The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation; Particularly the British and Irish; from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time..

J. Nichols and Son [and 29 others], 1816
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第 464 頁 - he returned to London, and began to collect materials for his work entitled " A complete view of the Dresses and Habits of the People of England, from the establishment of the Saxons in Britain to the present time." The first volume of this appeared in 1796, and the second in
第 332 頁 - to them as astronomy, and they would have understood me full as well. Lord Macclesfield," he adds, " who had the greatest share in forming the bill, and is one of the greatest mathematicians and astronomers in Europe, spoke afterward* with infinite knowledge, and all the clearness that so intricate a matter would admit of;
第 99 頁 - and Attributes of God; the second comprehended ethics, strictly so called, and consisted chiefly of the doctrines which he published afterwards' in his " Theory of Moral Sentiments." In the third part he treated: more at length of that branch of morality Which relates to justice. This also he intended to give to the public
第 112 頁 - great rapidity, and of retaining with great fidelity what he so easily collected. He therefore always knew what the present question required; and, when his friends expressed their wonder at his acquisitions, made in a state of apparent negligence and drunkenness, he never discovered his hours of reading or method of study, but involved himself
第 109 頁 - dean when and upon what occasion the sentence should be put in execution. Thus tenderly was he treated ; the governors of his college could hardly keep him, and yet wished that he would not force them to drive him away. Some time afterwards he assumed an appearance of decency ; in
第 99 頁 - this intention, which is mentioned in the conclusion of the " Theory of Moral Sentiments," he did not live to fulfil. In the fourth, and last part of his lectures he examined those political regulations which are founded, not upon the principle of justice,
第 311 頁 - curious to see the house, and particularly importunate to be let into the study ; where, as is supposed, he designed to leave the Association. This, however, was denied him, and he dropt it in a flower-pot in the parlour. Young now laid an information before the privy-council; and May 7,
第 111 頁 - and incredibility of a mythological tale might determine him to choose an action from English history, at no great distance from our own times, which was to end in a real event, produced by the operation of known characters. Having formed his plan, and collected materials, he declared that a
第 353 頁 - The dedication is supposed to have been written by Hoadly, bishop of Winchester. The same year still, he published " A Letter from the earl of Mar to the king before his majesty's arrival in England ;" and the year following, a second volume of "The Englishman." In 1718, came out
第 311 頁 - of Sancroft, Sprat, Marlborough, Salisbury, and others. The copy of Dr. Sprat's name was obtained by a fictitious request, to which an answer " in his own hand" was desired. His hand was copied so well, that he confessed it might have deceived himself. Blackhead, who had carried the letter, being sent again with a plausible message, was