The Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies ...

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C. Knight & Company, 1846

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Page 92 - Ephesians. To which is prefixed an Essay for the Understanding of St. Paul's Epistles, by consulting St. Paul himself.
Page 100 - For a man can employ his thoughts about nothing but either the contemplation of things themselves for the discovery of truth; or about the things in his own power, which are his own actions, for the attainment of his own ends; or the signs the mind makes use of, both in the one and the other, and the right ordering of them for its clearer information. All which three, viz., things as they are in...
Page 20 - Hill, .on the single witness of that monster of a man, Lord Howard of Escrick, and some sheets of paper taken in Mr. Sidney's study, pretended to be written by him, but not fully proved...
Page 21 - He seemed to be a Christian, but in a particular form of his own : he thought it was to be like a divine philosophy in the mind; but he was against all public worship, and every thing that looked like a church.
Page 94 - Musick is yet but in its Nonage, a forward Child which gives hope of what it may be hereafter in ENGLAND, when the Masters of it shall find more Encouragement. Tis now learning ITALIAN, which is its best Master, and studying a little of the French Air, to give it somewhat more of Gayety and Fashion. Thus being farther from the Sun, we are of later Growth than our Neighbour Countries, and must be content to shake off our Barbarity by degrees.
Page 45 - King come and stayed an hour or two laughing at Sir W. Petty, who was there about his boat; and at Gresham College in general: at which poor Petty was, I perceive, at some loss; but did argue discreetly, and bear the unreasonable follies of the King's objections and other bystanders with great discretion; and offered to take oddes against the King's best boates: but the King would not lay, but cried him down with words only.
Page 48 - As for legacies for the poor I am at a stand ; as for beggars by trade and election, I give them nothing ; as for impotents by the hand of God, the public ought to maintain them ; as for those, who have been bred to no calling nor estate, they should be put upon their kindred ; as for those, who can get no work, the...
Page 41 - Venus' soil, One jewel set off with so many a foil ; Blisters with pride swell'd, which through's flesh did sprout Like rose-buds, stuck i' the lilly skin about. Each little pimple had a tear in it, To wail the fault its rising did commit : Which, rebel like, with its own lord at strife, Thus made an insurrection 'gainst his life.
Page 13 - The heat of the day is spent in reading or working, and about six or seven o'clock I walk out into a common that lies hard by the house, where a great many young wenches keep sheep and cows, and sit in the shade singing of ballads.
Page 56 - ... all the rest of animals, for whom M. Varillas may serve well enough as an author ; and this history and that poem are such extraordinary things of their kind, that it will be but suitable to see the author of the worst poem become likewise the translator of the worst history that the age has produced.

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