The Dictionary of National Biography

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Sir Leslie Stephen
Macmillan, 1899 - Great Britain
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Page 346 - ridiculous enough. And he for whom it was intended was too witty to resent it as an injury. If I had railed, I might have suffered for it justly; but I managed my own work more happily, perhaps more dexterously. I avoided the mention of great crimes,
Page 129 - was so insolent as to justify all he had done ; acknowledging no supreme power in England but a parliament, and many things to that purpose. If he has given new occasion to be hanged, certainly he is too dangerous a man to let live, if we can
Page 125 - observing it from his place, said aloud, " This is not honest; yea, it is against morality and common honesty." On which Cromwell fell a-railing at him, crying out with a loud voice, " O Sir Henry Vane, Sir Henry Vane ; the Lord deliver me from
Page 346 - applied myself to the representing of blind sides and little extravagances, to which the wittier a man is, he is generally the more obnoxious. It succeeded as I wished : the jest went round, and he was laughed at in his turn who began the frolic
Page 125 - each, thou hast learned, which few have done. The bounds of either sword to thee we owe : Therefore on thy firm hand Religion leans In peace, and reckons thee her eldest son
Page 125 - that, as the members were going out, ' the general said to young Sir Henry Vane, calling him by his name, that he might have prevented this extraordinary course, but he was a juggler, and had not so much as common honesty ' (BLENCOWE, Sydney Papers, p. 141
Page 432 - for youth, and specially for such as are like to come to dignitie and promotion : as it maye well appeare in the matter folowynge. Newly compiled by W. Wager. Imprinted at London, by William How for Richard Johnes : and are to be solde at his shop
Page 31 - on behalf of honest Cave Underbill, who has been a comic for three generations : my father admired him extremely when he was a boy. There is certainly nature excellently represented in his manner of action, in which he ever avoided that general fault in players of doing too much.
Page 146 - a flea, Johnson burst in with ' It is a pity, sir, that you have not seen a lion ; for a flea has taken you such a time that a lion must have served
Page 429 - only about the waist, and with my nosepiece hanging over my mouth. . . . 'Twas the better part of an hour before one of the crew, looking more narrowly upon me, cried out " Here's our doctor," and immediately they all congratulated my arrival among them. I did what I could presently to wash

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