was to write truth.