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..
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Page 445 - The first time I was in company with Foote was at Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion of the fellow, I was resolved not to be pleased ; and it is very difficult to please a man against his will. I went on eating my dinner pretty sullenlyj affecting not to mind him.
Page 253 - My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved : and my study shall be in thy statutes.
Page 297 - Fiennes, besides the credit and reputation of his father, had a very good stock of estimation in the house of commons upon his own score ; for truly he had very good parts of learning and nature, and was privy to, and a great manager in, the most secret designs from the beginning ; and if he had not incumbered himself with command in the army, to which men thought his nature not so well disposed, he had sure been second to none in those councils, after Mr.
Page 56 - I am in religion neither a fantastic puritan, nor a superstitious papist ; but so settled in conscience, that I have the sure ground of God's word to warrant all I believe, and the commendable ordinances of our English church to approve all I practise : in which course I live a faithful Christian, and an obedient subject, and so teach my family.
Page 102 - I shall do well :' and taking him in his arms, said, ' Thou hast ever been an honest man, and I hope God will bless thee, and make thee a happy servant to my son, whom I have charged in my letter to continue his love, and trust to you ;' adding, ' I do promise you that if ever I am restored to my dignity I will bountifully reward you both for your service and sufferings.
Page 325 - My Lord of Rochester, Many of these Words might have been "' well spared; but I wist it is often seen that the greatest Clerks "' are not always the wisest men.
Page 79 - and it is of little importance whether I fall by the tomahawk or die of disease and old age; but you are young, and, it is to be hoped, have many years before you, therefore decide for us both; my only fear is, that, if we retire, the whole district will break up and take to flight; and this fine country, which I have been at such cost and trouble to improve, will again become a wilderness.
Page 297 - Monarchy asserted to be the best, most ancient, and legal form of government, in a conference held at Whitehall with Oliver Lord Protector, and Committee of Parliament, &c. in April 1657.