Biographiana, Volume 2

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Page 282 - ... EHW MEYERSTEIN BEQUEST TO THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD This book was acquired for the MEYERSTEIN COLLECTION OF THE ENGLISH FACULTY LIBRARY with the help of a grant made under this bequest ENGLISH FACULTY LIBRARY University of Oxford.
Page 283 - Readers are asked to protect Library books from rain, etc. Any volumes which are lost, defaced with notes, or otherwise damaged, may have to be replaced by the Reader responsible.
Page 600 - A transition from an author's book to his conversation, is too often like an entrance into a large city, after a distant prospect. Remotely, we see nothing but spires of temples and turrets of palaces, and imagine it the residence of...
Page 390 - It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion ; for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no further ; but when it beholdeth the chain of them, confederate and linked together, it must needs fly to Providence and Deity.
Page 607 - Parading round, and round, and round : To me it talks of ravag'd plains, And burning towns, and ruin'd swains, And mangled limbs, and dying groans, And widows' tears, and orphans' moans ; And all that Misery's hand bestows, To fill the catalogue of human woes.
Page 380 - Above all things, tell no untruth ; no, not in trifles. The custom of it is...
Page 415 - ... comes there letters from his wife of the death of that boy in the plague. He appeared to him (he said) of a manly shape, and of that growth that he thinks he shall be at the resurrection.
Page 415 - When the King came in England, at that time the pest was in London, he being in the country at Sir Robert Cotton's house with old Camden, he saw in a vision his eldest son (then a child and at London) appear unto him with the mark of a bloody cross on his forehead, as if it had been cut with a sword, at which amazed he prayed unto God, and in the morning he came to Mr.
Page 415 - In the meantime comes there letters from his wife of the death of that Boy in the plague.
Page 631 - The King said in council, that the magistrates had not done their duty, but that he would do his own; and a proclamation was published, directing us to keep our servants within doors, as the peace was now to be preserved by force. The soldiers were sent out to different parts, and the town is now at quiet.

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