The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation: Particulary the British and Irish; from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time, Volume 17

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Alexander Chalmers
J. Nichols, 1814 - Biography
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Page 279 - When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
Page 375 - I had no sooner spoken these words, but a loud though yet gentle noise came from the heavens (for it was like nothing on earth), which did so comfort and cheer me, that I took my petition as granted, and that I had the sign I demanded, whereupon also I resolved to print my book.
Page 119 - Hampden was a man of much greater cunning, and it may be of the most discerning spirit, and of the greatest address and insinuation to bring any thing to pass which he desired, of any man of that time, and who laid the design deepest.
Page 375 - O thou eternal God, author of the light which now shines upon me, and giver of all inward illuminations, I do beseech thee, of thy infinite goodness, to pardon a greater request than a sinner ought to make ; I am not satisfied enough whether...
Page 30 - Jurisdiction of the House of Lords," with an introductory preface, including a narrative of the same jurisdiction, from the accession of James I. 5. " Analysis of the Law," without date, but seems to have been only a design for, 6. " History of the Common Law of England, in twelve chapters,
Page 119 - He was of that rare affability and temper in debate, and of that seeming humility and submission of judgment, as if he brought no opinion of his own with him, but a desire of information and instruction ; yet he had so subtle a way of interrogating, and under the notion of doubts, insinuating his objections; that he infused his own opinions 'into those from whom he pretended to learn and receive them.
Page 149 - October 26, 1712, he was elected a knight companion of the most noble order of the garter.
Page 42 - Hemastaticks," and came out in 1733. In this the subject of the urinary calculus also is treated chemically and medically. With a laudable view of preventing as well as curing, the sufferings and crimes of his fellow-creatures, this good man published anonymously " a friendly admonition to the drinkers of gin, brandy, and other spirituous liquors...
Page 119 - And even with them who were able to preserve themselves from his infusions, and discerned those opinions to be fixed in him with which they could not comply, he always left the character of an ingenious and conscientious person.
Page 270 - The Scripture account of the attributes and worship of God, and of the character and offices of Jesus Christ, by a candid Enquirer after Truth.

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