A Biographical Dictionary of the Living Authors of Great Britain and Ireland: Comprising Literary Memoirs and Anecdotes of Their Lives, and a Chronological Register of Their Publications, with the Number of Editions Printed; Including Notices of Some Foreign Writers Whose Works Have Been Occasionally Published in England
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Pagina 60 - LL.D., Downing Professor of the Laws of England in the University of Cambridge.
Pagina 220 - His first appointment was that of Attorney-General of Quebec, where he distinguished himself by his loyalty during the American contest, and his zeal for the interests of the province.
Pagina 141 - THE ESSENCE OF MALONE, or the Beauties of that fascinating Writer, extracted from his immortal work in Five Hundred Sixty-nine pages and a quarter, just published, and, with his accustomed felicity, entitled, Some account of the Life and Writings of John Dryden...
Pagina 176 - Musical and poetical relicks of the Welsh bards: preserved, by tradition and authentic manuscripts, from very remote antiquity; never before published.
Pagina 237 - Falsehood," was produced in 1779, but acted for only three nights, at Covent Garden. Shortly after, her opinions on public theatres underwent a change ; and, as she has herself stated in the preface to the third volume of her works. " she did not consider the stage in its present state as becoming the appearance or countenance of a Christian; on which account she thought proper to renounce her dramatic productions, in any other light than as mere poems.
Pagina 87 - Religion in connexion ; and on the several Virtues and Vices of Mankind, with occasional Discourses. Being a compilation from the best sentiments of the polite writers and eminent sound divines, both ancient and modern, on the same subjects, properly connected, with improvements; particularly adapted for the use of chief families and studmts in divinity, for churches, and for the benefit of mankind in general.
Pagina 282 - A Treatise on the Pleadings in Suits in the Court of Chancery, by English Bill.
Pagina 402 - Punch," in which, if we remember rightly, mention is made of the fact of Thackeray's having resided there. Mr. Thackeray was called to the bar by the Hon. Society of the Middle Temple, in 1848, though he never practised, and never probably intended to do so.
Pagina 400 - I thought it due to my subjects to prosecute thai war to the utmost : but, Sir, I have consented to their independence, and it is ratified by treaty; and I now receive you as their minister plenipotentiary, and every attention, respect, and protection granted to other plenipotentiaries, you shall receive at this court. And, Sir, as I was the last...