The Annual Biography and Obituary, Volume 21

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Longman., 1837 - Great Britain
 

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Page 325 - Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, And my servant whom I have chosen: That ye may know and believe me, And understand that I am he: Before me there was no God formed, Neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the Lord; And beside me there is no saviour.
Page 372 - But in the East, from the oldest times, an immiscible character has been kept up; foreigners are not admitted into the general body and mass of the society of the nation; they continue strangers and sojourners as all their fathers were - Doris amara suam non intermiscuit undam...
Page 275 - ... tender-hearted Doctor himself, with a lighted candle in his hand and a smile upon his countenance, which was still partially red, from the effects of my petulance. I sulked and sobbed, and he fondled and soothed, till I began VOL.
Page 78 - I be buried by the side of my second wife, Charlotte Emilia Carey ; and that the following inscription, and nothing more...
Page 222 - I have given you really subdued these passions, because every one felt that what I did he had never done, and never could do. Before my promotion, a clerk was wanted to make out the morning report of the regiment I rendered the clerk unnecessary, and long before any other man was dressed for the parade, my work for the morning was all done, and I myself was on the parade, walking, in fine weather, for an hour perhaps. My custom was this : to get up in summer at daylight, and in winter at four o'clock...
Page 362 - When people understand that they must live together, except for a very few reasons known to the law, they learn to soften by mutual accommodation that yoke which they know they cannot shake off ; they become good husbands and good wives from the necessity of remaining husbands and wives, for necessity is a powerful master in teaching the duties which it imposes.
Page 9 - But with what a gusto would he describe his favourite authors, Donne, or Sir Philip Sidney, and call their most crabbed passages delicious ! He tried them on his palate as epicures taste olives, and his observations had a smack in them, like a roughness on the tongue.
Page 10 - Phillips, and a better fellow in his way breathes not. There was , who asserted some incredible matter of fact as a likely paradox, and settled all controversies by an ipse dixit, a. fiat of his will, hammering out many a hard theory on the anvil of his...
Page 389 - How musical is the alliteration ! but it is music which, like that of the singing brook, has sprung up of itself. Now, Mrs. Hemiins has the most perfect skill in her science; nothing can be more polished than her versification. Every poem is like a piece of music, with its eloquent pauses, its rich combinations, and its swelling chords.
Page 220 - I subscribed to a circulating library at Brompton, the greatest part of the books in which I read more than once over. The library was not very considerable, it is true, nor in my reading was I directed by any degree of taste or choice. Novels, plays, history, poetry, all were read, and nearly with equal avidity.

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