A new and general biographical dictionary

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Page 414 - Terra : a philosophical discourse of earth, relating to the culture and improvement of it for vegetation, and the propagation of plants, &c.
Page 238 - When men were outlawed in personal actions, they would not permit them to purchase their charters of pardon, except they paid great and intolerable sums ; standing upon the strict point of law, which upon outlawries giveth forfeiture of goods; nay, contrary to all law and colour, they maintained the king ought to have the half of men's lands and rents, during the space of full two years, for a pain in case of outlawry.
Page 175 - Donne very sad, and sick in her bed; and that after a long and dangerous labour, she had been delivered of a dead child. And, upon examination, the abortion proved to be the same day, and about the very hour, that Mr Donne affirmed he saw her pass by him in his chamber.
Page 176 - His first motion from his house was to preach where his beloved wife lay buried, in St. Clement's Church, near Temple Bar, London ; and his text was a part of the prophet Jeremy's Lamentation : " Lo, I am the man that have seen affliction.
Page 177 - Dr Donne, I have invited you to dinner; and, though you sit not down with me, yet I will carve to you of a dish that I know you love well; for, knowing you love London, I do therefore make you Dean of St Paul's; and, when I have dined, then do you take your beloved dish home to your study, say grace there to yourself, and much good may it do you.
Page 178 - He was of stature moderately tall; of a straight and equallyproportioned body, to which all his words and actions gave an unexpressible addition of comeliness. The melancholy and pleasant humour were in him so contempered, that each gave advantage to the other, and made his company one of the delights of mankind.
Page 189 - She likewise gave directions for the preservation of his ship, that it might remain a monument of his own and his country's glory.
Page 179 - Characters, written by Dr. Donne, Dean of Pauls ; to which is added a Book of Epigrams, written in Latin by the same author ; translated into English by J. Maine, DD ; and also Ignatius his Conclave, a Satyr, translated out of the original copy, written in Latin by the same author ; found lately amongst his own papers.
Page 443 - Who shall have it But I, the true laureate, to whom the king gave it? Apollo begg'd pardon, and granted his claim, But vow'd that till then he ne'er heard of his name.
Page 45 - ... writ in verse, and performed in recitative music. The original of this music, and of the scenes which adorned his work, he had from the Italian operas ; but he heightened his characters (as I may probably imagine) from the example of Corneille and some French poets. In this condition did this part of poetry remain at his Majesty's return; when, growing bolder, as being now owned by a public authority, he reviewed his Siege of Rhodes, and caused it be acted as a just drama.

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