Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 5

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Sir Leslie Stephen
Macmillan, 1886 - Great Britain
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Page 19 - An Historical Display of the Effects of Physical and Moral Causes on the Character and Circumstances of Nations, including a Comparison of the Ancients and Moderns in regard to their Intellectual and Social State,' 1816. 14. ' Letters on English History for the Use of Schools,
Page 253 - Nomolexicon: a law dictionary interpreting such difficult and obscure words and terms as are found either in our common or statute, ancient or modern lawes (1670; third edition, with additions by W.
Page 298 - ... barbarity. His history is written with elegance and vigour, but his fabulousness and credulity are justly blamed. His fabulousness, if he was the author of the fictions, is a fault for which no apology can be made ; but his credulity may be excused in an age when all men were credulous.
Page 13 - Twelve Arguments Drawn Out of the Scripture, Wherein the Commonly Received Opinion Touching the Deity of the Holy Spirit, Is Clearly and Fully Refuted.
Page 109 - Being at table with his usual fare, some bread, a few prunes, and a measured quantity of milk diluted with water...
Page 67 - An inquiry into the share, which King Charles i. had in the transactions of the Earl of Glamorgan...
Page 62 - He was the roughest and boldest speaker in the house, and talked in the language and phrases of a carrier, but with a beauty and eloquence that was always acceptable. I heard Coventry • say, he was the best speaker to carry a popular assembly before him that he had ever known. He spoke always with much life and heat. But judgment was not his talent.
Page 149 - Is there a sympathy which ties men together in the bonds of friendship without having a personal knowledge of each other ? If so (and, I helieve, it was so to you), I was your friend and acquaintance before I saw you. Your conduct and character, on the late glorious occasion, stamps your fame beyond the reach of envy : it was like yourself— it was like the Penelope.
Page 223 - Description of the Island of Jamaica, with the other Isles and Territories in America to which the English are related...
Page 298 - The first race of scholars, in the fifteenth century, and some time after, were, for the most part, learning to speak, rather than to think, and were therefore more studious of elegance than of truth.

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