The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 4

Front Cover
Alexander Chalmers
J. Nichols, 1812 - Biography
0 Reviews
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 193 - Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
Page 283 - Bosworth-field : with a Taste of the Variety of other Poems, left by Sir John Beaumont, Baronet, deceased : Set forth by his Sonne, Sir John Beavmont, Baronet; and dedicated to the Kings most Excellent Maiestie.
Page 197 - Richard, thou art an old fellow — an old knave ; thou hast written books enough to load a cart, every one as full of sedition (I might say, treason) as an egg is full of meat. Hadst thou been whipped out of thy writing-trade forty years ago it had been happy.
Page 197 - this is your Presbyterian cant; truly called to be bishops: that is himself, and such rascals, called to be bishops of Kidderminster, and other such places. Bishops set apart by such factious, snivelling Presbyterians as himself: a Kidderminster bishop he means. According to the saying of a late learned author — Arid every parish shall maintain a tithe pig metropolitan.
Page 503 - be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you.
Page 258 - On Poetry and Music, On Laughter and Ludicrous Composition, and On the Utility of Classical Learning.
Page 261 - The death of the latter was occasioned by a rapid fever. The suddenness of the shock made it more deeply felt by the father, as he had not yet recovered from the loss of the eldest, who was taken from him by the slow process of consumption. Soon after the death of James Hay, his father drew up an account of his Life and Character ; to which were added, Essays and Fragments, written by this extraordinary youth. Of this volume a few copies only were printed, and were given as " presents " to those...
Page 269 - Greek characters, that those about him might not understand him, and afterwards he copied out the whole fair in his diary. This journal is inserted among the records in Bishop Burnet's History of the Reformation. * Henry Beaufort, bishop of Winchester, and cardinal priest of the church of Rome, was the son of John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster, by his third wife, Catharine Swinford.
Page 196 - I observe you are in all these dirty causes ; and were it not for you Gentlemen of the Long Robe, who should have more wit and honesty than to support and hold up these factious knaves by the chin, we should not be at the pass we are at.
Page 197 - Hadst thou been whipped out of thy writing trade forty years ago, it had been happy. Thou pretendest to be a preacher of the gospel of peace, and thou hast one foot in the grave ; 'tis time for thee to begin to think what account thou intendest to give.

Bibliographic information