A Critical Dictionary of English Literature: And British and American Authors, Living and Deceased, from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century. Containing Thirty Thousand Biographies and Literary Notices, with Forty Indexes of Subjects, Volume 1
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Page 266 - BRYANT, JACOB. A new system ; or, An analysis of ancient mythology: wherein an attempt is made to divest tradition of fable ; and to reduce the truth to its original purity.
Page 13 - If I were to pray for a taste which should stand me in stead, under every variety of circumstances, and be a source of happiness and cheerfulness to me through life, and a shield against its ills, however things might go amiss, and the world frown upon me, it would be a taste for reading.
Page 172 - So much understanding, so much knowledge, so much innocence, and such humility, I did not think had been the portion of any but angels, till I saw this gentleman...
Page 48 - History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815.
Page 222 - The Family Shakspeare ; in which nothing is added to the Original Text ; but those words and expressions are omitted which cannot with propriety be read aloud. By T. BOWDLEB, Esq. FRS New Edition, in Volumes for the Pocket ; with 36 Wood Engravings, from Designs by Smirke, Howard, and other Artists.
Page 239 - More Worlds than One. The Creed of the Philosopher and the Hope of the Christian.
Page 86 - ... My conceit of his person was never increased toward him by his place, or honours : but I have and do reverence him, for the greatness that was only proper to himself, in that he seemed to me ever, by his work, one of the greatest men, and most worthy of admiration, that had been in many ages. In his adversity I ever prayed, that God would give him strength ; for greatness he could not want. Neither could I condole in a word or syllable for him, as knowing no accident could do harm to virtue,...
Page 10 - LIBRARY. What a world of wit is here packed up together ! I know not whether this sight doth more dismay or comfort me ; it dismays me to think that here is so much that I cannot know ; it comforts me to think that this variety yields so good helps to know what I should. There is no truer word than that of Solomon — there is no end of making many books...
Page 10 - ... ancient Worthies of Learning, whether human or divine, and confer with them of all my doubts ! that I can, at pleasure, summon whole synods of reverend Fathers and acute Doctors from all the coasts of the earth, to give their well-studied judgments, in all points of question, which I propose ! Neither can I cast my eye casually upon any of these silent masters, but I must learn somewhat.