The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 5

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Alexander Chalmers
J. Nichols, 1812 - Biography

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Page 500 - You have heard that it was said to them of old: Thou shalt not commit adultery. But I say to you, that whosoever shall look on a woman to lust after her, hath already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Page 58 - A Proposal for the Better Supplying of Churches in our Foreign Plantations, and for Converting the Savage Americans to Christianity by a College to be Erected in the Summer Islands, Otherwise Called the Isles of Bermuda . . . London, 1724 ' Fothergill, John] . Considerations Relative to the North American Colonies.
Page 183 - Betterton spoke be as easily known as what he spoke, then might you see the Muse of Shakespear in her triumph, with all her beauties in their best array rising into real life, and charming her beholders. But alas ! since all this is so far out of the reach of description, how shall I...
Page 316 - In the preamble of this act (which passed the legislature), a conviction was expressed, that ' if many offenders convicted of crimes for which transportation has been usually inflicted, were ordered to solitary confinement, accompanied by well regulated labour and religious instruction, it might be the means, under Providence, not only of deterring others from the commission of the like crimes, but also of reforming the individuals and inuring them to habits of industry.
Page 141 - Berriman printed a number of occasional sermons, and, among the rest, one on the Sunday before his induction to his living of St. Andrew Undershaft, and another on Family Religion. He departed this life at his house in London, on the 5th of February, 1749-50, in the 62d year of his age. His funeral sermon was preached by the rev. Glocester Ridley, LL. B. containing many of the particulars here noticed. Such was Dr. Berriman's integrity, that no ill usage could provoke him, no friendship seduce him,...
Page 264 - The effect of certaine Sermons touching the full Redemption of Mankind by the death and bloud of Christ Jesus ; wherein...
Page 183 - A farther excellence in Betterton, was, that he could vary his spirit to the different characters he acted. Those wild impatient starts, that fierce and flashing fire, which he threw into Hotspur, never came from the unruffled temper of his Brutus...
Page 55 - Berkeley; and indeed most of the writings of that very ingenious author form the best lessons of scepticism, which are to be found either among the ancient or modern philosophers, Bayle not excepted. He professes, however, in his title-page (and undoubtedly with great truth) to have composed his book against the sceptics as well as against the atheists and freethinkers. But that all his arguments, though otherwise intended, are, in reality, merely sceptical, appears from this, that they admit of...
Page 140 - A defence of some passages in., the Historical Account." In 1733, came out his "Brief remarks on Mr. Chandler's introduction to the history of the Inquisition," which was followed by
Page 375 - ... followed at different intervals ; and all of them experienced a degree of success of which few publications can boast. They circulated rapidly and widely wherever the English tongue extends ; they were soon translated into almost all the languages of Europe ; and His present Majesty, with that wise attention to the interests of religion and literature which distinguishes his reign, was graciously pleased to judge them worthy of a public reward. By a royal mandate to the Exchequer of Scotland,...

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