The Biographical Dictionary of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge--, Volume 2, Issue 2

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Page 799 - She grew uneasy to be treated by me with the form and ceremony due to her rank ; nor could she bear from me the sound of words which implied in them distance and superiority. It was this turn of mind, which made her one day propose to me, that whenever I should happen to be absent from her, we might in all our letters write ourselves by feigned names, such as would import nothing of distinction of rank between us.
Page 820 - When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son ! . Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
Page 872 - The very ingenious scheme of describing the various effects produced upon different members of the same family by the same objects, was not original, though it has been supposed to be so. Anstey, the facetious author of the New Bath Guide, had employed it six or seven years before Humphry Clinker appeared.
Page 462 - A Catalogue of English heads, or an account of about 2000 prints, describing what is peculiar on each, as the name, title, or office of the person, the habit, posture, age, or time when done, the name of the painter, graver, scraper, &c. and some remarkable particulars relating to their lives,
Page 497 - Stella excepted. 1 had him often to myself in his rides and walks, and have studied his soul, when he little thought what I was about. As I lodged for a year within a few doors of him, I knew his times of going out to a minute, and generally nicked the opportunity.
Page 813 - French protestants, confined in the prisons and galleys for their religion, was not the least meritorious. For the emperor it was stipulated, that he should possess the kingdom of Naples, the duchy of Milan, and the Spanish Netherlands.
Page 512 - If these writings of the Greeks agree with the book of God, they are useless, and need not be preserved ; if they disagree, they are pernicious, and ought to be destroyed.
Page 497 - THE Life of John Buncle, Esq. ; containing various Observations and Reflections made in several parts of the World, and many Extraordinary Relations...
Page 665 - Coloured engravings of Heaths. The drawings taken from living plants only ; with the appropriate specific character, full description, native place of growth and time of flowering of each; in latin and english etc. London, published by the author. 1802 — 30. IV voll, (à 72 tab.) folio. 288 tab. col., totidemque foil. text. Bib). Re«.
Page 577 - Anderson being thus put off from time to time for fourteen or fifteen months, his lordship at length told him that no doubt he had heard that in his fine library he had a collection of the pictures of the learned both antient and modern, and as he knew none who better deserved a place there than Mr.

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