Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 40

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Sir Leslie Stephen
Macmillan, 1894 - Great Britain
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Page 390 - I do not know what I may appear to the world ; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Page 18 - Microcosmus. A Morall Maske, presented with generall liking, at the private house in Salisbury Court, and heere Set down according to the intention of the Authour Thomas Nabbes.
Page 434 - Bowdler was a Fellow of the Royal Society, and of the Society of Antiquaries and...
Page 342 - I saw clearly, that in the history of Arianism, the pure Arians were the Protestants, the semi-Arians were the Anglicans, and that Rome now was what it was then. The truth lay, not with the Via Media, but with what was called "the extreme party.
Page 344 - Truth, for its own sake, had never been a virtue with the Roman clergy. Father Newman informs us that it need not, and on the whole ought not to be; that cunning is the weapon which Heaven has given to the saints wherewith to withstand the brute male force of the wicked world which marries and is given in marriage. Whether his notion be doctrinally correct or not, it is at least historically so.
Page 339 - I read Newton on the Prophecies, and in consequence became most firmly convinced that the Pope was the Antichrist predicted by Daniel, St. Paul, and St. John.
Page 274 - O that we now had here But one ten thousand of those men in England That do no work to-day ! K.
Page 370 - ... not found sensibly diminished at the remotest distance from the centre of the earth to which» •we can rise, neither at the tops of the loftiest buildings, nor even on the summits of the highest mountains, it appeared to him reasonable to conclude that this power must extend much farther than was usually thought.
Page 431 - The Pleasant Historic of the Conquest of the Weast India, now called new Spayne, Atchieued by the worthy Prince Hernando Cortes Marques of the valley of Huaxacac, most delectable to Reade : Translated out of the Spanishe tongue by TN Anno.
Page 47 - I can say, from my own knowledge, as well as from all public rumour or private report, that it is as excellent as his military : in short, a better or a braver man is not easily to be found. He is our man to lead a regular force, or to organise a national one for the Greeks.

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