A biographical history of England, adapted to a methodical catalogue of engraved British heads

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Side 183 - Whose adorning let it not be that outWard adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel ; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
Side 121 - When I was yet a child, no childish play To me was pleasing ; all my mind was set Serious to learn and know, and thence to do What might be public good; myself I thought Born to that end, born to promote all truth, All righteous things...
Side 184 - Her pure and eloquent blood Spoke in her cheeks, and so distinctly wrought, That one might almost say her body thought.
Side 122 - This figure that thou here seest put, It was for gentle SHAKESPEARE cut, Wherein the graver had a strife With nature, to out-do the life : O could he but have drawn his wit As well in brass, as he hath hit His face ; the print would then surpass All that was ever writ in brass. But since he cannot, reader, look Not on his picture, but his book.
Side 159 - Monday came, all was well. Tuesday came, he not sick. Wednesday came, and still he was well ; with which his impertinent wife did much twit him in the teeth. Thursday came, and dinner was ended, he very well : he went down to the water-side and took a pair of oars to go to some buildings he was in hand with in Puddle Dock. Being in the middle of the Thames, he presently fell down, only saying, ' An impost, an impost,
Side 112 - March, 1538-9, he was advanced to the dignity of a Baron, by the title of Lord St.
Side 54 - The Man in the Moon, or a Discourse of a Voyage thither, by Domingo Gonsales, l638,"Svo.
Side 167 - Bull's music was good ; and he remarks, in reference to some of them, " that they may be heard by a lover of music, with as little emotion as the clapper of a mill, or the rumbling of a post-chaise.
Side 156 - Lambeth, with a very good report of the neighbourhood, especially of the poor, unto whom he •was very charitable. He was a person that in horary questions (especially thefts) was very judicious and fortunate ; so also in sicknesses, which indeed was his masterpiece. In resolving questions about marriage he had good success ; in other questions very moderate.
Side 319 - It is hard to say whether his person, his understanding, or his courage, was the most extraordinary ; as the fair, the learned, and the brave, held him in equal admiration. But the same man was wise, and capricious ; redressed wrongs, and quarrelled for punctilios; hated bigotry in religion, and was himself a bigot to philosophy.

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