Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 13

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Leslie Stephen
Macmillan, 1888 - Great Britain
 

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Page 240 - Finish to the Adventures of Tom, Jerry, and Logic in their Pursuits through Life in and out of London [sequel].
Page 240 - Life in London; or, The Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq., and his elegant friend Corinthian Tom, accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis.
Page 23 - I renounce and refuse as things written with my hand contrary to the truth, which I thought in my heart, and written for fear of death, and to save my life if it might be...
Page 164 - Memoirs of the Protector, Oliver Cromwell, and of his Sons Richard and Henry. Illustrated by Original Letters, and other Family Papers.
Page 123 - He was the first to suggest the formation, and to aid in devising the constitution of the Royal Association for the Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland, which has proved the parent of numerous other art-unions in London, Dublin, Glasgow, and elsewhere.
Page 27 - There he lodged under Tertullian's roof of angels; there he made his nest more gladly than David's swallow near the house of God; where like a primitive saint, he offered more prayers in the night than others usually offer in the day...
Page 158 - We are upon an Engagement very difficult. The Enemy hath blocked up our way at the Pass at Copperspath, through which we cannot get without almost a miracle. He lieth so upon the Hills that we know not how to come that way without great difficulty ; and our lying here daily consumeth our men, who fall sick beyond imagination.
Page 163 - Mr. Lely, I desire you would use all your skill to paint my picture truly like me, and not flatter me at all; but remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me, otherwise I will never pay a farthing for it.
Page 279 - Life and Times of Titian, with some Account of his Family, chiefly from new and unpublished records. With Portrait and Illustrations. 2 vols. Svo. 428. GUMMING (R. GORDON). Five Years of a Hunter's Life in the Far Interior of South Africa.
Page 153 - He had of wiser art ; Where, twining subtle fears with hope He wove a net of such a scope That Charles himself might chase To Carisbrook's narrow case, That thence the royal actor borne The tragic scaffold might adorn...

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