The general biographical dictionary. Revised by A. Chalmers

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Page 13 - But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.
Page 217 - I mean to speak of him in the language of our art. To speak then of Vanbrugh in the language of a painter, he had originality of invention, he understood light and shadow, and had great skill in composition. To support his principal object he produced his second and third groups or masses; he perfectly understood in his art what is the most difficult in ours, the conduct of the background, by which the design and invention is set off to the greatest advantage.
Page 462 - A Letter from the facetious Dr. Andrew Tripe, at Bath, to his loving brother, the profound Greshamite, showing, etc.
Page 359 - He was of a most flowing courtesy and affability to all men who made any address to him ; and so desirous to oblige them, that he did not enough consider the value of the obligation, or the merit of the person he chose to oblige ; from which, much of his misfortune resulted.
Page 339 - Rome's ancient genius, o'er its ruins spread, Shakes off the dust, and rears his rev'rend head. Then sculpture and her sister-arts revive; Stones leap'd to form, and rocks began to live; With sweeter notes each rising temple rung; A Raphael painted, and a Vida sung! Immortal Vida! on whose honour'd brow The poet's bays and critic's ivy grow: Cremona now shall ever boast thy name, As next in place to Mantua, next in fame!
Page 235 - Such an improvement of the doctrine of the enmity between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent...
Page 58 - Perhaps no philosopher ever stated more justly, more naturally, or more modestly, than Tucker, the ruling maxim of his life. " My thoughts," says he, " have taken a turn from my earliest youth towards searching into the foundations and measures of right and wrong ; my love for retirement has furnished me with continual leisure ; and the exercise of my reason has been my daily employment.
Page 405 - And when we look upon their machines, Homer seems like his own Jupiter in his terrors, shaking Olympus, scattering the lightnings, and firing the heavens; Virgil, like the same power in his benevolence, counselling with the gods, laying plans for empires, and regularly ordering his whole creation.
Page 469 - An appeal to all the true members of the church of England, in behalf of the king's ecclesiastical supremacy, as by law established; by our convocations approved ; and by our most eminent bishops and clergymen stated and defended, against both the popish and fanatical opposers of it, 1698,
Page 364 - The witty Duke of Buckingham was an extreme bad man. His duel with Lord Shrewsbury was concerted between him and Lady Shrewsbury. All that morning she was trembling for her gallant, and wishing the death of her husband ; and, after his fall, 'tis said the duke slept with her in his bloody shirt.

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