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The General Biographical Dictionary, Vol. 9: Containing an Historical and ...
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Seite 319 - A NEW HISTORY OF THE HOLY BIBLE, from the Beginning of the World to the Establishment of Christianity...
Seite 314 - There prevailed in those days an indecent custom : when the preacher touched any favourite topic in a manner that delighted his audience, their approbation was expressed by a loud hum, continued in proportion to their zeal or pleasure. When Burnet preached, part of his congregation hummed so loudly and so long, that he sat down to enjoy it, and rubbed his face with his handkerchief. When Sprat preached, he likewise was honoured with the like animating hum; but he stretched out his hand to the congregation,...
Seite 129 - And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor and though I give my body to be burnt and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing...
Seite 243 - We have old Mr. Southern at a gentleman's house a little way off, who often comes to see us ; he is now seventy-seven years old,* and has almost wholly lost his memory ; but is as agreeable as an old man can be, at least I persuade myself so when I look at him, and think of Isabella and Oroonoko.
Seite 352 - Hero, with a design principally to fix upon his own mind a strong impression of virtue and religion, in opposition to a stronger propensity towards unwarrantable pleasures.
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Seite 276 - Odyssey" a criticism was published by Spence, at that time Prelector of poetry at Oxford ; a man whose learning was not very great, and whose mind was not very powerful. His criticism, however, was commonly just; what he thought, he thought rightly ; and his remarks were recommended by his coolness and candour.
Seite 82 - The Universal Visitor,' for poor Smart, while he was mad, not then knowing the terms on which he was engaged to write, and thinking I was doing him good. I hoped his wits would soon return to him. Mine returned to me, and I wrote in 'The Universal Visitor* no longer.