Cyclopedia of Universal Biography: A Record of the Names of the Most Eminent Men of the World

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Сторінка 46 - My lords, cannot I take my subjects money when I want it, without all this formality in parliament ? The bishop of Durham readily answered, God forbid, Sir, but you should ; you are the breath of our nostrils...
Сторінка 9 - The danger was soon over. The whole nation was at that time on fire with faction. The Whigs applauded every line in which liberty was mentioned, as a satire on the Tories ; and the Tories echoed every clap, to show that the satire was unfelt.
Сторінка 203 - Man, and Seasons of the Year, together with an exact Epitome of the Three First Monarchies, viz., the Assyrian, Persian, and « Grecian ; and the beginning of the Roman Commonwealth to the end of their last King; with divers other Pleasant and Serious Poems; By a Gentlewoman of New England.
Сторінка 46 - No put-offs, my lord ; answer me presently," " Then, sir," said he, " I think it is lawful for you to take my brother Neale's money for he offers it.
Сторінка 479 - Athenian Letters, or the Epistolary Correspondence of an Agent of the King of Persia, residing at Athens during the Peloponnesian War.
Сторінка 204 - Brahe discovered two new inequalities in the motion of of the moon, made other valuable observations on that satellite, was, perhaps, the first who had correct ideas of the nature of comets, and, with less happiness, invented a new planetary system, which was vainly intended to supersede that of Copernicus. He is the author of a " Treatise on the New Phenomena of the Heavens ;" and other astronomical works written in Latin.
Сторінка 164 - He. was bred to medicine, but at the commencement of the revolutionary war, he took an active part in the cause of his country. He soon rose to the rank of colonel, and had the command^ of a regiment of dragoons. In 1779 he* was appointed to the command of the convention troops at Albemarle barracks in Virginia. He was chosen a representative from Virginia, in the first congress under the present constitution of the United States.
Сторінка 232 - In 1738 he was appointed one of the lords of the bed-chamber to Frederic, prince of Wales, the father of George III. Soon after the young king's accession, over whom Bute possessed unbounded influence, he was made secretary of state, and quickly after, first lord of the treasury. Under his ministry, a peace, which disappointed the hopes of the people, was concluded with France and Spain; and what added greatly to his unpopularity, was the marked favoritism he showed for his countrymen, filling the...
Сторінка 399 - Unfortunately, instead of husbanding these resources, he immediately set up for a country gentleman, on a scale which, in three years, reduced him to greater indigence than ever, with a young family to support. He then, for the first time, dedicated himself to the bar as a profession, and, for immediate subsistence, employed his pen on various miscellaneous subjects, "The History of JOnathan Wild" being among the early fruits of his literary industry.
Сторінка 79 - A. brought to light the iniquitous arts which had been practised against him, and threw his judges, who were likewise his enemies, into such confusion, that the imperial deputies could with difficulty rescue him from their anger. They could do nothing, however, further than suspend him from his office. He still continued in the discharge of his duties, until the emperor, deceived by new falsehoods, banished him to Treves.

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