Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 15

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Sir Leslie Stephen, Sir Sidney Lee
Smith, Elder & Company, 1909 - Great Britain
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Page 123 - The Desert of the Exodus. Journeys on Foot in the Wilderness of the Forty Years' Wanderings, undertaken in connection with the Ordnance Survey of Sinai and the Palestine Exploration Fund. By EH PALMER, MA, Lord Almoner's Professor of Arabic and Fellow of St.
Page 220 - With the assistance of one of the soldiers, I have changed a large canoe into a tolerably good schooner, on board of which I this day hoisted the British flag, and shall set sail to the east, with the fixed resolution to discover the termination of the Niger, or perish in the attempt.
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Page 106 - Paulina; or the Truth of the Scripture History of St. Paul evinced, by a Comparison of the Epistles which bear his Name with the Acts of the Apostles and with one another (London, 1790; subsequent editions are by J.
Page 105 - the doing good to mankind, in obedience to the will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness.
Page 331 - ... action of the Land League. Will the hon. member deny and disprove that statement ? I will repeat again what the charge is which I make against him. Probably a more serious charge was never made by any member of this House against another member. It is not that he himself directly planned or perpetrated outrages or murders, but that, he either connived at them, or when warned " Here the right hon. gentleman was interrupted by Mr. Parnell, who exclaimed
Page 235 - ... clear to them, when, God knows, I had not even attempted it. Lord Macclesfield, who had the greatest share in forming the bill, and who is one of the greatest mathematicians and astronomers in Europe, spoke afterwards with infinite knowledge, and all the clearness that so intricate a matter would admit of: but as his words, his periods, and his utterance were not near so good as mine, the preference was most unanimously, though most unjustly, given to me.
Page 339 - It was that notwithstanding the splendid services rendered by Mr. Parnell to his country, his continuance at the present moment in the leadership would be productive of consequences disastrous in the highest degree to the cause of Ireland.
Page 365 - And though old age his face with wrinkles fill, He hath been handsome, and is comely still ; Well fac'd ; and though his beard not oft corrected, Yet neat it grows, not like a beard neglected.

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