The Dictionary of National Biography

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Sir Leslie Stephen
Macmillan, 1900 - Great Britain
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Page 53 - which he would have been content should have been thus englished : An ambassador is an honest man, sent to lie abroad for the good of his country
Page 334 - Sir William Yonge sent me word that it should be pronounced so as to rhyme with seat, and that none but an Irishman would pronounce it yrait. Now here were two men of the highest rank, the one the best speaker in the House of Lords, the other the best speaker in the House of Commons, differing
Page 430 - equally qualified for either department. By what unaccountable caprice has it happened that the latter, who pretends to no experience whatsoever, is removed to the most important of the two departments, and the former by preference placed in an office where his experience can be of no use to him
Page 54 - He was a constant cherisher,' says Walton, ' of all those youths in that school, in whom he found either a constant diligence or a genius that prompted them to learning'— ' one or more hopeful youths ' being ' taken and boarded in his own house.
Page x - It is believed that the names include all men and women of British or Irish race who have achieved any reasonable measure of distinction in any walk of life ; every endeavour has been made to accord admission to every statesman, lawyer, divine, painter, author, inventor, actor, physician, surgeon, man of science, traveller, musician, soldier, sailor, bibliographer,
Page 329 - Musica Transalpina, Madrigales, translated of foure, five, and six parts, chosen out of divers excellent Authors, with the first and second part of " La Verginella," made by Maister Byrd upon two stanz's of " Ariosto," and brought to speak English with the rest.
Page 297 - man, saw your whole conduct in the light that I do. After years of ineffectual resistance to the pernicious principles introduced by your lordship, he determined to quit a court whose proceedings and decisions he could neither assent to with honour nor oppose with success.
Page 281 - many are of that irregular kind which, when he formed his poetical character, was supposed to be Pindarick. Having fixed his attention on Cowley as a model, he has attempted in some sort to rival him, and has written a
Page 334 - Now here were two men of the highest rank, the one the best speaker in the House of Lords, the other the best speaker in the House of Commons, differing entirely.
Page 197 - I am proud to call my friend, has obliged all honest and virtuous men by one of the most bold, most general, and most useful satires which has ever been presented on the English theatre.

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