A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England: With Lists of Their Works

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W. H. Lunn, Cambridge; J. Mundell & Company Edinburgh; and for J. Mundell, Glasgow, 1796 - 339 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 244 - ONE of those divine men, who, like a chapel in a palace, remain unprofaned, while all the rest is tyranny, corruption, and folly...
الصفحة 300 - I have been bullied by an usurper; I have been neglected by a court ; but I will not be dictated to by a subject : your man shan't stand. " ANNE Dorset, Pembroke and Montgomery.
الصفحة 237 - He was the finest gentleman in the voluptuous court of Charles the Second, and in the gloomy one of King William. He had as much wit as his first master, or his contemporaries, Buckingham and Rochester ; without the royal want of feeling, the Duke's want of principles, or the Earl's want of thought.
الصفحة 22 - 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 237 - William. He had as much wit as his first master, or his contemporaries, Buckingham and Rochester ; without the royal want of feeling, the Duke's want of principles, or the Earl's want of thought. The latter said with astonishment, ' That he did not know how it was, but Lord Dorset might do any thing, and yet was never to blame...
الصفحة 226 - When this extraordinary man, with the figure and genius of Alcibiades, could equally charm the presbyterian Fairfax and the dissolute Charles; when he alike ridiculed that witty king and his solemn chancellor ; when he plotted the ruin of his country with a cabal of bad ministers, or, equally unprincipled, supported its cause with bad patriots, — one laments that such parts should have been devoid of every virtue; but when Alcibiades turns...
الصفحة 256 - Nottingham for his most noble defence of the catholic faith.. contained in his answer to Mr. Whiston's letter concerning the eternity of the Son of GOD and of the Holy Ghost.
الصفحة 129 - 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 30 - 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 304 - Duchess, who, like the proud Duke of Espernon, lived to brave the successors in a court where she had domineered, wound up her capricious life, where it seems she had begun it, with an apology for her conduct. The piece, though weakened by the prudence of those who were to correct it, though maimed by her Grace's own corrections, and though great part of it is rather the annals of a wardrobe than of a reign, yet has still curious anecdotes, and a few of those sallies of wit which fourscore years...

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