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Page 193 - Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
Page 283 - Bosworth-field, with a taste of the variety of other poems, left by sir John Beaumont, baronet, deceased; set forth by his sonne, sir John Beaumont, baronet, and dedicated to the king's most excellent majestic.
Page 514 - Atterbury, being in company with Bentley and Pope, insisted upon knowing the Doctor's opinion of the English Homer ; and that, being earnestly pressed to declare his sentiments freely, he said, " The verses are good verses, but the work is not Homer ; it is Spondanus.
Page 198 - ... he had a very moving and pathetical way of writing, and was his whole life long a man of great zeal and much simplicity ; but was most unhappily subtle and metaphysical in every thing.
Page 287 - There are In It a great many flowers well worth gathering, and a man who has the art of stealing wisely will find his account In reading It.
Page 425 - I am sorry for it too," replied the gallant Benbow, " but I had rather have lost them both than have seen this dishonour brought upon the English nation. But, do you hear ? If another shot should take me off, behave like brave men, and fight it out.
Page 258 - Essays added to this volume, and which he afterwards printed separately in octavo, were on Poetry and Music : on Laughter and ludicrous Composition ; and on the Utility of Classical Learning.
Page 269 - Several funeral discourses." 2. The " Life of Madame de Lestonac." 3. The life of " Madame de Chantal ;" and, 4. " Letters on the government of Religious Houses," Paris, 1740, I2mo. * BEAUFORT (HENRY), bishop of Winchester, and cardinal priest of the church of Rome, was the son of John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster, by his third wife, Catherine Swinford. He studied for some years both at Cambridge and at Oxford, in the latter in Queen's college, and was afterwards a benefactor to University and Lincoln...
Page 261 - " i, in his eighteenth year. The death of the latter was occasioned by a rapid fever. The suddenness of the shock made it more deeply felt by the father, as he had not yet recovered from the loss of the eldest, who was taken from him by the slow process of consumption. Soon after the death of James Hay, his father drew up an account of his Life and Character ; to which were added, Essays and Fragments, written by this extraordinary youth. Of this volume a few copies only were printed, and were given...
Page 456 - King was supposed to have lost respect for him ; and several persons at court took the liberty to mimic his person and behaviour, which was stiff and formal. Thus it was a common jest for some courtier to put a black patch on his nose, and strut about with a white staff in his hand, to make the King merry.

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