Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 8

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Leslie Stephen
Macmillan, 1886 - Great Britain

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Page 14 - After a wandering life, he settled at Abdera, a town in Thrace, and was sent for thither to be their Lawmaker, Recorder, or Town-clerk, as some will; or as others, he was there bred and born. Howsoever it was, there he lived at last in a garden in the suburbs, wholly betaking himself to his studies and a private life, saving that sometimes he would walk down to the haven, and laugh heartily at such variety of ridiculous objects, which there he saw.
Page 47 - Philological and Biographical Works,' published in 6 vols. in 1817, comprise: In vol. i. ' Horse Biblicae,' being a connected series of notes on the text and literary history of the bibles or sacred books of the Jews and Christians ; and on the bibles or books accounted sacred by the Mahometans, Hindus, Parsees, Chinese, and Scandinavians.
Page 13 - He observed, that it was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise.
Page 14 - Faucis Notus, Paucioribus Ignotus, Hie Jacet Democritus Junior, Cui vitam dedit et mortem melancholia.
Page 44 - The Feminine Monarchic, or a Treatise concerning Bees and the due ordering of Bees,
Page 413 - We must not forget that in the sky of India, serene as it is, a small cloud may arise, at first no bigger than a man's hand, but which, growing larger and larger, may at last threaten to burst, and overwhelm us with ruin.
Page 131 - GOD bless the king, I mean the faith's defender; God bless — no harm in blessing — the pretender; But who pretender is, or who is king, God bless us all — that's quite another thing.
Page 141 - I may give you a general idea of what I have experienced by saying that he married me with the deepest determination of Revenge, avowed on the day of my marriage, and executed ever since with systematic and increasing cruelty...
Page 9 - Elogium fama; inserviens Jacci Etonensis, sive Gigantis ; or, the Praises of Jack of Eton, commonly called Jack the Giant: collected into English metre, after the manner of Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, John Burton, and others.
Page 83 - I shall consider you as the assassin : I shall treat you as such ; and wherever I meet you, I shall pistol you, though you stood behind the king's chair ; and I tell it you in his majesty's presence, that you may be sure I shall not fail of performance.

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