The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation: Particulary the British and Irish; from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time
J. Nichols, 1816 - Biography
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Page 501 - Walker's Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names.
Page 217 - I mean to speak of him in the language of our art. To speak then of Vanbrugh in the language of a painter, he had originality of invention, he understood light and shadow, and had great skill in composition. To support his principal object, he produced his second and third groups or masses; he perfectly understood in his art what is the most difficult in ours, the conduct of the background, by which the design and invention is set off to the greatest advantage.
Page 462 - A Letter from the facetious Dr. Andrew Tripe, at Bath, to his loving brother, the profound Greshamite, showing, etc.
Page 216 - In regard to two persons only, we wish our raillery, though ever so tender, or resentment, though ever so just, had not been indulged. We speak of Sir John Vanbrugh, who was a man of wit, and of honour ; and of Mr. Addison, whose name deserves all respect from every lover of learning...
Page 235 - Such an improvement of the doctrine of the enmity between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent...
Page 347 - Cours d'Architecture, qui comprend les Ordres de Vignole, avec des Commentaires, les Figures et Descriptions de ses plus beaux...
Page 359 - Let the fault or misfortune be what or whence it will, it may very reasonably be believed, that, if he had been blessed with one faithful friend, who had been qualified with wisdom and integrity...
Page 333 - MASTER-PEICE OF TREACHERY, The Popish Pouder-Plot, Invented by Hellish-Malice Prevented by Heavenly-mercy. Truly related, and from the Latine of the Learned Religious and Reverend Dr. Herring, translated and very much dilated By John Vicars.
Page 58 - Perhaps no philosopher ever stated more justly, more naturally, or more modestly, than Tucker, the ruling maxim of his life. " My thoughts," says he, " have taken a turn from my earliest youth towards searching into the foundations and measures of right and wrong ; my love for retirement has furnished me with continual leisure ; and the exercise of my reason has been my daily employment.