The Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon: ... Containing, (I. An Account of the Chancellor's Life from His Birth to the Restoration in 1660. II. A Continuation of the Same, and of His History of the Grand Rebellion, from the Restoration to His Banishment in 1667

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الصفحة 34 - ... the attainder of his father. He was a man of a very extraordinary person and presence, which drew the eyes of all men upon him, which were more fixed by a wonderful graceful behaviour, a flowing courtesy and civility, and such a volubility of language, as surprised and delighted...
الصفحة 34 - ... nature ; his own marriage with a lady, though of an extraordinary beauty, of as extraordinary a fame ; his changing and rechanging his religion ; and...
الصفحة 49 - ... a price ; that it had power to reconcile him to those whom he had most offended and provoked ; and continued to his age with that rare felicity, that his company was acceptable where his spirit was odious ; and he was, at least, pitied where he was most detested.
الصفحة 34 - In a word, he had all the advantages that nature and art and an excellent education could give him ; which, with a great confidence and presentness of mind, buoyed him up against all those prejudices and disadvantages...
الصفحة 235 - Furniture, had fent them to the Groyne ; from whence They were expected to arrive about that Time, at Madrid : Which They thought could not decently be brought to the Palace, while the Ambafladours remained at the Court — Hift.
الصفحة 53 - ... he had made a greater and better collection of books than were to be found in any other private library that I have seen...
الصفحة 134 - ... that he knew that the condition of the king, and the power of the parliament, was not better known to any man than to him; and therefore he hoped that he was able to administer some comfort to his friends, that might raise their spirits, as well as it supported his own.
الصفحة 48 - There needs no more be said to extol the excellence and power of his wit, and pleasantness of his conversation, than that it was of magnitude enough to cover a world of very great faults ; that is, so to cover them, that they were not taken notice of to his reproach, viz.
الصفحة 79 - Enclosure ; against which, as well the inhabitants of other manors, who claimed Common in those wastes, as the Queen's tenants of the same, made loud complaints, as a great oppression, carried upon them with a very high hand, and supported by power.
الصفحة 31 - His style in all his writings seems harsh and sometimes obscure, which is not wholly to be imputed to the abstruse subjects of which he commonly treated, out of the paths trod by other men, but to a little undervaluing the beauty of a...

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