Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Samuel Parr, LL.D.

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J. Bohn, 1829 - 850 pages
 

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Page 503 - An act for the safety and preservation of his Majesty's person and government against treasonable and seditious practices and attempts...
Page 689 - The wheels of nature are not made to roll backward ; every thing presses on towards eternity ; from the birth of time an impetuous current has set in, which bears all the sons of men towards that interminable ocean. Meanwhile heaven is attracting to itself whatever is congenial to its nature, is enriching itself by the spoils of earth, and collecting within its capacious bosom whatever is pure, permanent, and divine...
Page 591 - God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires, known, and from whom no secrets are hid...
Page 738 - By such collisions of sentiment truth is brought into fuller view, and a reader finds himself impelled, by the very strongest curiosity, to examine the reasons upon which men of talents nearly equal have founded decisions totally opposite. By posterity, too, reviews will be considered as useful repositories of the most splendid passages in the most celebrated works. They will show the progress of a country, or an age, in taste and arts, in refinement of manners, and in the cultivation of science....
Page 557 - ... with an ample fortune, endowed with faculties which have enabled me to acquire that fortune myself, enjoying a fair reputation, beloved by my relations, esteemed by my friends, thought well of by most of my countrymen to whom my name is known, united to a kind, virtuous, enlightened, and most affectionate wife, the father of seven children, all in perfect health, and all giving, by the goodness of their dispositions, a promise of future excellence, and though myself far advanced in life, yet...
Page 737 - I have sent one article, besides those which were written for the Horace. For the Critical Review I have furnished a few materials for two articles only. For the Monthly I have assisted in writing two or three, and the number of those which are entirely my own does not exceed six or seven. In almost all these critiques, my...
Page 655 - To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland m Parliament assembled.
Page 602 - J2\ 1 a year. I am conscious that there may seem something ridiculous in offering so trifling a piece of preferment to a man who is unquestionably entitled to fill the highest dignities in the church ; but I have nothing better to offer, and I persuade myself that you will do me the justice to believe that I am not actuated by the vanity of wishing to have it in my power to say that you have condescended to accept a living from me. If you do not accept it, I particularly request that you will not...
Page 562 - I am sorry that it is not in my power to place you in a situation which would become you — I mean in the Episcopal palace at Buckden : but I can bring you very near to it ; for I have the presentation to a rectory now vacant, within a mile and a half of it, which is very much at Dr. Parr's service. It is the rectory of Graffham, at present worth 200/. a year, and, as I am informed, may soon be worth 270/. ; and I this moment learn that the incumbent died last Tuesday.
Page 820 - Then would he display the intrinsic worth of his character ; his deep and devoted piety, his unsullied purity of mind, his probity, his integrity, his mighty intellect, his unrivalled accomplishments, his supreme command over language — then like an angel would he instruct. Often and often have I, at such times, listened to him with rapture, and caught eagerly every syllable that passed from his lips ; and as long as I live, or at least as long as I have reason, I believe, that no hour will pass...

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