The biographical dictionary of the Society for the diffusion of useful knowledge--, Volume 1, Part 1

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1842 - Biography & Autobiography
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Page 96 - And Cain talked with Abel his brother : and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel, his brother ; and slew him.
Page 294 - That it be recommended to the respective assemblies and conventions of the united colonies, where no government sufficient to the exigencies of their affairs has been hitherto established to adopt such government as shall, in the opinion of the representatives of the people, best conduce to the happiness and safety of their constituents in particular, and America in general.
Page 327 - was particular in this writer, that when he had taken his resolution or made his plan for what he designed to write, he would walk about a room and dictate it into language with as much freedom and ease as any one could write it down, and attend to the coherence and grammar of what he dictated.
Page 321 - I have come into his room and stayed five minutes there before he has known anything of it. He had his masters generally at supper with him ; kept very little company beside; and had no amour that I know of; and I think I should have known it if he had had any.
Page 326 - For, after a long and manly, but vain, struggle with his distemper, he dismissed his physicians, and with them all hopes of life. But with his hopes of life he dismissed not his concern for the living, but sent for a youth nearly related and finely accomplished, yet not above being the better for good impressions from a dying friend.
Page 326 - Addison's great colloquial powers more admirable than the courtesy and softness of heart which appeared in his conversation. At the same time, it would be too much to say that he was wholly devoid of the malice which is, perhaps, inseparable from a keen sense of the ludicrous.
Page 321 - I doubt not but you remember the warm instances that noble lord made to the head of the college not to insist upon Mr. Addison's going into orders ; his arguments were founded upon the general pravity and corruption of men of business, who wanted liberal education.
Page 292 - A Concise Historical View of the Difficulties, Hardships, and Perils, which attended the Planting and Progressive Improvements of New England. With a particular Account of its long and Destructive Wars, Expensive Expeditions, &c.
Page 321 - Mr. Addison staid above a year at Blois. He would rise as early as between two and three in the height of summer, and lie a-bed till between eleven and twelve in the depth of winter. He was untalkative whilst here, and often thoughtful: sometimes so lost in thought, that I have come into his room and staid five minutes there before he has known anything of it.
Page 105 - Scotsmen as have signaliz'd themselves by the sword at home and abroad, and a survey of the military transactions wherein Scotland or Scotsmen have been remarkably concern'd, from the first establishment of the Scots monarchy to this present time.

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