A General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 2
Whittaker and Company, 1838
Wat mensen zeggen - Een review schrijven
We hebben geen reviews gevonden op de gebruikelijke plaatsen.
Overige edities - Alles bekijken
Veelvoorkomende woorden en zinsdelen
academy acquired afterwards appeared appointed army attention became Biog bishop born called celebrated century character Charles church collection considerable continued court death Dict died distinguished divine duke earl early edition employed England English entered entitled father favour folio followed formed France French gave German Greek held Henry Hist Italy James John king known language Latin latter learned length literary lived London lord native natural Observations obtained original Oxford Paris period person philosopher physician pieces poems poet presented prince principal printed procured produced profession professor published received reign remained removed reputation resided retired Rome Royal sent Society soon studied subsequently succeeded success talents tion took translation treatise Univ various visited vols volume writer wrote
Pagina 36 - 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.
Pagina 18 - 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...
Pagina 18 - Veritate; if it be for Thy glory, I beseech Thee give me some sign from heaven ; if not, I shall suppress it.
Pagina 18 - ... to remember the forgotten, to attend to the neglected, to visit the forsaken, and to 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.
Pagina 18 - ... to dive into the depths of dungeons; to plunge into the infection of hospitals ; to survey the mansions of sorrow and pain ; to take the gauge and dimensions of misery, depression, and contempt ; to remember the forgotten, to attend to the neglected, to visit the forsaken, and to compare and collate the distresses of all men in all countries.
Pagina 11 - Fables," written professedly for the instruction of the duke of Cumberland, and published with a dedication to that prince in 1726 ¡ but though they were popular, they failed to servo him at court. He thereupon wrote
Pagina 59 - His object in this instance was to secure a due attention to the rights of the natives ; and he showed himself equally jealous of those of the British inhabitants, by opposing an attempt to supersede the trial by jury.
Pagina 18 - He composed a general history of England, from the earliest accounts to the death of king Stephen, in 1154, in eight books, which have been published by sir Henry Savilc.
Pagina 18 - I had no sooner spoken these words but a loud though yet gentle noise came from the heavens, for it was like nothing on earth, which did so comfort and cheer me that I took my petition as granted, and that I had the sign I demanded, whereupon also I resolved to print my book.