The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 27

J. Nichols, 1816

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Pagina 449 - Now was excited his delight in rural pleasures, and his ambition of rural elegance : he began from this time to point his prospects, to diversify his surface, to entangle his walks, and to wind his waters...
Pagina 444 - What woful stuff this madrigal would be In some starved hackney sonneteer or me ! But let a lord once own the happy lines, How the wit brightens ! how the style refines ! Before his sacred name flies every fault, And each exalted stanza teems with thought.
Pagina 287 - Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine; And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.
Pagina 492 - Shower's Cases in Parliament Resolved and Adjudged upon Petitions and Writs of Error. Fourth Edition. Containing additional cases not hitherto reported. Revised and Edited by RICHARD LOVELAND LOVELAND, of the Inner Temple, Barrister-at-Law; Editor of " Kelyng's Crown Cases," and "Hall's Essay on the Rights of the Crown in the Seashore.
Pagina 278 - A collection of Cases and other Discourses lately written to recover Dissenters to the Communion of the Church of England,
Pagina 354 - Poor Elkanah, all other changes past, For bread in Smithfield dragons hiss'd at last, Spit streams of fire to make the butchers gape, And found his manners suited to his shape.
Pagina 286 - Sathan are most certainly practised, and that the instruments thereof merits most severely to be punished : against the damnable opinions of two principally in our age, whereof the one called Scot, an Englishman, is not ashamed in public print to deny that there can be such a thing as witchcraft ; and so maintains the old error of the Sadducees in denying of spirits.
Pagina 333 - TABLE TALK : being the Discourses of John Selden Esq. ; or his Sence of various Matters of Weight and High Consequence relating especially to Religion and State.
Pagina 413 - Remarks on the Uses of the Definitive Article in the Greek Text of the New Testament.
Pagina 38 - Sage left the metropolis of taste, literature, and gaiety, with considerable regret. He did not enjoy his retirement long, being cut off by a severe illness, Nov. 17, 1747, in his eightieth year. He was interred at Boulogne, with the following epitaph : Sous ce tombeau git Le Sage, abattu Par le ciseau de la Parque importune : S'il ne fut pas ami de la Fortune, II fut toojours ami de la Vertu.

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