The English Baronetage: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets, Now Existing: Their Descents, Marriages, and Issues; Memorable Actions, Both in War, and Peace; Religious and Charitable Donations; Deaths, Places of Burial and Monumental Iiscriptions [sic], Volume 1

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Tho. Wotton, 1741 - Baronetage
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Page 344 - As his reading had been very extensive, so was he very happy in a memory, tenacious of every thing that he had read. He was not more possessed of knowledge than he was communicative of it. But then his communication of it was by...
Page 24 - MP late a member of the said house, serving as one of the knights of...
Page 344 - He was extremely ready and gentle in his correction of the errors of any writer, who thought fit to consult him...
Page 469 - Inftead of any anfwer to his Majefty upon thefe two mefTages, or fadly confidering how this breach might be made up, they immediately publifh (together with a declaration of their former jealoufies of the Papifts ; of the malignant party ; of the Lord Digby's letter intercepted; of the Earl of...
Page 345 - I will say but one word more in general of his writings, which is, that what he has done in any one species, or distinct kind, would have been sufficient to have acquired him a great name. If he had written nothing but his prefaces, or nothing but his songs or his prologues, each of them would have entitled him to the preference and distinction of excelling in his kind.
Page 344 - I may say, of very pleasing access ; but something slow, and, as it were, diffident in his advances to others. He had something in his nature, that abhorred intrusion into any society whatsoever.
Page 79 - Earl of Pembroke, and from William Ferrars, Earl of Derby, Hugh de Vivon, and William Malet, men of eminent worth in their times.
Page 214 - But he retained his old affections, and more remembered the cruel usage he had received, than that they had not proceeded as cruelly with him as they might have done. He had a great friendship with a young gentleman, Mr. Hales, who lived in Kent, and was married to a lady of a noble birth and fortune, he being heir to one of the greatest fortunes...
Page 383 - ... and the light of her grace, and then death overwhelmed the remnant, and utterly deprived him of recovery, and they say of him, that had he brought less to her court than he did, he might have carried away more than he brought, for he had a time on it, but an ill husband of opportunity.
Page 470 - State, fhould fo foolifhly expofe himfelf and his family, of great antiquity, to comply with the humours of thofe men, whofe perfons he did not much efteem, and whofe defigns he perfectly detefted.

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