The List of the Queen's Scholars of St. Peter's College, Westminster: Admitted on that Foundation Since 1633; and of Such as Have Been Thence Elected to Christ Church, Oxford, and Trinity College, Cambridge, from the Foundation by Queen Elizabeth, 1561, to the Present Time. To which is Prefixed, a List of Deans of Westminster, and of Christ Church, Oxford; the Masters of Trinity College, Cambridge; and the Masters of Westminster School

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G.W. Ginger, 1852 - 630 pages
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Page 178 - Till grown more frugal in his riper days, He paid some bards with port, and some with praise, To some a dry rehearsal was assign'd, And others (harder still) he paid in kind.
Page 260 - ... and humanity, that makes him, in my mind, one of the most amiable writers in the world. It is not common to meet with an author who can make you smile, and yet at nobody's expense; who is always entertaining, and yet always harmless ; and who, though always elegant, and classical to a degree not always found in the classics themselves, charms more by the simplicity and playfulness of his ideas, than by the neatness and purity of his verse ; yet such was poor Vinny.
Page 178 - Proud as Apollo on his forked hill, Sate full-blown Bufo puffd by ev'ry quill; Fed with soft Dedication all day long, Horace and he went hand in hand in song.
Page 260 - I love the memory of Vinny Bourne. I think him a better Latin poet than Tibullus, Propertius, Ausonius, or any of the writers in his way, except Ovid, and not at all s. c—1. H inferior to him. I love him too with a love of partiality, because he was usher of the fifth form at Westminster, when I passed through it.
Page 324 - We have not only joined in the work, taken together, but almost every single paper is the joint product of both ; and as we have laboured equally in erecting the fabric, we cannot pretend that any one particular part is the sole...
Page 307 - And art, by judgment form'd, with nature vies : Behold him sound the depth of Hubert's soul, Whilst in his own contending passions roll ; View the whole scene, with critic judgment scan, And then deny him merit if you can. Where he falls short, 'tis nature's fault alone ; Where he succeeds, the merit's all his own.
Page 260 - William and Margaret,' and Rowe's ' Despairing beside a clear stream,' of which it is no compliment to say, that in sweetness of numbers, and elegant expression, they are at least equal to the originals, and scarce inferior to any thing in Ovid or Tibullus.
Page 462 - Memoir of a French New Testament, in which the Mass and Purgatory are found in the Sacred Text ; together with Bishop Kidder's "Reflections
Page 560 - Nottingham, was a person of the greatest abilities and most uncorrupted integrity, a thorough master and zealous defender of the laws and constitution of his country, and endued with a pervading genius, that enabled him to discover and to pursue the true spirit of justice, notwithstanding the embarrassments raised by the narrow and technical notions which then prevailed in the courts of law, and the imperfect ideas of redress which had possessed the courts of equity.
Page 11 - The world wanted learning to know how learned this man was, so skilled in all, especially Oriental languages, that some conceive he might, if then living, almost have served as interpreter-general at the confusion of tongues.

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