A Dictionary of Contemporary Biography: A Handbook of the Peerage of Rank, Worth, and Intellect

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R. Griffin, 1861 - Biography - 416 pages

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Page 360 - Lives of the Queens of Scotland, and English Princesses connected with the Regal Succession of Great Britain.
Page 82 - The Unity of Law : As Exhibited in the Relations of Physical, Social, Mental and Moral Science (1872).
Page 128 - I expect to be a representative of the people before the repeal of the Union. We shall meet at Philippi...
Page 81 - In 1837 he was called to the House of Lords, on the death of his father. The great fortune to which he became heir he employed in improving the condition of his regiment. He acquired a good deal of notoriety in connexion with the "black bottle...
Page 75 - ... he was called to the bar by the Hon. Society of the Inner Temple, and went on the Western Circuit, where he soon rose into reputation, and acquired an extensive practice.
Page 155 - At the same time that he thus gratified my desires as to scientific employment, he still advised me not to give up the prospects I had before me, telling me that Science was a harsh mistress ; and, in a pecuniary point of view, but poorly rewarding those who devoted themselves to her service.
Page 197 - He commenced his literary career about 1838, and in the following year was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, and afterwards of many other scientific and literary associations. His first work of much importance was a "Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words...
Page 251 - In 1848 received the honour of knighthood, and in 1855 the honorary degree of DCL was conferred on him by the University of Oxford.
Page 124 - Book of Almanacs. With an Index of Reference by which the Almanac may be found for every Year, whether in Old Style or New, from any Epoch, Ancient or Modern, up to AD 2000. With means of finding the Day of New or Full Moon, from BC 2000 to AD 2000.
Page 46 - ... however, he neglected the pages of Blackstone, to listen to the living oratory of parliament, and in particular of Lord Chatham. In 1772, he was called to the Irish bar, and in 1775 was returned to the Irish parliament as representative for the borough of...

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