A General Biographical Dictionary, Volum 3

Whittaker and Company, 1838

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Pàgina 54 - Sidney's sister, Pembroke's mother. Death, ere thou hast slain another Fair and learn'd and good as she, Time shall throw a dart at thee.
Pàgina 98 - A Discourse of the Contests and Dissensions between the Nobles and Commons of Athens and Rome,
Pàgina 12 - HISTORY of MODERN EUROPE. With an Account of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire ; and a view of the Progress of Society, from the Rise of the Modern Kingdoms to the Peace of Paris in 1763.
Pàgina 29 - ... nothing will supply the want of prudence; and that negligence and irregularity, long continued, will make knowledge useless, wit ridiculous, and genius contemptible.
Pàgina 99 - Dorsetshire, in 1324, and, in 1648, took the degree of bachelor of medicine at Oxford. He subsequently commenced practice as a physician at Westminster, and speedily attained great reputation. From 1660 to 1670 he held the first place in his profession, though it was not till the latter part of his career that he became a licentiate of the college. Being a great sufferer from the gout, he was unable, in the latter part of his life, to go much from home ; but he continued to benefit society by his...
Pàgina 59 - for the purchase of the Museum, or Collection of Sir Hans Sloane, and of the Harleian Collection of Manuscripts ; and for providing one General Repository for the better reception and more convenient use of the said collections ; and of the Cottonian Library, and of the additions thereto.
Pàgina 126 - Varus and his legions, he was sent to check the progress of the victorious Germans, and acted in that war with equal spirit and prudence. On the death of Augustus, he succeeded, without opposition, to the sovereignty of the empire ; which, however, with his characteristic dissimulation, he affected to decline, until repeatedly solicited by the servile senate.

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