The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation; Particularly the British and Irish; from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time..

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J. Nichols and Son [and 29 others], 1812
 

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Pàgina 188 - Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder and cast away their cords from us.
Pàgina 175 - Boswell a companion, whose acuteness would help my inquiry, and whose gaiety of conversation and civility of manners are sufficient to counteract the inconveniencies of travel, in countries less hospitable than we have passed.
Pàgina 243 - ... in the classics themselves, charms more by the simplicity and playfulness of his ideas, than by the neatness and purity of his verse : yet such was poor Vinny. I remember seeing the Duke of Richmond set fire to his greasy locks, and box his ears to put it out again.
Pàgina 280 - I give to the master and keepers or wardens and commonalty of the mystery or art of a stationer of the city of London...
Pàgina 243 - I love the memory of Vinny Bourne. I think him a better Latin poet than Tibul'lus, Propertius, Ausonius, or any of the writers in his way, except Ovid, and not at all inferior to him. I love him too with a love of partiality, because he was usher of the fifth form at Westminster, when I passed through it.
Pàgina 380 - Kent, 1735. was bred a surgeon, but devoted much of his time to antiquarian researches, and published, besides other works, an elaborate and valuable " History of Sandwich, with Notices of the other Cinque Ports, and of Richborough.
Pàgina 283 - FSA and of many of his learned friends. Containing an incidental view of the progress and advancement of literature in this kingdom from the beginning of the present century to the end of the year M DCCLXX VII. By John Nichols, his apprentice, partner, and successor.
Pàgina 376 - Bible, which task they went through in nine months, having each from the company of stationers during that time thirty shillings a week. He afterwards assisted sir Henry Saville in publishing the works of St. Chrysostom...
Pàgina 282 - Biographical and Literary Anecdotes of William Bowyer, Printer., FSA and of many of his learned friends...
Pàgina 308 - Spanish war, or both ; bat with France or Spain I carried on but little commerce — Flanders, Holland, and Germany, who, no doubt, supplied the rest of Europe, were the great Marts ; but, alas ! they are now no more. The convulsion that has disjointed and ruined the whole Continent, I did not foresee — I know no man that did. On that head, therefore, though it has nearly ruined me and mine, I can take but little blame to myself. In this state of things, I throw myself with confidence upon that...

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