Peerage of England: Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical. Greatly Augmented and Continued to the Present Time, Volume 8

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Printed for F. C. and J. Rivington, 1812 - Nobility
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Page 355 - The evidences and doctrines of Christianity, studied with attention, made me a most firm and persuaded believer of the Christian religion. I have made it the rule of my life, and it is the ground of my future hopes. I have erred and sinned; but have repented, and never indulged any vicious habit. In politics and public life I have made public good the rule of my conduct. I never gave counsels which I did not at the time think the best. I have seen that I was sometimes in the wrong, but I did not...
Page 255 - Scio enim quod Redemptor meus vivit, et in novissimo die de terra surrecturus sum: et rursum circumdabor pelle mea, et in carne mea videbo Deum Salvatorem meum.
Page 353 - Her speech was the melodious voice of Love, Her song the warbling of the vernal grove ; Her eloquence was sweeter than her song, Soft as her heart, and as her reason strong; Her form each beauty of her mind express'd, Her mind was Virtue by the Graces dress'd.
Page 355 - Doctor, said he, you shall be my confessor; when I first set out in the world, I had friends who endeavoured to shake my belief in the Christian religion. I saw difficulties which staggered me; but I kept my mind open to conviction. The evidences and doctrines of Christianity, studied with attention, made me a most firm and persuaded believer of the Christian religion.
Page 124 - The example of the cohimander in chief in a besieged garrison has a most persuasive efficacy in forming the manners of the soldiery. Like him his brave followers came to regulate their lives by the most strict rules of discipline before there arose a necessity for so doing ; and severe exercise, with short diet, became habitual to them by their own choice.
Page 616 - Boston, where it was that he now learn'd, first of all, to Read and Write, he followed his Trade for about a Year ; and by a laudable Deportment, so recommended himself, that he Married a Young Gentlewoman of good Repute, who was the Widow of one Mr.
Page 217 - His second wife, whom I knew, was niece to the great sir Francis Bacon : and was the last heir of that family. She had all the high notions for the church and the crown, in which she had been bred; but was the humblest, the devoutest, and best tempered person I ever knew of that sort f.
Page 355 - Though his lordship wished his approaching dissolution not to be lingering, he waited for it with resignation. He said, ' It is a folly, a keeping me in misery, now to attempt to prolong life;' yet he was easily persuaded, for the satisfaction of others, to do or take any thing thought proper for him. On Saturday he had been remarkably better, and we were not without some hopes of his recovery. " On Sunday, about eleven in the forenoon...
Page 618 - ... now, most happily, they first fell upon that room in the wreck where the bullion had been stored up; and they so prospered in this new fishery that in a little while they had without the loss of any man's life brought up thirtytwo tuns of silver; for it was now come to measuring of silver by tuns.
Page 312 - England, he accepted the government of the Massachusetts, in which he continued to the time of his death, and discharged his trust with that zeal for the interest of his country, and with so little regard to his own private advantage, that he gained the good esteem and affections of the greatest and best part of the inhabitants of the colony.

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