The Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 10

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Sir Leslie Stephen, Sir Sidney Lee
Oxford University Press, 1908 - Great Britain

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Page 268 - PRINCE, was a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without one single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...
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Page 272 - Well, I call this an excellent good book, by far the best of the autobiographic kind I remember to have read in the English language ; and indeed, except it be Boswell's of Johnson, I do not know where we have such a picture drawn of a human life, as in these three volumes. " A pious, ingenious, altogether human and worthy book; imaging, with graceful honesty and free felicity, many interesting objects and persons on your life-path, and imaging throughout, what is best of all, a gifted, gentle, patient,...
Page 433 - Experiments Upon Vegetables, Discovering Their Great Power of Purifying the Common Air in Sunshine, and of Injuring It in the Shade and at Night.
Page 125 - The Northern Heights of London ; or, Historical Associations of Hampstead, Highgate, Muswell Hill, Hornsey, and Islington. By WILLIAM HOWITT. With about 40 Woodcuts. Square crown 8vo.
Page 223 - I returned to Edinburgh in 1769 very opulent (for I possessed a revenue of 1000/. a year), healthy, and though somewhat stricken in years, with the prospect of enjoying long my ease, and of seeing the increase of my reputation.
Page 355 - In the interpretation of nature, he remarks, "no powers are to be employed that are not natural to the globe, no action to be admitted of except those of which we know the principle, and no extraordinary events to be alleged in order to explain a common appearance.
Page 479 - ... pompous and expensive vanities ; having erected for himself a more glorious monument in the hearts of good men, by his affection to his country, his abilities of mind, his impartial justice, his diligence in the public service, and his other virtues ; which were a far greater honour to his memory, than a dormitory amongst the ashes of kings, who, says he, for the most part, as they had governed others by their passions, so were they themselves as much governed by them.
Page 495 - IRWIN (EYLES). A series of adventures in the course of a voyage up the Red Sea, on the coasts of Arabia and Egypt ; and of a route through the Deserts of Theba´s, hitherto unknown to the European travellers, in the year 1777...
Page 383 - I intended it ; the truth is, his behaviour and humour was grown so unsupportable to myself, and to all the world else, that I could not longer endure it, and it was impossible for me to live with it and do those things with the Parliament that must be done, or the Government will be lost.

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