Dictionary of National Biography, Band 30

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Sir Leslie Stephen
Macmillan, 1892
 

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Seite 41 - Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life ; for there is in London all that life can afford.
Seite 34 - Hervey," said the old philosopher many years later, " was a vicious man ; but he was very kind to me. If you call a dog Hervey, I shall love him.
Seite 39 - PENSION [an allowance made to any one without an equivalent. In England it is generally understood to mean pay given to a state hireling for treason to his country'].
Seite 35 - ... than be starved to death in translating for booksellers ; which has been his only subsistence for some time past.
Seite 282 - I never was in love, yet the voice and shape of a woman has haunted me these two days — at such a time when the relief, the feverish relief of poetry, seems a much less crime.
Seite 20 - Typographia : or, the Printer's Instructor, including an Account of the Origin of Printing, with Biographical Notices of the Printers of England, from Caxton to the close of the xvith Century, a Series of Ancient and Modern Alphabets and Domesday Characters, together with an Elucidation of every Subject connected with the Art ; 2 vols.
Seite 285 - I feel assured I should write from the mere yearning and fondness I have for the beautiful, even if my night's labours should be burnt every Morning, and no eye ever shine upon them.
Seite 400 - As for my religion, I die in the Holy Catholic and Apostolic faith, professed by the whole Church, before the disunion of East and West; more particularly I die in the Communion of the Church of England, as it stands distinguished from all Papal and Puritan innovations, and as it adheres to the doctrine of the Cross.
Seite 187 - I would inform you, that this book, in all numbers, is not the same with that which was acted on the public stage; wherein a second pen •' had good share: in place of which, I have rather chosen to put weaker, and, no doubt, less pleasing, of mine own, than to defraud so happy a genius of his right by my loathed usurpation.
Seite 210 - I shall lose no time in repeating and extending these experiments, being satisfied that the grand agents of nature are, by the Creator's fiat, indestructible; and that wherever mechanical force is expended, an exact equivalent of heat is always obtained.

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