Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 4

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Page 75 - An Act for the Amendment of the Law, and the better Advancement of Justice...
Page 265 - The cause of Congreve was not tenable: whatever glosses he might use for the defence or palliation of single passages, the general tenour and tendency of his plays must always be condemned. It is acknowledged, with universal conviction, that the perusal of his works will make no man better ; and that their ultimate effect is to represent pleasure in alliance with vice, and to relax those obligations by which life ought to be regulated.
Page 397 - I now design to suppress. Philosophy is such an impertinently litigious lady, that a man had as good be engaged in lawsuits, as have to do with her.
Page 210 - But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her, for her hair is given her for a covering. 16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God...
Page 56 - Trevor, and who was made a Knight of the Bath at the coronation of Charles II.
Page 275 - The difficulties and discouragements which attend the Study of the Scriptures, in the way of private judgment...
Page 398 - I keep the subject constantly before me, and wait till the first dawnings open slowly by little and little into a full and clear light.
Page 53 - If the plaintiff has a right, he must of necessity have a means to vindicate and maintain it, and a remedy if he is injured in the exercise or enjoyment of it; and indeed it is a vain thing to imagine a right without a remedy; for want of right and want of remedy are reciprocal.
Page 254 - The university approved the contents of this letter, and accordingly created Mr. AtterburyD.D. Our author's work was entitled, "The Rights, Powers, and Privileges of an English Convocation, stated and vindicated, in answer to a late book of Dr.
Page 423 - We were all, at the first night of it, in great uncertainty of the event ; till we were very much encouraged by overhearing the Duke of Argyle, who sat in the next box to us, say, ' It will do — it must do ! I see it in the eyes of them.

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