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], 1814 - Biography
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Page 371 - De veritate; if it be for thy glory, I beseech thee give me some sign from heaven; if not, I shall suppress it.
Page 371 - ... me, that I took my petition as granted, and that I had the sign I demanded, whereupon also I resolved to print my book. This, how strange soever it may seem, I protest before the eternal God is true, neither am I any way superstitiously deceived herein, since I did not only clearly hear the noise, but in the serenest sky that ever I saw, being without all cloud, did to my thinking see the place from whence it came.
Page 276 - A Vindication of those who take the Oath of Allegiance to his present majesty.
Page 27 - Whereupon his grace, for he was a duke, went away not a little dissatisfied, and complained of it to the King, as a rudeness that was not to be endured. But his Majesty...
Page 99 - This seems to have given him his first hold of the public attention ; for Waller remarked, "that he broke out like the Irish rebellion, threescore thousand strong, when nobody was aware, or in the least suspected it ;" an observation which could have had no propriety, had his poetical abilities been known before.
Page 31 - They are a treasure, that are not fit for every man's view; nor is every man capable of making use of them : only I would have nothing of these books printed, but entirely preserved together, for the use of the industrious learned members of that society.
Page 119 - And even with them who were able * * to preserve themselves from his infusions, and discerned those opinions to be fixed in him, with which they could not comply, he always left the character of an ingenious and conscientious person.
Page 200 - erected a little academy for the education of the gentry of this nation, to advance piety, learning, morality, and other exercises of industry, not usual then in common schools.
Page 499 - The reason Mr. Jones assigns, was, that he made it an invariable rule, " to do justice to every consonant, knowing that the vowels will be sure to speak for themselves. And thus he became the surest and clearest of speakers : his elocution was perfect, and never disappointed his audience.