A new and general biographical dictionary

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Page 502 - You have heard that it was said to them of old: Thou shalt not commit adultery. But I say to you, that whosoever shall look on a woman to lust after her, hath already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Page 62 - Siris ; a chain of philosophical reflections and inquiries concerning the virtues of Tar Water:" a medicine which had been useful to himself in a case of nervous colic.
Page 58 - A Proposal for the Better Supplying of Churches in our Foreign Plantations, and for Converting the Savage Americans to Christianity by a College to be Erected in the Summer Islands, Otherwise Called the Isles of Bermuda . . . London, 1724 ' Fothergill, John] . Considerations Relative to the North American Colonies.
Page 182 - Pity it is, that the momentary beauties flowing from an harmonious elocution, cannot like those of poetry be their own record! That the animated graces of the player can live no longer than the instant breath and motion that presents them; or at best can but faintly glimmer through the memory, or imperfect attestation of a few surviving spectators.
Page 517 - His history is written with elegance and vigour, but his fabulousness and credulity are justly blamed. His fabulousness, if he was the author of the fictions, is a fault for which no apology can be made ; but his credulity may be excused in an age when all men were credulous.
Page 318 - In the preamble of this act (which passed the legislature), a conviction was expressed, that ' if many offenders convicted of crimes for which transportation has been usually inflicted, were ordered to solitary confinement, accompanied by well regulated labour and religious instruction, it might be the means, under Providence, not only of deterring others from the commission of the like crimes, but also of reforming the individuals and inuring them to habits of industry.
Page 56 - Poor philosopher Berkeley has now the idea t of health, which was very hard to produce in him ; for he had an idea of a strange fever upon him so strong, that it was very hard to destroy it by introducing a contrary one.
Page 293 - Songs of sundrie natures, some of gravitie and others of myrth, fit for all companies and voyces; lately made and Composed into musicke of three, four, five, and six parts, and published for the delight of all such as take pleasure in the exercise of that art.
Page 183 - Betterton spoke be as easily known as what he spoke, then might you see the Muse of Shakespear in her triumph, with all her beauties in their best array rising into real life, and charming her beholders. But alas ! since all this is so far out of the reach of description, how shall I...
Page 300 - The History of the Acts of the Holy Apostles, confirmed from other authors, and considered as full evidence of the Truth of Christianity; being the substance of his sermons at the Boyle Lectures in 1736, '37, '38, Lon., 1742, 2 vols.

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