The Biographical Treasury: A Dictionary of Universal Biography

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Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1859 - 962 стор.

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Сторінка 199 - Gracious heaven ! if I am doomed to be wretched, bury me beneath Iceland snows, and let me feed on blubber; stretch me under the burning line, and deny me thy propitious dews ; nay, if it be thy will, suffocate me with the infected and pestilential air of a democratic club-room ; but save me from the desk of an attorney ! Mr.
Сторінка 39 - Amerigo arrived at Brazil, and discovered the Bay of All Saints. In 1505 he again entered the service of the king of Spain, but made no more voyages, as appears from memoranda, showing that he was at Seville till 1508, at which time he was appointed principal pilot. His duties were to prepare charts, and prescribe routes for vessels in their voyages to the new world, which soon received his name. This...
Сторінка 112 - Inchest offices under the government of Theodoric the Goth. He was long the oracle of his sovereign and the idol of the people ; but his strict integrity and inflexible justice raised up enemies in those who loved extortion and oppression, and he at last fell a victim to their machinations. He was accused of a treasonable correspondence with the court of Constantinople, and executed in 524.
Сторінка 150 - He was employed by the Congress of New Granada to complete the flora of Bogota, when the disturbed state of public affairs interrupted the work ; and himself and colleague, Don Losano, were put to death. Caldas, PEREIBA DE SOUZA ANTONIA, a Brazilian poet, b. Rio de Janeiro, 1762 ; d. 1814. He studied at Coimbra, but, on being consigned to a convent by the Inquisition, took holy orders. His writings were pub. in Paris, 1821, entitled...
Сторінка 156 - Microcosm," a periodical work conducted by the senior 1 scholars. At Oxford also he distinguished himself, and proceeded thence to Lincoln's Inn, his oratorical talents suggesting the bar as the profession "best adapted for him. Being, introduced to the house of commons by Mr. Pitt, he abandoned the bar, and devoted himself wholly to politics. His strenuous and able support; of the minister was rewarded in 1796 with an under secretaryship of state; and in the year 1800 he "was placed in affluence...
Сторінка 114 - Bolivar addressed a letter from Caraccas to the president of the senate, renouncing the presidency of the republic, and expressing a determination to repel the imputations of ambition cast upon him, by retiring to seclusion upon his patrimonial estate. Santander, in reply...

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