Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 35

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Sir Leslie Stephen
Macmillan, 1893 - Great Britain
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Page 440 - those be counted the noblest knights that do kill most men without any quarrel, and commit foulest adulteries by subtlest shifts : as Sir Lancelot with the wife of King Arthur his master; Sir Tristram with the wife of King Mark his uncle ; Sir
Page 20 - A Dictionary, Geographical, Statistical, and Historical, of the Various Countries, Places, and Principal Natural Objects in the World,
Page 295 - by a Slave in the Island of Cuba recently liberated, translated from the Spanish; with the History of the Early Life of the Negro Poet, written by Himself; to which are prefixed Two Pieces Descriptive of Cuban Slavery and the Slave-Traffic by RRM,
Page 335 - Who is the wise man, that may understand this ? and who is he to whom the mouth of the Lord hath spoken, that he may declare it, for what the land perisheth
Page 439 - enprised to imprint a book of the noble histories of the said King Arthur and of certain of his knights after a copy unto me delivered, which copy Sir Thomas Malory did take out of certain
Page 224 - in his chosen art, I will venture to say nothing here ; but of his prodigious fertility of mind, and wonderful wealth of intellect, I may confidently assert that they would have made him, if he had so minded, at least as great a writer as
Page 434 - sufficiently acknowledge my obligations to my friend, Mr. Malone, who was so good as to allow me to read to him almost the whole of my manuscript, and made such remarks as were greatly to the advantage of the work
Page 275 - He domineered over the prisoners, the counsel, and his colleagues alike. Devoid of even a pretence to judicial decorum, he delighted while on the bench in the broadest jests and the most insulting taunts, ' over which he would chuckle the more from observing that correct people were shocked
Page 354 - •you may fall in with ; and if you should be so fortunate as to intercept him, you are to transfer him and his family to the ship you command and, there keeping him in careful custody, return to the nearest port in England, going into Torbay in
Page 147 - Memorial for his Highness the Prince of Orange in relation to the Affairs of Scotland, together with the Address of the Presbyterian party in that Kingdom to his Highness, and some Observations on that Address by two Persons of Quality,

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