A Biographical History of England, from the Revolution to the End of George I's Reign: Being a Continuation of the Rev. J. Granger's Work ; Consisting of Characters Disposed in Different Classes; and Adapted to a Methodical Catalogue of Engraved British Heads ; Interspersed with a Variety of Anecdotes, and Memoirs of a Great Number of Persons, 第 2 卷
W. Richardson, 1806
讀者評論 - 撰寫評論
其他版本 - 查看全部
admired afterwards appears appointed became Bishop born brother buried called character Charles church CLASS CLASS IV College common court daughter death died Duchess Duke Earl educated Edward England English engraved excellent father France French gained gave George Grace Gucht hand Henry honour House issue Italy James John King Kneller knight known lady learned length letters lived London Lord lord privy seal manners March Marlborough married Mary master memory mentioned merit native never obtained oval Oxford painted parliament person political portrait prefixed present Prince probably published Queen Ann received reign resided respectable returned Robert royal says sent Simon Smith sc supposed Thomas thought tion Vertue William writing wrote young
第 292 頁 - 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.
第 372 頁 - Bid her be all that cheers or softens life, The tender sister, daughter, friend, and wife ! Bid her be all that makes mankind adore ; Then view this marble, and be vain no more ! Yet still her charms in breathing paint engage : Her modest cheek shall warm a future age.
第 416 頁 - 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, as are the natural concomitants of temperance and sobriety. The mixture of the old man in it is rather a recommendation than a discredit to it.
第 227 頁 - 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.
第 91 頁 - 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.
第 307 頁 - 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.
第 91 頁 - 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.
第 386 頁 - To many a Kitty, Love his car Would for a day engage ; But Prior's Kitty, ever fair, Retains it for an age.
第 162 頁 - He is the cunningest, subtle dissembler in the world, with an air of sincerity ; a dangerous enemy, because always hid ; an instance of which was Secretary Johnstoun, to whom he pretended friendship, till the very morning he gave him a blow, though he had been worming him out of the king's favour for many months before...
第 329 頁 - 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.