The universal biographical dictionary; or, An historical account of the ... most eminent persons in every age and nation; particularly the natives of Great Britain and Ireland

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Page 15 - 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 299 - A Review of the History of the Man after God's own Heart;" irt which the falsehoods and misrepresentations of the historian are exposed and corrected.
Page 313 - I have been bullied by an usurper, I have been neglected by a court, but I will not be dictated to by a subject ; your man shan't stand. " ANNE, DORSET, PEMBRoKE,
Page 62 - I take my subjects money when I want it, without all this formality in parliament ? The bishop of Durham readily answered, God forbid, Sir, but you should ; you are the breath of our nostrils : whereupon the king turned and said to the bishop of Winchester, well, my lord, what say you ? Sir, replied the bishop, I have no skill to judge of parliamentary cases.
Page 316 - I have pleaded guilty to all thoughts and expressions of mine, which can be truly argued of obscenity, profaneness, or immorality, and retract them. If he be my enemy, let him triumph ; if he be my friend, as I have given him no personal occasion to be otherwise, he will be glad of my repentance. It becomes me not to draw my pen in the defence of a bad cause, when I have so often drawn it for a good one.
Page 309 - Oriel college, Oxford, where he took his degree of master of arts in 1755 ;. and the same year was made bachelor and doctor in medicine.
Page 156 - I am sorry for it too," replied the gallant Benbow, " but I had rather have lost them both than have seen this dishonour brought upon the English nation. But, do you hear ? If another shot should take me off, behave like brave men, and fight it out.
Page 265 - He made several voyages with his father, (who had obtained from Henry VIII. letters patent, empowering him and his three sons to discover unknown lands and conquer them.) and they on one occasion discovered Newfoundland, and on another saw the mainland of America, being the first Europeans who had done so. He was among the first to notice the variations of the needle.
Page 220 - He was a Fellow of the Royal Societies of London and Edinburgh, and a member of the Astronomical Society of London.
Page 168 - A Proposal for the Better Supplying of Churches in our Foreign Plantations, and for Converting the Savage Americans to Christianity by a College to be Erected in the Summer Islands, Otherwise Called the Isles of Bermuda . . . London, 1724 '[ Fothergill, John].

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