Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 32

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Sir Leslie Stephen
Macmillan, 1892 - Great Britain

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Page 189 - No churchman had it since Henry 7's time. I pray God bless him, to carry it so, that the Church may have honour, and the king and the state service and contentment by it. And now if the church will not hold up themselves, under God, I can do no more.
Page 366 - His thoughts are wonderfully suited to tragedy, but frequently lost in such a cloud of words, that it is hard to see the beauty of them : there is an infinite fire in his works, but so involved in smoke, that it does not appear in half its lustre.
Page 189 - He did court persons too little; nor cared to make his designs and purposes appear as candid as they were...
Page 262 - Providence, solely attributable to the foresight which he evinced in the timely commencement of the necessary operations, and the great skill and untiring personal activity which he exhibited in carrying them into effect. All ranks possessed such confidence in his judgment and his fertility of resource, that the news of his fall was received throughout the garrison with feelings of consternation only second to the grief which was inspired in the hearts of all by the loss of a public benefactor and...
Page 278 - Hoare's studies have been great, my paintings are better than any I have seen from his pencil. To any but my own family I certainly should not say this ; but, excepting Sir Joshua, for the painting of a head, I would risk my reputation with any painter in London.
Page 173 - For when their enormities were first read in the Parliament house, they were so great and abominable that there was nothing but
Page 45 - Commons Assembled in Parliament, for The Releife of the Counties of Oxon, Bucks, Berks, and Southampton, etc. London, 1645. A True State of the Case concerning the Election of a Provost of Queens-College in Oxford. Oxford, 1704. Two Speeches delivered by The King at Oxford : The First, to Prince Rupert, the Generall of his Horse, at his departure with the Army.
Page 39 - All that will may send their children and have them educated freely; and those who do not wish to have education for nothing may pay for it if they please.
Page 358 - ... without exaggeration; but he wanted to be placed in the chair of Garrick, and in attempting to reach this he often deranged his natural abilities. He was for ever, as Foote said, 'doing the honours of his face.
Page 189 - He intended the discipline of the Church should be felt, as well as spoken of, and that it should be applied to the greatest and most splendid transgressors, as well as to the punishment of smaller offences and meaner offenders...

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