A Biographical History of England, from the Revolution to the End of George I's Reign: Being a Continuation of the Rev. J. Granger's Work ; Consisting of Characters Disposed in Different Classes; and Adapted to a Methodical Catalogue of Engraved British Heads ; Interspersed with a Variety of Anecdotes, and Memoirs of a Great Number of Persons, Volume 3
W. Richardson, 1806
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Page 385 - Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them...
Page 28 - I live a rent-charge on his providence: But you, whom every muse and grace adorn, Whom I foresee to better fortune born, Be kind to my remains; and oh defend, Against your judgment, your departed friend! Let not the insulting foe my fame pursue; But shade those laurels which descend to you: And take for tribute what these lines express; You merit more; nor could my love do less.
Page 242 - Robin and I are two honest men. He is for King George, and I for King James ; but those men with long cravats (meaning Sandys, Sir John Rushout, Gibbon, and others) only desire places, either under King George or King James.
Page 260 - If you have these whims of apartments and gardens, From twice fifty acres you'll ne'er see five farthings: And in yours I shall find the true gentleman's fate; Ere you finish your house, you'll have spent your estate . Now let us touch thumbs and be friends ere we part. Here, John, is my thumb.
Page 273 - Tell me from whom, fat-headed Scot, • Thou didst thy system learn ; From Hippocrate thou hadst it not. Nor Celsus, nor Pitcairn. " Suppose we own that milk is good, And say the same of grass; The one for babes is only food. The other for an ass, " Doctor, one new prescription try, (A friend's advice forgive), Eat grass, reduce thyself and die. Thy patients then may live.
Page 274 - My system, doctor, is my own, No tutor I pretend; My blunders hurt myself alone, But yours your dearest friend. Were you to milk and straw confined, Thrice happy might you be; Perhaps you might regain your mind And from your wit be free. I can't your kind prescription try, But heartily forgive; 'Tis natural you should wish me die, That you yourself may live.
Page 455 - But the king haughtily answered, that on this and all other occasions he would do what he thought most consistent with the dignity of the crown and the safety of the people.
Page 255 - London," 1728, folio. His principal effort in favour of Socicianism was entitled " The Scripture account of the attributes and worship of God, and of the character and offices of Jesus Christ, by a candid Enquirer after Truth.
Page 455 - The former was an amiable youth, brave, open, generous, hospitable, and humane. His fate drew tears from the spectators, and was a great misfortune to the country in which he lived. He gave bread to multitudes of people whom he employed on his estate ; the poor, the widow, and the orphan rejoiced in his bounty.* Kenmuir was a virtuous nobleman, calm, sensible, resolute, and resigned.