A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, with Lists of Their Works ...

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R. and J. Dodsley; and J. Graham, 1759

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الصفحة 30 - Christ was the word that spake it, He took the bread and brake it, And what that word did make it, That I believe and take it.
الصفحة 183 - When we, at this distance of time, inquire what prodigious merits excited such admiration, what do we find? Great valour. — But it was an age of heroes. — In full of all other talents, we have a tedious, lamentable, pedantic, pastoral romance, which the patience of a young virgin in love cannot now wade through; and some absurd attempts to fetter English verse in Roman chains; a proof that this applauded author understood little of the genius of his own language.
الصفحة 152 - ... an old hermit, a secretary of state, a brave soldier, and an esquire. The first presented him with a book of meditations, the second with political discourses, the third with orations of...
الصفحة 69 - He had before been sent embassador to negotiate a marriage between the king's sister and the duke of Burgundy; and in the same character concluded a treaty between king Edward and the duke of Bretagne. On prince Edward being created prince of Wales, he was appointed his governor, and had a grant of the office of chief butler of England; and was even on the point of attaining the...
الصفحة 9 - As this King never ihowed any fymptoms of affection to literature, as ojje never heard of his having the leaft turn to Poetry, I fhould believe that this melody of a dying Monarch is about as authentic, as that of the old poetic warbler the Swan, and no better founded than the title of Gloriofi.
الصفحة 234 - Lord to negocíate with the Irish rebel Catholics, and to bring^ over a great body of them for the King's service. The devotees of Charles would discúlpate him and accuse the Lord Glamorgan of forging powers from the King for that purpose.
الصفحة 105 - Hampton me taught to wifhe her firft for mine, " And Windfor alas ! doth chafe me from her fight. " Her beauty of kinde, her vertue from above, " Happy is He, that can obtain her love.
الصفحة 152 - In the after-supper, before the queen, they first delivered a well-penned speech, to move this worthy knight to leave his vain following of love, and to betake him to heavenly meditation...
الصفحة 41 - Quotations, puns, witticisms, superstition, oaths, vanity, prerogative, and pedantry, the ingredients of all his sacred majesty's performances, were the pure produce of his own capacity, and deserving all the incense offered to such immense erudition by the divines of his age, and the flatterers of his court.
الصفحة 67 - Worcestre," and though the author 2 last quoted thinks that all learning in the nobility perished with Tiptoft, yet there flourished at the same period a noble gentleman, by no means inferior to him in learning and politeness, in birth his equal, by alliance his superior, greater in feats of arms, and in pilgrimages more abundant.

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