What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Academy admiral afterwards appeared appointed army battle became bishop Bologna born brother Caesar called Cassini Catiline celebrated character Charles Charles II church Cicero command Commodus court Cromwell crown daughter death defeated died distinguished Duke Duke of Guise Edinburgh edition elected emperor England English executed father favour France French Gaul gave German Greek Henry honour Huguenot Italy John king King of Navarre king's labours Latin letters literary lived London Lord Louis Lusiad marriage married minister native obtained painted painter Paris parliament party philosophy Plutarch poems poet Poland Pompey pope prince prisoner province published received reign returned Roman Rome royal Russia Russian Scotland senate sent soon Spain Spanish style succeeded success Sweden took translation treatise Venice visited vols volume writings wrote
Page 423 - And forasmuch as my hand offended, writing contrary to my heart, my hand shall first be punished therefore; for, may I come to the fire, it shall be first burned. " And as for the pope, I refuse him, as Christ's enemy, and Antichrist, with all his false doctrine.
Page 393 - Crudities, hastily gobled up in five moneths Travells in France, Savoy, Italy, Rhetia commonly called the Grisons country, Helvetia alias Switzerland, some parts of High Germany, and the Netherlands ; newly digested in the hungry aire of Odcombe in the county of Somerset, and now dispersed to the nourishment of the travelling members of this kingdome.
Page 83 - The first time I saw Irving was six-and-twenty years ago, in his native town, Annan. He was fresh from Edinburgh, with College prizes, high character and promise; he had come to see our Schoolmaster, who had also been his. We heard of famed Professors, of high matters classical, mathematical, a whole Wonderland of Knowledge: nothing but joy, health, hopefulness without end, looked out from the blooming young man.
Page 435 - I knew not), very ordinarily appareled; for it was a plain cloth suit, which seemed to have been made by an ill country tailor; his linen was plain, and not very clean ; and I remember a speck or two of blood upon his little band, which was not much larger than his collar ; his hat was without a hat-band ; his stature was of a good size ; his sword stuck close to his side ; his countenance swollen and reddish, his voice sharp and untunable, and his eloquence full of fervour ; for the subjectmatter...
Page 423 - I renounce and refuse, as things written with my hand, contrary to the truth which I thought in my heart, and written for fear of death, and to save my life if it might be...
Page 313 - At a very premature age, even before my fifteenth year, I had bewildered myself in metaphysics, and in theological controversy. Nothing else pleased me. History, and particular facts, lost all interest in my mind.
Page 405 - ... he was among those who freed translation from servility, and instead of following his author at a distance, walked by his side; and that, if he left versification yet improvable, he left likewise from time to time such specimens of excellence as enabled succeeding poets to improve it.
Page 129 - Burgoyne, &e., whych sayd translacion and werke was begonne in Brugis in 1468 and ended in the holy cyte of Colen 19 Sept. 1471,' fol. 4. ' The Game and Playe of the Chesse, translated out of the French, fynysshid the last day of Marche, 1474,' fol. 5. A second edition of the same, fol. (with woodcuts). 6. ' A Boke of the hoole lyf of Jason,