The General biographical dictionary: containing an historical and critical account of the lives and writings of the most eminent persons in every nation

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Alexander Chalmers
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Page 100 - Jos., typographical antiquities': being an historical account of printing in England: with some memoirs of our antient printers, and a register of the books printed by them, from the year 1471 to the year 1600.
Page 399 - Arbuthnot was a man of great comprehension, skilful in his profession, versed in the sciences, acquainted with ancient literature, and able to animate his mass of knowledge by a bright and active imagination; a scholar with great brilliance of wit, a wit who, in the crowd of life, retained and discovered a noble ardour of religious zeal.
Page 225 - I take my subjects' money, when I want it, without all this formality of parliament?" The bishop of Durham readily answered, "God forbid, Sir, but you should: you are the breath of our nostrils." Whereupon the King turned and said to the bishop of Winchester, "Well, my Lord, what say you?" "Sir," replied the bishop, "I have no skill to judge of parliamentary cases.
Page 215 - The History of Great Britain, connected with the Chronology of Europe; with notes, &c. containing anecdotes of the times, lives of the learned, and specimens of their works, vol. I. from Caesar's invasion to the deposition and death of Richard II.
Page 100 - Typographical Antiquities: being an historical account of printing in England; with some memoirs of our ancient printers, and a register of the books printed by them from the year 1471 to 1500. With an appendix concerning printing in Scotland and Ireland to the same time.
Page 385 - The parties were secretly married, which was discovered about July in the following year. They were then separately confined, the lady at the house of Sir Thomas Parry at Lambeth, and Seymour in the Tower, for 'his contempt in marrying a lady of the royal family without the king's leave.
Page 173 - Memoires concernant les vies et les ouvrages de plusieurs modernes celebres dans la Republique des Lettres,
Page 483 - There is a classical cor* rectness and closeness of style in this poem that are truly admirable, and the subject is raised and adorned by numberless poetical images/
Page 155 - Histiaeus, when he was obliged once more to remove to Abdera, where he died. The manner of his death is said to have been very extraordinary; for they tell us he was choaked with a grape-stone, which he swallowed as he was drinking some new wine.
Page 128 - ... in the next before him ; he must immediately make the same signal, that it may be seen by persons in the station next after him, who are to communicate it to those in the following station, and so on.

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