The Biographical Dictionary of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge--, Band 4

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1844
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Seite 216 - A treatise of fruit-trees, shewing the manner of grafting, setting, pruning, and ordering of them in all respects...
Seite 192 - At the end of the fifteenth and the beginning of the sixteenth century, society was in a state of excitement.
Seite 377 - T do confess thou'rt smooth and fair, And I might have gone near to love thee. Had I not found the slightest prayer That lips could speak, had power to move thee; But I can let thee now alone, As worthy to be loved by none.
Seite 215 - That young lady had a talent for describing the involvements, and feelings, and characters of ordinary life, which is to me the most wonderful I ever met with. The Big Bow-wow strain I can do myself like any now going ; but the exquisite touch, which renders ordinary commonplace things and characters interesting, from the truth of the description and the sentiment, is denied to me.
Seite 16 - He has so much regard to his congregation, that he commits to his memory what he is to say to them; and has so soft and graceful a behaviour, that it must attract your attention. His person...
Seite 244 - Milan library ; but the writing, he observes, is that of the end of the sixteenth, or beginning of the seventeenth century; and from the paper having on it
Seite 344 - are of two sorts: — Some of them are wiser, better learned, discreeter, and more constant than a number of men; but another and a worse sort of them, and the MOST PART, are fond, foolish, wanton flibbergibs, tattlers, triflers, wavering, witless, without counsel, feeble, careless, rash, proud, dainty, nice, tale-bearers, eaves-droppers, rumour-raisers, evil-tongued, worse-minded, and in every wise doltified with the dregs of the Devil's Dunghill!
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Seite 166 - ... and that every marriage or matrimonial contract of any such descendant, without such consent first had and obtained, shall be null and void to all intents and purposes whatsoever.
Seite 94 - Barbier, Dictionnaire des Anonymes, &c. vol. ii. 133, vol. iii. 125, 126; Biographie Lyonnaise, 16.) GB AUDRADUS, who always assumed the appellation of Modicus, was chorepiscopus or rural bishop of Sens, under the Archbishop of Sens, Wenilon, and not a bishop, as stated erroneously by Oudin. He was born at the close of the eighth or beginning of the ninth century. He does not appear to have been distinguished otherwise than by his visions or revelations, the truth of which he maintained with success...

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