Cyclopedia of Biography: A Record of the Lives of Eminent Persons

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Hurd and Houghton, 1866 - 979 стор.

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Сторінка 44 - 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 67 - These proclamations did not produce the effect designed, and in all the hardships, sufferings, and irritations of the war, Arnold remains the solitary instance of an American officer, who abandoned the side first embraced in the contest, and turned his sword upon his former companions in arms. He was soon despatched by Sir Henry Clinton, to make a diversion in Virginia.
Сторінка 469 - Athenian Letters, or the Epistolary Correspondence of an Agent of the King of Persia, residing at Athens during the Peloponnesian War.
Сторінка 443 - Roman, of eminentalents and patriotism, who distinguished himself at the taking of Carthago, and was elected tribune of the people. Having, in their name, demanded of the senate the execution of the agrarian law, by which all persons possessing above 500 acres of land were to be deprived of the surplus, for the benefit of the poor citizens, among...
Сторінка 463 - The Primitive Origination of Mankind considered and explained according to the Light of Nature," "The History of the Pleas of the Crown," and "Contemplations, Moral and Divine.
Сторінка 320 - Memoirs of the Protector, Oliver Cromwell, and of his Sons Richard and Henry. Illustrated by Original Letters, and other Family Papers.
Сторінка 189 - Greek, Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and German languages, made himself the most eminent mathematician and astronomer that America has produced, and did more for the reputation of his country among men of science abroad, than has been done by any other man, except, perhaps, Audubon and Dr. Franklin. His first publication was his well-known "Practical Navigation...
Сторінка 223 - He was immediately elected to a seat in the state legislature, and in the following year was chosen speaker of the house of representatives. In 1816 he was appointed chief justice of the supreme court, and in the next year was elected to a seat in the Senate of the United Slates.
Сторінка 263 - IV., fell into the hands of the Spaniards. They threatened Constance that they would put him to death, if she did not surrender the fortress. She refused, but offered all her property to ransom him.

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