Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 44

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Sir Leslie Stephen
Macmillan, 1895 - Great Britain
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Page 222 - But it may be that I shall leave a name sometimes remembered with expressions of goodwill in the abodes of those whose lot it is to labour and to earn their daily bread by the sweat of their brow, when they shall recruit their exhausted strength with abundant and untaxed food, the sweeter because it is no longer leavened by a sense of injustice.
Page 154 - A Commentary, with Notes, on the four Evangelists and the Acts of the Apostles," with other theological pieces.
Page 83 - ... a high degree, and affected an extravagant behaviour ; for many weeks he would take a conceit not to speak one word ; and at other times, he would not open his mouth, till such an hour of the day, when he thought the air was pure ; he changed the day into night, and often hunted by torch light, and took all sorts of liberties to himself, many of which were very disagreeable to those about him. In the end of king Charles's time, and during king James's reign, he affected an appearance of folly,...
Page 387 - To ride in this place at anchor a whole summer together without hope of action, to see daily disorders in the fleet, and not to have means to remedy them, and to be in an employment, where a man can neither do service to the State, gain honour to himself, nor do courtesies to his friends, is a condition that I think nobody will be ambitious of.
Page 63 - Learning is a peculiar compound of memory, imagination, scientific habit, accurate observation, all concentrated, through a prolonged period, on the analysis of the remains of literature. The result of this sustained mental endeavour is not a book, but a man.
Page 26 - An Enquiry into the State of the Union of Great Britain and the Past and Present State of the Trade and Public Revenues thereof,
Page 212 - An Act for the Preservation of the Health and Morals of Apprentices and others employed in Cotton and other Mills and Cotton and other Factories...
Page 188 - Memoirs of the life and actions of Oliver Cromwell, as delivered in three Panegyrics of him written in Latin ; the first, as said, by Don Juan Roderiguez de Saa Meneses, Conde de...
Page 215 - The credit belongs to others, and not to me. It belongs to Mr. Fox — to Mr. Grattan — to Mr. Plunkett — to the gentlemen opposite, and to an illustrious and right honourable friend of mine who is now no more. By their efforts, in spite of my opposition, it has proved victorious.
Page 221 - The remedy is the removal of all impediments to the import of all kinds of human food — that is the total and absolute repeal for ever of all duties on all articles of subsistence...

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