General biography; or, Lives, critical and historical, of the most eminent persons of all ages, countries, conditions and professions, chiefly composed by J. Aikin and W. Enfield, Volume 4
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General Biography; Or, Lives, Critical and Historical, of the Most Eminent ...
John Aikin,William Enfield
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Page 307 - The love of study, a passion which derives fresh vigour from enjoyment, supplies each day, each hour, with a perpetual source of independent and rational pleasure; and I am not sensible of any decay of the mental faculties.
Page 165 - Do you sincerely declare, that you love mankind in general; of what profession or religion soever? Answer. I do. 3. Do you think any person ought to be harmed in his body, name or goods, for mere speculative opinions, or his external way of worship? Answer. No. 4. Do you love truth for truth's sake, and will you endeavour impartially to find and receive it yourself, and communicate it to others?
Page 73 - Yea, is he yet so lusty ? Well, let the pope send him a hat when he will, Mother of God, he shall wear it on his shoulders then ; for I will leave him never a head to set it on.
Page 305 - After a sleepless night, I trod, with a lofty step, the ruins of the Forum; each memorable spot where Romulus stood, or Tully spoke, or Caesar fell, was at once present to my eye; and several days of intoxication were lost or enjoyed before I could descend to a cool and minute investigation.
Page 144 - Thou seest how young people go together into vanity, and old people into the earth ; thou must forsake all, both young and old, and keep out of all, and be as a stranger unto all.
Page 307 - There is no instance of a man before Gibbons who gave to wood the loose and airy lightness of flowers, and chained together the various productions of the elements with a free disorder natural to each species.
Page 112 - ... the degree of doctor of divinity was conferred upon him by the university of Glasgow.
Page 406 - Here die I, Richard Grenville, with a joyful and quiet mind, for that I have ended my life as a true soldier ought to do, that hath fought for his country, queen, religion, and honour...