Men of the time ... or Sketches of living notables


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Seite 303 - York, as their medical department, under the name of the College of Physicians and Surgeons In the City of New York.
Seite 384 - Government had been dismissed, by moving, " that the House do resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House to consider the Temporalities of the Church of Ireland.
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Seite 118 - ... unmolested with the dog's dinner from before his face. He was rapidly rising in acquirements and virtues, when, in an evil hour, his stable was newly painted. He observed the workmen closely, saw that they were careful of the paint, and immediately burned to possess it. On their going to dinner, he ate up all they had left behind, consisting of a pound or two of white lead ; and this youthful indiscretion terminated in death.
Seite 118 - good gifts,' which he improved by study and attention in a most exemplary manner. He slept in a stable — generally on horseback — and so terrified a Newfoundland dog by his preternatural sagacity, that he has been known, by the mere superiority of his genius, to walk off unmolested with the dog's dinner, from before his face.
Seite 119 - ... by digging out the mortar, broke countless squares of glass by scraping away the putty all round the frames, and tore up and swallowed, in splinters, the greater part of a wooden staircase of six steps and a landing — but after some three years he too was taken ill, and died before the kitchen fire. He kept his eye to the last upon the meat as it roasted, and suddenly turned over on his back with a sepulchral cry of "Cuckoo!
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Seite 259 - ... his views. On Sir Robert Peel's return to power, in Dec. 1834, Mr. Baring was placed in the new cabinet as President of the Board of Trade and Master of the Mint ; and, a few days before the retirement of his friends from office, he was raised to the peerage by the title of Lord Ashburton, by patent dated April 1835.
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