A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen, Volume 8

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Page 171 - There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
Page 68 - I have, I will erect the royal standard, and proclaim to the people of Britain, that Charles Stuart is come over to claim the crown of his ancestors, to win it, or...
Page 122 - Church, do declare, enact, and ordain, that it shall be an instruction to presbyteries, that if, at the moderating in a call to a vacant pastoral charge, the major part of the male heads of families, members of the vacant congregation, and in full communion with the Church, shall disapprove of the person in whose favour the call is proposed to be moderated in, such disapproval shall be deemed sufficient ground for the presbytery rejecting such person, and that he shall be rejected accordingly...
Page 150 - The Principles of Physiology, applied to the Preservation of Health, and to the Improvement of Physical and Mental Education.
Page 63 - What a navy ! — what sacrifices for nothing ! — what an admiral ! All hope is gone. That Villeneuve, instead of entering the Channel, has taken refuge in Ferrol ! It is all over : he will be blockaded there. Daru, sit down and write.
Page 284 - He was a Fellow of the Royal Societies of London and Edinburgh, and a member of the Astronomical Society of London.
Page 68 - Lochiel, who, my father has often told me, was our firmest friend, may stay at home, and learn from the newspapers the fate of his prince.'— ' No,' said Lochiel, 'I'll share the fate of my prince; and so shall every man over whom nature or fortune hath given me any power.
Page 116 - Alas ! Sir, so I thought in my ignorance and pride. I have now no reserve in saying, that the sentiment was wrong, and that, in the utterance of it, I penned what was most outrageously wrong. Strangely blinded that I was ! What, Sir, is the object of mathematical science? Magnitude and the proportions of magnitude. But then, Sir, I had forgotten two magnitudes — I thought not of the littleness of time — I recklessly thought not of the greatness of eternity.
Page 249 - Parliament, and was raised to the peerage, with a pension of 2,000/. having previously been created a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, and subsequently a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. He was likewise a Knight of the Tower and Sword, in Portugal.
Page 116 - I was at that time, Sir, more devoted to mathematics than to the literature of my profession ; and feeling grieved and indignant at what I conceived an undue reflection on the abilities and education of our clergy, I came forward with that pamphlet to rescue them from what I deemed an unmerited reproach, by maintaining that a devoted and exclusive attention to the study of mathematics was not dissonant to the proper habits of a clergyman. Alas ! Sir, so I thought in my ignorance and pride. I have...

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