The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 32

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Alexander Chalmers
J. Nichols, 1817 - Biography

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Page 388 - He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children EVENING PRAYER.
Page 256 - He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one ; Exceeding wise, fair spoken, and persuading ; Lofty and sour to them that lov'd him not ; But, to those men that sought him, sweet as summer : And though he were unsatisfied in getting, (Which was a sin), yet in bestowing, madam, He was most princely. Ever witness for him Those twins of learning that he raised in you, Ipswich and Oxford!
Page 407 - Night Thoughts" he has exhibited a very wide display of original poetry, variegated with deep reflections and striking allusions, a wilderness of thought, in which the fertility of fancy scatters flowers of every hue and of every odour. This is one of the few poems in which blank verse could not be changed for rhyme but with disadvantage.
Page 78 - At Cambridge he joined with those who studied to propagate better thoughts, to take men off from being in parties or from narrow notions, from superstitious conceits and a fierceness about opinions.
Page 30 - The parliament pretended that the usurpations of the pope were the cause of all the plagues, injuries, famine, and poverty, of the realm; were more destructive to it than all the wars; and were the reason why it contained not a third of the inhabitants and commodities which it formerly possessed; that the taxes levied by him exceeded...
Page 350 - Wycherley, this Lady can bear plain Dealing, for she appears to be so accomplished, that what would be Compliment said to others, spoke to her would be plain Dealing. No, truly, Sir...
Page 155 - Rochester can only claim what remains when all Boileau's part is taken away. In all his works there is spriteliness and vigour, and every where may be found tokens of a mind which study might have carried to excellence.
Page 303 - That she would cause his nephew, Thomas Wotton, to be sent for out of Kent ; and that the Lords of her Council might interrogate him in some such feigned questions as might give a colour for his commitment...
Page 133 - HOLY (the) table, name and thing, more anciently, properly, and literally used under the New Testament, then that of an altar : written long ago by a minister in Lincolnshire, in answer to D. Coal, a judicious divine of Q. Maries dayes. [By John WILLIAMS, DD, Bishop of Lincoln.] Printed for the diocese of Lincoln.
Page 298 - I humbly acknowledge that it was not myself, but he that hath kept me to this great age, and let him take the glory of his great mercy. — And, my dear friend, I now see that I draw near my harbour of death ; that harbour that will secure me from all the future storms and waves of this restless world ; and I praise God I am willing to leave it, and expect a better ; that world wherein dwelleth righteousness ; and I long for it!

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