The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 16

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Page 320 - God made the world ; or else I am so sharply taunted, so cruelly threatened, yea presently sometimes with pinches, nips, and bobs, and other ways (which I will not name for the honour I bear them) so without measure mis-ordered, that I think myself in hell, till time come that I must go to Mr.
Page 406 - He quotes them, as he tells us himself, as witnesses, whose conspiring testimony, mightily strengthened and confirmed by their discordance on almost every other subject, is a conclusive proof of the unanimity of the whole human race on the great rules of duty and the fundamental principles of morals. On such matters, poets and orators are the most unexceptionable of all witnesses ; for they address themselves to the general feelings and sympathies of mankind...
Page 84 - Whether, indeed, we take him as a poet, — as a comic writer, — or as an historian, he stands in the first class.
Page 319 - ... else, I must do it, as it were, in such weight, measure and number, even so perfectly as God made the world, or else I am so sharply taunted, so cruelly threatened, yea, presently, sometimes with pinches, nips...
Page 319 - I wist all their sport in the park is but a shadow to that pleasure that I find in Plato. Alas ! good folk, they never felt what true pleasure meant.
Page 62 - A Catalogue of the Bishops of England, since the first planting of the Christian religion in this island; together with a brief history of their lives and memorable actions, so near as can be gathered of antiquity.
Page 327 - ... that such a meeting would rather add to his afflictions then increase his quiet, wherewith they had prepared their souls for the stroke of death ; that he demanded a lenitive which would put fire into the wound, and that it was to be feared her presence would rather weaken than strengthen him ; that he ought to take courage from his reason, and derive...
Page 218 - When matters (he says) were made up between Gray and Walpole, and the latter asked Gray to Strawberry Hill, when he came, he without any ceremony told Walpole, that he came to wait on him as civility required, but by no means would he ever be there on the terms of his former friendship, which he had totally cancelled.
Page 129 - SEPULCHRAL monuments in Great Britain applied to illustrate the history of families, manners, habits, and arts, at the different periods from the Norman Conquest to the seventeenth century.
Page 339 - Pilkington having inquired of her where she gained this prodigious knowledge, she modestly replied, that when she could spare time from her needlework, to which she was closely kept by her mother, she had received some little instruction from the minister of the parish.

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