Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 3

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Leslie Stephen
Macmillan, 1885 - Great Britain
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Page 104 - Also I direct and appoint, that the eight Divinity Lecture Sermons shall be preached upon either of the following subjects, — to confirm and establish the Christian Faith, and to confute all heretics and schismatics — upon the divine authority of the Holy Scriptures — upon the authority of the writings of the Primitive Fathers, as to the faith and practice of the Primitive Church — upon the Divinity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ — upon the Divinity of the Holy Ghost — upon the...
Page 217 - Meteorological Essays concerning the Origin of Springs, Generation of Rain, and Production of Wind ; with an account of the Tide,
Page 235 - I have been writing a ballad, my dear ; I am oppressing my heroine with many misfortunes. I have already sent her Jamie to sea, and broken her father's arm, and made her mother fall sick, and given her Auld Robin Gray for her lover ; but I wish to load her with a fifth sorrow within the four lines, poor thing ! Help me to one.'—* Steal the cow, sister Anne,
Page 237 - Churches of this Kingdome. Never before printed. Whereby such Bookes as were heretofore with much difficulty and charges, transcribed for the use of the Quire, are now to the saving of much Labour and expence, publisht for the general good of all such as shall desire them either for publick or private exercise. Collected out of divers approved Authors.
Page 289 - The 2d edit contains an Essay On the Several Dispensations of God to Mankind, in the order in which they lie in the Bible ; or a Short System of the Religion of Nature and Scripture, 1st edit, 1725.
Page 287 - From distant climes, o'er wide-spread seas, we come. Though not with much eclat or beat of drum; True patriots we, for, be it understood, We left our country for our country's good.
Page 460 - He received his education at St. John's college, Cambridge, where he took the degree of BA 1585. If we may judge from his pamphlet, entitled
Page 234 - Gray,' so called from its being the name of the old herd at Balcarras, was born soon after the close of the year 1771- My sister Margaret had married, and accompanied her husband to London ; I was melancholy, and endeavoured to amuse myself by attempting a few poetical trifles. There was an ancient Scotch melody, of which I was passionately fond ; , who lived before your day, used to sing it to us at Balcarras.
Page 235 - He was the only man too (says Mr. Johnson quite seriously) that did justice to my good breeding; and you may observe that I am well-bred to a degree of needless scrupulosity. No man, (continued he, not observing the amazement of his hearers) no man is so cautious not to interrupt another; no man thinks it so necessary to appear attentive when others are speaking; no man so steadily refuses preference to himself, or so willingly...
Page 448 - Herba Parietis; or, THE WALL-FLOWER AS IT GREW OUT OF THE STONE-CHAMBER BELONGING TO THE METROPOLITAN PRISON OF LONDON, CALLED NEWGATE, being a History which is partly true, partly Romantick, Morally Divine, whereby a Marriage between Reality and Fancy is Solemnized by Divinity, written by THOMAS BAYLY, DD, whilst he was a Prisoner there.

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