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..
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
admired affected afterwards ancient answer appears appointed archbishop attended became bishop born called cause character Charles church collection common concerning considerable continued court Cowper daughter death died divinity earl edition educated England English entitled excellent father favour formed France French gave give given hand honour Italy John kind king lady late Latin learned letter lived London lord manner March master means mind natural never observed occasion opinion original Oxford Paris particularly passed performed person pieces poems poet present prince printed probably published queen reason received relation religion resided respect Rome says seems sent soon success taken thing thought tion took translation vols volume whole writings written wrote
Page 316 - Complete Angler; or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation : being a Discourse of Rivers, Fishponds. Fish and Fishing, written by IZAAK WALTON ; and Instructions how to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a clear Stream, by CHARLES COTTON.
Page 232 - For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.
Page 49 - I shall say the less of Mr. Collier, because in many things he has taxed me justly; and I have pleaded guilty to all thoughts and expressions of mine, which can be truly argued of obscenity, profaneness, or immorality, and retract them. If he be my enemy, let him triumph ; if he be my friend, as I have given him no personal occasion to be otherwise, he will be glad of my repentance.
Page 50 - It is acknowledged, with universal conviction, that the perusal of his works will make no man better; and that their ultimate effect is to represent pleasure in alliance with vice, and to relax those obligations by which life ought to be regulated.
Page 161 - And shoot a chilness to my trembling heart. Give me thy hand, and let me hear thy voice ; Nay, quickly speak to me, and let me hear Thy voice — my own affrights me with its echoes.
Page 382 - I found everywhere there (though my understanding had little to do with all this) ; and, by degrees, with the tinkling of the rhyme and dance of the numbers, so that I think I had read him all over before I was twelve years old, and was thus made a poet as immediately as a child is made an eunuch.
Page 472 - I renounce and refuse, as things written with my hand, contrary to the truth which I thought in my heart, and...
Page 161 - He has in these little pieces neither elevation of fancy, selection of language, nor skill in versification : yet, if I were required to select from the whole mass of English poetry the most poetical paragraph, I know not what I could prefer to an exclamation in The Mourning Bride : ALMERIA.