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Stran 443 - This seems to have given him his first hold of the public attention ; for Waller remarked, "that he broke out like the Irish rebellion, threescore thousand strong, when nobody was aware, or in the least suspected it ;" an observation which could have had no propriety, had his poetical abilities been known before.
Stran 60 - Sir, we have heard what you did at the House in the morning, and before many hours all England will hear it : but, Sir, you are mistaken to think that the Parliament is dissolved ; for no power under heaven can dissolve them but themselves : therefore take you notice of that.
Stran 9 - Mantua testified their esteem by a public mourning, the contemporary wits were profuse of their encomiums, and the palaces of Italy were adorned with pictures, representing him on horseback with a lance in one hand and a book in the other.
Stran 59 - I have sought the Lord night and day, that He would rather slay me than put me upon the doing of this work.
Stran 446 - I flow like thee," &c. all with admirable judgment; and the whole read together is a very strong proof of what Mr. Waller says : "Poets lose half the praise they should have got, Could it be known what they discreetly blot.
Stran 231 - Lord Hailes's Annals of Scotland have not that painted form which is the taste of this age ; but it is a book which will always sell, it has such a stability of dates, such a certainty of facts, and such a punctuality of citation. I never before read Scotch history with certainty.
Stran 230 - An Inquiry into the Secondary Causes which Mr. Gibbon has assigned for the rapid growth of Christianity.
Stran 379 - A true and faithful relation of what passed for many years between Dr. John Dee, a mathematician of great fame in queen Elizabeth and king James their reigns, and some spirits, tending, had it succeeded, to a general alteration of most states and kingdoms in the world.
Stran 263 - The works of Sam Daniel contained somewhat a flat, but yet withal a very pure and copious English, and words as warrantable as any man's, and fitter perhaps for prose than measure.
Stran 73 - Pray, Mr. Hampden, who is that man, for I see he is on our side, by his speaking so warmly to-day? " — " That sloven," said Mr. Hampden, prophetically, " whom you see before you, hath no ornament in his speech ; that sloven, I say, if we should ever come to a breach with the king, which God forbid ! in such a case, I say, that sloven will be the greatest man in England.