The general biographical dictionary. Revised by A. Chalmers

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Page 327 - Next Marlowe, bathed in the Thespian springs, Had in him those brave translunary things That the first poets had ; his raptures were All air and fire, which made his verses clear ; For that fine madness still he did retain Which rightly should possess a poet's brain.
Page 79 - A Scotchman must be a very sturdy moralist, who does not love Scotland better than truth ; he will always love it better than inquiry : and if falsehood flatters his vanity, will not be very diligent to detect it.
Page 66 - A NEW LITERAL TRANSLATION From the Original Greek, OF ALL THE APOSTOLICAL EPISTLES, WITH A COMMENTARY AND NOTES, Philological, Critical, Explanatory, and Practical.
Page 288 - ... her try if he had forgot his psalms, by naming any one she would have him repeat; and by casting her eye over it she would know if he was right...
Page 425 - So sincere and so undisguised, that no mind with a spark of generosity would ever think of hurting him, he lies so open to injury. But so indolent, that if he cannot overcome this habit, all his good qualities will signify nothing at all.
Page 24 - ... to the great question. His studies, being honest, ended in conviction. He found that religion was true, and what he had learned he endeavoured to teach (1747), by Observations on the Conversion of St. Paul; a treatise to which infidelity has never been able to fabricate a specious answer.
Page 225 - BENEFITS. With an ESSAY ON CHARITY AND CHARITY-SCHOOLS. And A Search into the Nature of Society.
Page 392 - An Account of the Growth of Popery and arbitrary Government in England...
Page 451 - A short account of the parish of Waterbeach, in the diocese of Ely, by a late Vicar...
Page 111 - It is impossible, for there is but one in the world; that is in the Grand Signior's library at Constantinople, and is the seventh book on the second shelf on the right hand as you go in.

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