Public Characters, Volume 5

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R. Phillips, 1803 - Biography - 568 pages

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Page 24 - Vaccinae, A Disease Discovered in Some of the Western Counties of England. Particularly Gloucestershire, and Known by the Name of the Cow Pox...
Page 456 - The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and there is no new thing under the sun.
Page 221 - Johnson praised its humour, and seemed much diverted with it. He repeated the following passage : " In strains more exalted the salt-box shall join, And clattering and battering and clapping combine ; With a rap and a tap, while the hollow side sounds. Up and down leaps the flap, and with rattling rebounds '." . I mentioned the periodical paper called
Page 316 - I did not however quite resign the hope of one day succeeding to Mr. Hugh Smerdon, and therefore secretly prosecuted my favourite study, at every interval of leisure. These intervals were not very frequent ; and when the use I made of them was found out, they were rendered still less so. I could not guess the motives for this at first ; but at length I discovered that my master destined his youngest son for the situation to which I aspired.
Page 317 - I was indebted to chance alone for stumbling upon his hiding-place.
Page 315 - In these there was nothing remarkable ; but my master was the strangest creature. He was a Presbyterian, whose reading was entirely confined to the small tracts published on the Exeter controversy. As these (at least his portion of them) were all on one side, he entertained no doubt of their infallibility, and, being noisy and disputatious, was sure to silence his opponents ; and became, in consequence of it, intolerably arrogant and conceited.
Page 317 - This was not done without difficulty. I had not a farthing on earth, nor a friend to give me one: pen, ink, and paper, therefore...
Page 310 - On seeing me, this great man observed, with a look of pity and contempt, that I was " too small,' and sent me away sufficiently mortified. I expected to be very ill received by my godfather, but he said nothing. He did not, however, choose to take me back himself, but sent me in a passage-boat to Totness, from whence I was to walk home.
Page 9 - Majesty being concerned to find that discontents and jealousies are prevailing amongst his loyal subjects in Ireland, upon matters of great weight and importance, earnestly recommends to this House, to take the same into their most serious consideration, in order to such a final adjustment as may give mutual satisfaction to both kingdoms.
Page 307 - Book;' but from my mother, who had stored up the literature of a country town, which about half a century ago amounted to little...

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