The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation; Particularly the British and Irish; from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time, Volume 9

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Alexander Chalmers
J. Nichols, 1813 - Biography
 

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Page 280 - Besides perspicuity, there must be also right reasoning ; without which, perspicuity serves but to expose the speaker. And for the attaining of this, I should propose the constant reading of Chillingworth, who by his example will teach both perspicuity, and the way of right reasoning, better than any book that I know ; and therefore will deserve to be read upon that account over and over again ; not to say any thing of his argument.
Page 515 - HERMIPPUS redivivus : or, the sage's triumph over old age and the grave. Wherein a method is laid down for prolonging the life and vigour of man.
Page 404 - Some Reflections on that part of a Book called Amyntor, or a Defence of Milton's Life, written by Toland, which relates to the Writings of the Primitive Fathers and the Canon of the New Testament, in a Letter to a Friend.
Page 440 - A Vindication of the Histories of the Old and New Testament; in answer to the Objections of the late Lord Bolingbroke...
Page 473 - I have been bullied by an usurper ; I have been neglected by a court ; but I will not be dictated to by a subject : your man shan't stand. " ANNE Dorset, Pembroke and Montgomery.
Page 321 - He is indeed a careless writer for the most part, but where shall we find in any of those authors, who finish their works with the exactness of a Flemish pencil, those bold and daring strokes of fancy, those numbers so hazardously ventured upon, and so happily finished, the matter so compressed, and yet so clear, and the colouring so sparingly laid on, and yet with such a beautiful effect...
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Page 118 - In the year 1734, some gentlemen who had travelled in Italy, desirous of encouraging at home a taste for those objects which had contributed so much to their entertainment abroad...
Page 484 - That all acquisitions made under the influence of a military force, or by treaty with foreign Princes, do of right belong to the State.
Page 440 - A Journal from Grand Cairo to Mount Sinai and back again. Translated from a Manuscript, written by the Prefetto of Egypt, in company with the Missionaries de propaganda Fide at Grand Cairo. To which are added, some Remarks on the Origin of Hieroglyphics and the Mythology of the ancient Heathens.

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