The Biographical Dictionary of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge--, Volume 3, Issue 1

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Page 8 - Essai historique sur le commerce et la navigation de la mer Noire...
Page 259 - Wit they had all in equal measure, and in a measure so large, that no age perhaps ever produced three men, to whom Nature had more bountifully bestowed it, or in whom Art had brought it to higher perfection.
Page 258 - His lucubrations lie neglected among old news-papers, cases, petitions, and abundance of unanswerable letters. I wish to God they had been among the papers of a noble Lord sealed up. Then might Scriblerus have passed for the Pretender, and...
Page 263 - A most excellent and Compendious Method of curing woundes in the head, and in other partes of the body, with other precepts of the same Arte...
Page 305 - Thy nightly visits to my chamber made, That thou might'st know me safe and warmly laid...
Page 258 - When shop was shut up, he would go about the neighbourhood, and earn half a crown by teaching the young men and maids to dance. By these methods he had acquired immense riches, which he used to squander away at back-sword, quarter-staff, and cudgel-play, in which he took great pleasure; and challenged all the country. You will say it is no wonder if BULL and FROG should be jealous of this fellow.
Page 206 - ... vice of that age, many of the wives and children of Queen Elizabeth's glorious captains were reduced to poverty, his purse was their common treasury, and they knew not...
Page 260 - Plight (towards the end of the fifteenth or the beginning of the sixteenth century...
Page 259 - ... they all had in common. Dr. Arbuthnot was skilled in every thing which related to science ; Mr. Pope was a master in the fine arts ; and Dr. Swift excelled in the knowledge of the world. Wit they had all in equal measure, and...
Page 269 - Action d'un Feu egal, violent et continue pendant plusieurs Jours sur un grand Nombre de Terres, de Pierres, et Chaux ARCET. Mfetalliques essayees pour la plupart telles qu'elles sortent du Sein de la Terre,

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