A New Biographical Dictionary, of 3000 Cotemporary Public Characters, British and Foreign, of All Ranks and Professions, Volume 1

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G. B. Whittaker, 1825 - Biography

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Page 504 - Typographical Antiquities; or the history of printing in England Scotland and Ireland: containing memoirs of our ancient printers, and a register of the books printed by them.
Page 368 - Spain he published a pamphlet, entitled ' A Few Remarks explanatory of the motives which guided the operations of the British army during the late short campaign in Spain;' the object of which was to justify the retreat of Sir John Moore, and " to clear his reputation from that shade, which by some has been cast over it.
Page 510 - An inquiry into the corn laws and corn trade of Great Britain and their influence on the prosperity of the Kingdom...
Page 361 - The Tomb of Alexander, a Dissertation on the Sarcophagus, brought from Alexandria, and now in the British Museum.
Page 437 - Speech in the Court of King's Bench on a Motion for a new Trial in the case of King и. Piéton,
Page 106 - ... coalition with Lord North. When the united parties accomplished the expulsion of Lord Shelborne, and again obtained the reins of power, Lord Fitzwilliam was intended to be the President of the Board of Commissioners for the management of India affairs, under the celebrated India Bill of Mr. Fox. That bill, however, caused the dismissal of the ministry ; and it also destroyed, for many years, the influence which Lord Fitzwilliam had possessed in the city and county of York. Till the year 1793,...
Page 353 - At bis lodge, in Downing College, E. Christian, esq. of Gray's Inn, barrister-at-law, chief justice of the Isle of Ely, Downing professor of the laws of England, in the University of Cambridge, professor of general polity, and the laws of England, in the East India College, Hertford, and a commissioner of bankrupts. He was formerly fellow of St. John's College, BA 1779, MA 1782, and was distinguished for his classical acquirements, having obtained the Chancellor's medal in 1779. He published...
Page 7 - ... in the long lapse of ages have filled the sacred seat on which he now sits, none ever had purer hands — none ever had a conscientious desire of equity more ardent and more incessant than Lord Eldon. The amazing expanse of his views, the inexpressible niceness of his discrimination, his...
Page 399 - ... Orthes, and Toulouse. For his brilliant services in the Peninsular War, he repeatedly received the thanks of parliament, and in May 17, 1814, was raised to the peerage as Baron Combermere. Although not at Waterloo, he had the command of the cavalry of the army of occupation in France ; and in 1817 was appointed governor of Barbadoes, and commander of the forces in the West Indies. In 1822, he became commander-in-chief in Ireland ; and in 1825 was nominated commander of the forces in India. In...
Page 374 - The hatred of this fanatic against the Christian religion was as fervent as that which he entertained against the monarchy. In September, 1792, he was deputed from the Oise to the Convention, where he voted for the death of Louis XVI. in the name of the human race! In the same year he published a work entitled

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