A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, with Lists of Their Works: In Two Volumes..

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R. and J. Dodsley in Pallmall; and J. Graham in the Strand., 1759 - Authors - 247 pages

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Page 150 - ... an old hermit, a secretary of state, a brave soldier, and an esquire. The first presented him with a book of meditations, the second with political discourses, the third with orations of...
Page 181 - When we, at this distance of time, inquire what prodigious merits excited such admiration, what do we find? Great valour. — But it was an age of heroes. — In full of all other talents, we have a tedious, lamentable, pedantic, pastoral romance, which the patience of a young virgin in love cannot now wade through; and some absurd attempts to fetter English verse in Roman chains; a proof that this applauded author understood little of the genius of his own language.
Page 69 - He had before been sent embassador to negotiate a marriage between the king's sister and the duke of Burgundy; and in the same character concluded a treaty between king Edward and the duke of Bretagne. On prince Edward being created prince of Wales, he was appointed his governor, and had a grant of the office of chief butler of England; and was even on the point of attaining the...
Page 218 - Take this for your final answer, and forbear any farther solicitations ; for if you trouble me with any more messages of this nature, I will burn the paper and hang up the bearer. This is the immutable resolution, and shall be the undoubted practice, of him who accounts it his chiefest glory to be his majesty's most loyal and obedient subject, "DERBY.
Page 110 - On the death of Henry, he was chosen governor to the young King, and declared Protector. In this situation his conduct was imprudent, and in some respects unjust. The possession of so much authority destroyed the gentler virtues, and rendered him proud, impetuous, and overbearing. " His contributing to the ruin of the Howards, hurt him much in the eyes of the nation. His severity to his own brother, though a vain and worthless man, was still less excusable. His injustice to his own issue was monstrous;...
Page 41 - Quotations, puns, witticisms, superstition, oaths, vanity, prerogative, and pedantry, the ingredients of all his sacred majesty's performances, were the pure produce of his own capacity, and deserving all the incense offered to such immense erudition by the divines of his age, and the flatterers of his court.
Page 103 - Dorfet ; by whom He had three Daughters, Lady Margaret, who was born deaf and dumb, (probably not the fair Geraldine) Elizabeth third Wife of Edward Clinton Earl of Lincoln, and the Lady Cicely.
Page 139 - It is a fragment of one of her last broad pieces, representing her horridly old and deformed. An entire coin with this image is not known. It is universally supposed that the die was broken by her command, and that some workman of the mint cut out this morsel, which contains barely the face*.
Page 180 - Philip Sidney. The learned of Europe dedicated their works to Him; the republic of Poland thought him at leaft worthy to be in the nomination for their crown. All the mufes of England wept his death. When we at this diftance of time inquire what prodigious merits excited fuch admiration, what do we find ? Great valour.

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