Dictionary of national biography, ed. by L. Stephen (and S. Lee). [With] Suppl. 3 vols.;Index and epitome [and] Errata, Volume 1

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Page 127 - Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison...
Page 175 - This view, most popular at the end of the last and the beginning of this century and coinciding with the golden age of natural sciences, found its strongest support among biologists.
Page 125 - Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer, Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike ; Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike...
Page 365 - The Life of John Buncle, Esq. : containing various observations and reflections made in several parts of the world and many extraordinary relations,
Page 125 - To Dr. Jonathan Swift, the most agreeable companion, the truest friend, and the greatest genius of his age.
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Page 345 - To sound or sink in cano, O or A, Or give up Cicero to C or K. Let Freind affect to speak as Terence spoke, And Alsop never but like Horace joke...
Page 221 - In my home life I am very happy and contented ; but the difficulty in filling my place with the proper dignity is, that I am only the husband, and not the master in the house.
Page 165 - A Testimonie of Antiquitie, shewing the auncient fayth in the Church of England touching the Sacrament of the body and bloude of the Lord, here publikely preached, and also receaued in the Saxons' tyme, aboue 600 yeares agoe. Imprinted at London by John Day, dwelling oner Alderagate beneath S.

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