Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 50

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Leslie Stephen
Macmillan, 1897 - Great Britain

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Page 24 - The general, though he had been, without doubt, a very good officer, and had great experience, and was still a man of unquestionable courage and integrity ; yet he was now much decayed in his parts, and, with the long continued custom of immoderate drinking, dozed in his understanding, which had been never quick and vigorous; he having been always illiterate to the greatest degree that can be imagined.
Page 255 - So much for his person and education. As for his parts, none had them more lively than he. Wit and repartee, in an affected rusticity, were natural to him. He was ever ready, and never at a loss; and none came so near as he to be a match for Serjeant Maynard.
Page 89 - Rights of the Kingdom : or, Customs of our Ancestors, touching the duty, power, election, or succession, of our kings and parliaments, our true liberty, due allegiance, three estates, their legislative power, original, judicial, and executive, with the militia; freely discussed through the British, Saxon, Norman, laws and histories.
Page 9 - He had a strange utterance in the pulpit, a kind of skreigh that I never heard the like. Many times I thought he would have flown out of the pulpit when he came to speak of Jesus Christ ; he was never in his right element but when he was commending him.
Page 28 - PHILOSOPHY OF MARRIAGE, in its Social, Moral, and Physical Relations ; with an Account of the Diseases of the Genito-Urinary Organs, &c.
Page 311 - ... of that service and that at his departure from any towne or place that he hath taken the view of the said towne do set forth a horseman that can speke both Welshe and Englishe to safe conduct him to the next market...
Page 255 - But no ill usage from the bench was too hard for his hold of business, being such as scarce any could do but himself. With all this, he had a goodness of nature and disposition in so great a degree that he may be deservedly styled a philanthrope He was a very...
Page 311 - Saxton from the privy council special facilities ' to be assisted in all places where he shall come for the view of such places to describe certein counties in cartes, being thereunto appointed by her Majestie's bill under her signet.
Page 217 - Narrative of the Siege of Kars and of the Six Months' Resistance by the Turkish Garrison under General Williams, to the Russian Army.
Page 298 - ... illustrated by the other; for he had a readiness of conception, and sharpness of expression, which made his learning thought more than in truth it was. His first inclinations and addresses to the court were only to establish his greatness in the country ; where he apprehended some acts of power from the old lord Savile, who had been his rival always there, and of late had strengthened himself by being...

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