A Biographical History of England: from Egbert the Great to the Revolution: Consisting of Characters Disposed in Different Classes, and Adapted to a Methodical Catalogue of Engraved British Heads, Volumen 4

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Página 60 - Bui-net, •who styles her a wise and worthy woman, says, that " She was more likely to have maintained the post (of protector) than either of her brothers," according to a saying that went of her, " That those who wore breeches, deserved petticoats better ; but if those in petticoats had been in breeches, they would have held faster.
Página 77 - Dutch fleet, and presently threw it into that confusion which ended in victory. He was not only a man of merit in himself, but had also much of that kind of merit which endeared him to the sailors. His counsels did honour to the cabinet, which he never disgraced but once, and that was by advising the Dutch war, in which he lost his life. In the battle of Southwold Bay, after he had by his conduct rescued a great part of the fleet from the most imminent danger, and given at the same time the most...
Página 88 - Falconberg, in memory of their most dear father, his wives and children. " Who for his loyalty, prudence, and courage, was promoted to several commands of great trust by their majesties, King Charles I.
Página 97 - He is elegant, but not great; he never labours after exquisite beauties, and he seldom falls into gross faults. His versification is smooth, but rarely vigorous; and his rhymes are remarkably exact. He improved taste, if he did not enlarge knowledge, and may be numbered among the benefactors to English literature'.
Página 88 - Refuse his age the needful hours of rest ? Punish a body which he could not please ; Bankrupt of life, yet prodigal of ease ? And all to leave what with his toil he won, To that unfeather'd two-legg'd thing, a son ; Got while his soul did huddled notions try, And born a shapeless lump, like anarchy.
Página 84 - ... the church of England in particular, with a due liberty to Protestant dissenters, and, in general, the Protestant religion and interest over the whole world may be supported and encouraged...
Página 10 - ... in the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it: and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing; in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell.
Página 60 - ... the husbands of his daughters might wish as much for a separation as they then courted the honour of their alliance. Perhaps Oliver was of the same opinion as Marshall, an. Independent minister, who gave...
Página 68 - UniverMI.V. he travelled for some time on the Continent, and on his return practised at the Bar in the city of Edinburgh until 1807, when he removed to London and was called to the Bar by the society of Lincoln's Inn.
Página 96 - At the moment in which he expired, he uttered, with an energy of voice that expressed the most fervent devotion, two lines of his own version of Dies Ira : My God, my Father, and my Friend, Do not forsake me in my end.

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