The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation; Particularly the British and Irish; from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time..
J. Nichols and Son [and 29 others], 1816 - Biography
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Page 487 - 23d Article, that it is not lawful for any man to take upon him the office of preaching or administering the Sacraments "in the congregation," before he be lawfully called, Dr. Rainolds
Page 162 - and such knowledge both of ancient and modern learning, as are not often attained by the maturest age and longest experience." It found its way, however, rather slowly into the world ; but when the author had sent copies to Lord Lansdowne, the Duke of Buckingham, and other great
Page 169 - he informed his readers that the work was imperfect, because part of his subject was " Vice too high" to be yet exposed. This is supposed to allude to the character of the first duchess of Marlborough under the name of Atossa, which was inserted after her death, in a subsequent edition, although Pope received
Page 435 - is very honourable to Quin, who is reported to have delivered Thomson (then known to him only for his genius) from an arrest, by a very considerable present; and its continuance is honourable to both, for friendship is not always the sequel of obligation.
Page 55 - which the sea, after several windings, forms upon, that shore. He found him in the greatest consternation, but exhorted him to keep up his spirits; and, the more to dissipate his fears, he ordered, with an air of unconcern, the baths to be got ready ; when, after having bathed, he sat down to supper with apparent cheerfulness. In the
Page 55 - or to fly to the open fields, where the calcined stones and cinders, though light indeed, yet fell in large showers, and threatened destruction. In this distress they resolved for the fields, as the less dangerous situation of the two;
Page 163 - expectations of the future sale, that the booksellers made their offers with great eagerness : but the highest bidder was Bernard Lintot, who became proprietor, on condition of supplying, at his own expence, all the copies which were to be delivered to subscribers, or presentedto friends, and paying
Page 501 - for I have been a soldier, a sailor, and a courtier, which are courses of wickedness and vice: that his Almighty Goodness will forgive me; that he will cast away my sins from me, and that he will receive me into everlasting life. So I take my leave of you all, making my peace with God.
Page 324 - was sent, July 1711, privately to Paris, with propositions of peace. He was remembered at the French court; and, returning in about a month, brought with him the abb6 Gaultier and Mr. Mesnager, a minister from France, invested with full powers. The negotiation was begun at Prior's house, where the queen's ministers met Mesnager,
Page 323 - had been more accustomed to hostilities, than that such enemies should break his quiet; and. if we can suppose him vexed, it would be hard to deny him sense enough to conceal his uneasiness. The poem, however, produced its author more solid advantages than the pleasure of fretting Dryden ; and Prior, coming to London, obtained such notice, that,