A General Biographical Dictionary, Том 2

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Whittaker and Company, 1835
 

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Стр. 17 - He has visited all Europe — not to survey the sumptuousness of palaces or the stateliness of temples ; not to make accurate measurements of the remains of ancient grandeur, nor to form a scale of the curiosity of modern art ; not to collect medals or...
Стр. 17 - Be of good comfort, master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
Стр. 23 - It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the bare-footed friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.
Стр. 17 - Veritate ; if it be for thy glory, I beseech thee give me some sign from Heaven ; if not, I shall suppress it.
Стр. 30 - THAT HE HAD A HEAD TO CONTRIVE, A TONGUE TO PERSUADE, AND A HAND TO EXECUTE ANY MISCHIEF.
Стр. 30 - ... tis a soul like thine, a soul supreme, in each hard instance tried, above all pain, all passion and all pride, the rage of power, the blast of public breath, the lust of lucre and the dread of death.
Стр. 17 - In 1752, he published Essays on Natural History and Philosophy, containing curious microscopical observations. At the same period, he started the British Magazine, and also carried on a diurnal publication, called the Inspector. Notwithstanding his literary engagements, he was a constant attendant on every place of public amusement, where he collected, by wholesale, a great variety of private intrigue and personal scandal, which he freely retailed to the public in his Inspectors and magazines.
Стр. 17 - ... dropped the prosecution. Thus encouraged, he continued preaching with additional energy and boldness, and was even induced to write to the queen regent, Mary of Lorraine, a letter, in which he earnestly exhorted her to listen to the Protestant doctrines. While thus occupied, he was strongly urged to pay a visit to the English congregation at Geneva; and he accordingly departed for that place in July, 1556. He was no sooner gone, than the bishops summoned him to appear before them; and, as that...
Стр. 17 - ... compare and collate the distresses of all men in all countries. His plan is original ; and it is as full of genius as it is of humanity. It was a voyage of discovery, a circumnavigation of charity. Already the benefit of his labour is felt more or less in every country ; I hope he will anticipate his final reward by seeing all its effects fully realized in his own.

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