Appletons' cyclopædia of biography: embracing a series of original memoirs of the most distinguished persons of all times

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Elihu Rich, Lambert Lilly, Francis Lister Hawks
D. Appleton, 1856 - 1058 Seiten
 

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Seite 200 - That this man, wise and virtuous as he was, passed always unentangled through the snares of life, it would be prejudice and temerity to affirm ; but it may be said that at least he preserved the source of action unpolluted, that his principles were never shaken, that his distinctions of right and wrong were never confounded, and that his faults had nothing of malignity or design, but proceeded from some unexpected pressure, or casual temptation.
Seite 217 - I have written or signed with mine own hand since my degradation, wherein I have written many things untrue. And forasmuch as my hand offended in writing contrary to my heart, therefore my hand shall first be punished. For if I may come to the fire, it shall be first burned. And as for the Pope, I refuse him as Christ's enemy and Antichrist, with all his false doctrine.
Seite 218 - I knew not, very ordinarily apparelled, for it was a plain cloth suit, which seemed to have been made by an ill country tailor : his linen was plain, and not very clean, and I remember a speck or two of blood upon his little band, which was not nmch larger than his collar. His hat was without a hatband; his stature was of a good size ; his sword stuck close to his side ; his countenance swollen and reddish, his voice sharp and untunable, and his eloquence full of fervour.
Seite 405 - Upon the whole, I have always considered him, both in his lifetime and since his death, as approaching as nearly to the idea of a perfectly wise and virtuous man as perhaps the nature of human frailty will permit.
Seite 200 - His morals were pure, and his opinions pious : in a long continuance of poverty and long habits of dissipation, it cannot be expected that any character should be exactly uniform. There is a degree of want by which the freedom of agency is almost destroyed...
Seite 55 - Oriel, in which it was predicted that, if Mr. Arnold were elected to the head-mastership of Rugby, he would change the face of education all through the public schools of England.
Seite 379 - I had no sooner spoken these words but a loud though yet gentle noise came from the heavens, for it was like nothing on earth, which did so comfort and cheer me that I took my petition as granted, and that I had the sign I demanded, whereupon also I resolved to print my book.
Seite 237 - It is rapid harmony, exactly adjusted to the sense : it is vehement reasoning, without any appearance of art : it is disdain, anger, boldness, freedom, involved in a continued stream of argument : and, of all human productions, the orations of Demosthenes present to us the models which approach the nearest to perfection.
Seite 379 - Thee to give me some sign from heaven; if not, I shall suppress it.' I had no sooner spoken these words, but a loud though yet gentle noise came...
Seite 232 - As a remarkable instance of this, I may point out to the public that heroic youth, Colonel Washington, whom I cannot but hope Providence has hitherto preserved in so signal a manner for some important service to his country.

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