The Biographical Dictionary of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge--: Atk-Azz

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Página 40 - At the end of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth century...
Página 340 - I bear them, so without measure misordered, that I think myself in hell, till time come that I must go to Mr. Elmer, who teacheth me, so gently, so pleasantly, with such fair allurements to learning, that I think all the time nothing, whiles I am with him. And when I am called from him, I fall on weeping, because, whatsoever I do else, but learning, is full of grief, trouble, fear, and whole misliking unto me.
Página 340 - Bishop of London, published an answer to Knox, under the title of An Harbour for Faithful and true Subjects, against the late Blown Blast, concerning the government of Women* And certainly he was a thought more acute, a thought less precipitate and simple, than his adversary.
Página 213 - Wow strain I can do myself like any now going ; but the exquisite touch which renders ordinary commonplace things and characters interesting from the truth of the description and the sentiment is denied to me.
Página 190 - At the end of the fifteenth and the beginning of the sixteenth century, society was in a state of excitement.
Página 375 - SHOULD old acquaintance be forgot, And never thought upon. The flames of love extinguished, And freely past and gone ? Is thy kind heart now grown so cold In that loving breast of thine, That thou canst never once reflect On old...
Página 365 - A Catalogue of the Manuscripts preserved in the British Museum, hitherto undescribed, consisting of five thousand volumes ; including the collections of Sir Hans Sloane, Bart., the Rev. Thomas Birch, DD, and about five hundred volumes bequeathed, presented, or purchased at various times.
Página 16 - ... of Longinus, an action which would have been approved by Demosthenes. He has a peculiar force in his way, and has many of his audience, who could not be intelligent hearers of his discourse, were there not explanation as well as grace in his action. This art of his is used with the most exact and honest skill. He never attempts your passions until he has convinced your reason.
Página 242 - Milan library ; but the writing, he observes, is that of the end of the sixteenth, or beginning of the seventeenth century; and from the paper having on it
Página 361 - The Count of Gabalis : or, the Extravagant Mysteries of the Cabalists, exposed in Five Pleasant Discourses on the Secret Sciences.

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