Biographia Hibernica: a biographical dictionary of the worthies of Ireland, from the earliest period to the present time, Volume 2

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J. Warren, 1821 - Ireland

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Page 185 - I passed among the harmless peasants of Flanders, and among such of the French as were poor enough to be very merry ; for I ever found them sprightly in proportion to their wants. Whenever I approached a peasant's house towards nightfall, I played one of my most merry tunes, and that procured me not only a lodging, but subsistence for the next day.
Page 562 - We have old Mr. Southern at a Gentleman's house a little way off, who often comes to see us ; he is now seventy-seven years old *, and has almost wholly lost his memory; but is as agreeable as an old man can be, at least I persuade myself so when I look at him, and think of Isabella and Oroonoko.
Page 162 - Governor-General; that he should be assisted by four councillors; and that a supreme court of judicature, consisting of a chief justice and three inferior judges, should be established at Calcutta.
Page 449 - Each home-felt joy that life inherits here; Yet from the same we learn, in its decline, Those joys, those loves, those interests, to resign; Taught, half by reason, half by mere decay, To welcome death, and calmly pass away.
Page 431 - They that have turned the world upside down, are come hither also ;" and for affronting the clergy in convocation, when they presented their address to lord chancellor Phipps.
Page 194 - What's that?' says the Doctor, terrified at the sound. ' Pshaw, Doctor,' says Colman, who was standing by the side of the scene, ' don't be fearful of squibs, when we have been sitting almost these two hours upon a barrel of gunpowder.
Page 163 - Chatham), now no more, had a seat in this house, he would have started from the bed of sickness, he would have solicited some friendly hand to deposit him on this floor, and from this station, with a monarch's voice, would have called the kingdom to arms to oppose it. But he is dead, and has left nothing in the world that resembles him. He is dead, and the sense, and honour, and character, and understanding of the nation, are dead with him.
Page 107 - An Epistolary Discourse, proving, from the Scriptures and the first Fathers, that the Soul is a Principle naturally mortal, but immortalized actually by the pleasure of God, to Punishment, or to Reward, by its Union with the Divine Baptismal Spirit. Wherein is proved, that none have the Power of giving this Divine Immortalizing Spirit, since the Apostles, but only the Bishops.
Page 582 - Master of Requests. He was soliciting the Earl of Arran to speak to his brother the Duke of Ormond, to get a chaplain's place established in the garrison of Hull for Mr. Fiddes, a clergyman in that neighbourhood, who had lately been in gaol, and published sermons to pay fees.
Page 99 - At the moment in which he expired, he uttered, with an energy of voice that expressed the most fervent devotion, two lines of his own version of Dies Irce: My God, my Father, and my Friend, Do not forsake me in my end. He died in 1684 ; and was buried with great pomp in Westminster-abbey. His poetical character is given by Mr. Fenton :

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