Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 4

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Leslie Stephen
Macmillan, 1885 - Great Britain

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Page 251 - Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do.
Page 404 - The Baronetage of England, or the History of the English Baronets, and such Baronets of Scotland as are of English Families, with Genealogical Tables, and Engravings of their Armorial bearings.
Page 290 - Garth thus compliments his antagonist, at his expense, in the following lines : So diamonds take a lustre from their foil, And to a Bentley 'tis we owe a Boyle...
Page 34 - KARAMANIA; OR, A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SOUTH COAST OF ASIA MINOR. And of the Remains of Antiquity : with Maps, Plans, Views, &c.
Page 307 - The Miseries of Human Life ; or the Last Groans of Timothy Testy and Samuel Sensitive, with a few supplementary Sighs from Mrs. Testy.
Page 289 - ... a vacuum, without the mediation of anything else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is to me so great an absurdity, that I believe no man who has in philosophical matters a competent faculty of thinking, can ever fall into it. Gravity must be caused by an agent acting constantly according to certain laws ; but whether this agent be material or immaterial, I have left to the consideration of my readers.
Page 419 - The wonderful agony which he appeared in when he examined the circumstance of the handkerchief in Othello ; the mixture of love that intruded upon his mind, upon the innocent answers Desdemona makes, betrayed in his...
Page 251 - By utility is meant that property in any object, whereby it tends to produce benefit, advantage, pleasure, good, or happiness (all this in the present case comes to the same thing), or (what comes again to the same thing) to prevent the happening of mischief, pain, evil, or unhappiness to the party whose interest is considered...
Page 330 - So much understanding, so much knowledge, so much innocence, and such humility, I did not think had been the portion of any but angels, till I saw this gentleman.
Page 361 - The main Principles of the Creed and Ethics of the Jews, exhibited in Selections from the Yad Hachazakah of Maimonides, with a literal English Translation, copious Illustrations from the Talmud, &c.

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