The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation; Particularly the British and Irish; from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time, Volume 4

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Alexander Chalmers
J. Nichols, 1812 - Biography
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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 492 - ... speeches, and the former resolutions of the house touching the forfeited estates in Ireland, to be printed and published for their justification ; and they resolved, that the procuring or passing exorbitant grants by any member, now of the privy council, or...
Page 198 - ... he had a very moving and pathetical way of writing, and was his whole life long a man of great zeal and much simplicity ; but was most unhappily subtle and metaphysical in every thing.
Page 196 - You humbly conceive," says Jefferies, " and I humbly conceive : swear him, swear him." " My lord," says he, " under favour, I am counsel for the defendant ; and, if I understand either Latin or English, the information now brought against Mr. Baxter upon such a slight ground, is a greater reflection upon the Church of England than anything contained in the book he is accused for.
Page 287 - There are In It a great many flowers well worth gathering, and a man who has the art of stealing wisely will find his account In reading It.
Page 258 - On Poetry and Music, On Laughter and Ludicrous Composition, and On the Utility of Classical Learning.
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.
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 340 - May the last of the English rest in peace: For they had often said, That as they esteemed him the best of the English Bishops, so he should be the last that should be left among them.

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