A biographical history of England, from the Revolution to the end of George i's reign; a continuation of the rev. J. Granger's work, Volumen2


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Página 292 - The general purpose of this Paper is to expose the false arts of life, to pull off the disguises of cunning, vanity, and affectation, and to recommend a general simplicity in our dress, our discourse, and our behaviour.
Página 227 - The gymnastic Doctor was a wit as well as a physician, if he, instead of the reverend wag, Thomas Fuller, BD universally known and admired, wrote these following lines on a left-handed writing-master : Though Nature thee of thy right hand bereft ; Right well thou writest with the hand that's left.
Página 301 - That all persons living in this province who confess and acknowledge the one almighty and eternal God to be the creator, upholder, and ruler of the world, and that hold themselves obliged in conscience to live peaceably and justly in civil society, shall in no ways be molested or prejudiced for their religious persuasion or practice in matters of faith and worship, nor shall they be compelled at any time to frequent or maintain any religious worship, place, or ministry whatever.
Página 29 - Duchess once familiarly tapped him on the shoulder with her fan ; he turned round, and with an indignant, sour countenance, said, " My first Duchess was a Percy, and she never took such a liberty.
Página 91 - The King to Oxford sent his troop of horse, For Tories own no argument but force; With equal care to Cambridge books he sent, For Whigs allow no force but argument.
Página 307 - So watchful Bruin forms, with plastic care, Each growing lump, and brings it to a Bear. She saw old Pryn in restless Daniel shine, And Eusden eke out Blackmore's endless line; She saw slow Philips creep like Tate's poor page, And all the mighty Mad in Dennis rage.
Página 91 - THE King observing with judicious eyes The state of both his universities, To one he sent a regiment : for why ? That learned body wanted loyalty. To th' other he sent books, as well discerning How much that loyal body wanted learning.
Página 386 - To many a Kitty, Love his car Would for a day engage ; But Prior's Kitty, ever fair, Retains it for an age.
Página 329 - His fate was that of the great Perrault; both were the objects of the petulant sarcasms of factious men of letters; and both have left some of the fairest ornaments which to this day decorate their several countries; the facade of the Louvre, Blenheim, and Castle Howard.
Página 416 - He lived to give a third or fourth edition of it ; and after having passed his hundredth year, died without pain or agony, and like one who falls asleep. The treatise I mention has been taken notice of by several eminent authors, and is written with such a spirit of cheerfulness, religion, and good sense, VOL.

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