General biography; or, Lives, critical and historical, of the most eminent persons of all ages, countries, conditions and professions, chiefly composed by J. Aikin and W. Enfield, Volume 1
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General Biography; Or, Lives, Critical and Historical, of the Most Eminent ...
John Aikin,William Enfield
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Page 28 - Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen ; for we be brethren. Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me : if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right ; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
Page 146 - Cicero, formed his taste, enlarged his understanding, and gave him the noblest ideas of man and government. The exercises of the body succeeded to those of the mind; and Alexander, who was tall, active, and robust, surpassed most of his equals in the gymnastic arts.
Page 244 - I think it is lawful for you to take my brother Neale's money; for he offers it.
Page 244 - I take my subjects' money when I want it, without all this formality of parliament? ' The Bishop of Durham readily answered, 'God forbid, Sir, but you should: you are the breath of our nostrils.' Whereupon the King turned and said to the Bishop of Winchester, 'Well, my lord, what say you?' 'Sir,' replied the bishop, 'I have no skill to judge of parliamentary cases.' The King answered, 'No put-offs, my lord; answer me presently.
Page 368 - An Argument, proving, that according to the Covenant of Eternal life, revealed in the Scriptures, Man may be translated from hence into that Eternal Life, without passing through death, although the Human Nature of Christ himself could not be thus translated till he had passed through death.
Page 177 - The weather proved favourable to their enterprise. Under the cover of a thick fog they escaped the fleet of Allectus, which had been stationed off the Isle of Wight to receive them, landed in safety on some part of the western coast, and convinced the Britons that a superiority of naval strength will not always protect their country from a foreign invasion.
Page 244 - I take my subjects money when I want it, without all this formality in parliament ? The bishop of Durham readily answered, God forbid, Sir, but you should ; you are the breath of our nostrils : whereupon the king turned and said to the bishop of Winchester, well, my lord, what say you ? Sir, replied the bishop, I have no skill to judge of parliamentary cases.
Page 18 - His compositions were easy and elegantly simple, for he used to say, ' I do not chuse to be always struggling with difficulties, and playing with all my might. I make my pieces difficult whenever I please, according to my disposition, and that of my audience.