A Universal Biographical Dictionary, Containing the Lives of the Most Celebrated Characters of Every Age and Nation ... to which is Added, a Dictionary of the Principal Divinities and Heroes of Grecian and Roman Mythology, and a Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Living Characters
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Page 198 - THE BODY of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and stript of its lettering and gilding) lies here food for worms ; yet the work itself shall not be lost, for it will (as he believed) appear once more in a new and more beautiful edition, corrected and amended by THE AUTHOR.
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Page 28 - I think it is lawful for you to take my brother Neale's money; for he offers it.
Page 185 - A poet, blest beyond the poet's fate, Whom Heaven kept sacred from the Proud and Great : Foe to loud praise, and friend to learned ease, Content with science in the vale of peace. Calmly he look'd on either life ; and here Saw nothing to regret, or there to fear ; From Nature's temperate feast rose satisfied, Thank'd Heaven that he had liv'd, and that he died.
Page 10 - The marriage, if uncontradicted report can be credited, made no addition to his happiness : it neither found them nor made them equal. She always remembered her own rank, and thought herself entitled to treat with very little ceremony the tutor of her son. Rowe's ballad of The Despairing Shepherd is said to have been written, either before or after marriage, upon this memorable pair; and it is certain that Addison has left behind him no encouragement for ambitious love.
Page 311 - She ended weeping, and her lowly plight, Immoveable till peace obtain'd from fault Acknowledged and deplored, in Adam wrought Commiseration ; soon his heart relented Towards her, his life so late and sole delight, Now at his feet submissive in distress...
Page 335 - A Commentary, with Notes, on the four Evangelists and the Acts of the Apostles," with other theological pieces.
Page 261 - ... in judgment and in genius bright; In controversy seldom known to spare, But humble as the Publican in prayer ; To more, than merited his kindness, kind, And, though in manners harsh, of friendly mind ; Deep ting'd with melancholy's blackest shade, And, though prepar'd to die, of death afraid— Such Johnson was ; of him with justice vain, When will this nation see his like again...