Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 13

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Sir Leslie Stephen, Sir Sidney Lee
Smith, Elder, & Company, 1888 - Great Britain
 

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Page 182 - Mr. Lely, I desire you would use all your skill to paint my picture truly like me, and not flatter me at all; but remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me, otherwise I will never pay a farthing for it.
Page 31 - 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 - The bridegroom may forget the bride Was made his wedded wife yestreen ; The monarch may forget the crown That on his head an hour has been ; The mother may forget the child That smiles sae sweetly on her knee; But I'll remember thee, Glencairn, And a' that thou hast done for me ! " LINES SENT TO STR JOHN WHITEFORD, OP WHITEFORD, BART.
Page 260 - Finish to the Adventures of Tom, Jerry, and Logic in their Pursuits through Life in and out of London...
Page 398 - Inquiries into the Origin and Progress of the Science of Heraldry in England, with Explanatory Observations on Armorial Ensigns,
Page 260 - LIFE IN LONDON; OR, THE DAY AND NIGHT SCENES OF JERRY HAWTHORN, ESQ. AND HIS ELEGANT FRIEND CORINTHIAN TOM, ACCOMPANIED BY BOB LOGIC, THE OXONIAN, IN THEIR RAMBLES AND SPREES THROUGH THE METROPOLIS.
Page 58 - Academy, and one of his pictures was purchased in 1864 by the Royal Association for the promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland. The Council of the Royal Scottish Academy have offered a reward of 1002. to anyone who will give information which may lead to the apprehension of Mr. Chalmers
Page 108 - No, no, it is not a good imitation of Johnson : it has all his pomp without his force ; it has all the nodosities of the oak without its strength.
Page 174 - The mind is the man. If that be kept pure, a man signifies somewhat; if not, I would very fain see what difference there is betwixt him and a beast He hath only some activity to do some more mischief.

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