A Biographical History of England: From Egbert the Great to the Revolution: Consisting of Characters Disposed in Different Classes, and Adapted to a Methodical Catalogue of Engraved British Heads: Intended as an Essay Towards Reducing Our Biography to System, and a Help to the Knowledge of Portraits: Interspersed with a Variety of Anecdotes, and Memoirs of a Great Number of Persons ... With a Preface ...
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Page 308 - compass and force. Mr. Pope, in the following lines, hints at the vogue of this instrument in the reign of Charles. " No wonder then, when all was love and sport. The willing muses were debauched at court : On each enervate string they taught the note
Page 16 - became canon of Ely, canon-residentiary of St. Paul's, and subdean of the chapel royal. He was a man of a truly philosophic genius, of which he has given abundant proof in his " Elements of Speech, an Essay of Enquiry into the natural Production of Letters ; with an Appendix concerning Persons that are deaf and dumb.
Page 102 - of an eastern king, who put a judge to death for an iniquitous sentence, and ordered his hide to be stuffed into a cushion, and placed upon the tribunal, for the son to sit on, who was preferred to his father's office. I fancy
Page 201 - length. This is his epitaph, written by some empiric in poetry. " Here Lockyer lies interr'd, enough ; his name Speaks one hath few competitors in fame ; A name so great, so gen'ral, it may scorn Inscriptions which do vulgar tombs adorn. A
Page 102 - a memorial might not have been unuseful to a son of Sir William Scroggs ; and that both he and his successors would often wriggle in their seats, as long as the cushion lasted." — Drapier's " Letters,
Page 319 - are by the ingenious editor. Our guard upon the royal side! On the reverse our beauty's pride ! Here we discern the frown and smile ; The force and glory of our isle. In the rich medal, both so like Immortals stand, it seems antique
Page 126 - of January, and in Westminster Hall the 20th, and set his hand to the warrant for the king's execution. In the month succeeding that of the king's death, he was appointed one of the commissioners of the navy, with Popham and Blake ; and in April he became an admiral and general at
Page 121 - The rest fame speaks, and make his virtues known, By's zeal for the church, and loyalty to the throne. The artist in his draught doth art excel, None but himself, himself can parallel." But if his steel could his great mind express, That would appear in a much nobler dress.
Page 264 - Bedford, observes to me, on the word dragon, as follows. Mr. Jacob Bobart, botany professor t of Oxford, did, about forty years ago, find a dead rat in the physic-garden, which he made to resemble the common picture of dragons, by altering its
Page 7 - was successively master of Jesus and Trinity Colleges, in Cambridge, and also Margaret professor of divinity in that university. He enjoyed several other very considerable preferments in this reign, which were as much above his ambition, as they were below his merit. He was eminently read in ecclesiastical history and antiquity, and was a most