Memorials of John Ray: Consisting of His Life

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Page 58 - ... what a sad account such poor creatures will have to give at the coming of the Lord, when they shall there answer for all things whatsoever they have done in the body, whether it be good, or whether it be bad.
Page 74 - These two gentlemen, finding the history of nature very imperfect, had agreed between themselves, before their travels beyond sea, to reduce the several tribes of things to a method ; and to give accurate descriptions of the several species, from a strict view of them.
Page 153 - The ordinary country houses are pitiful cots, built of stone, and covered with turves, having in them but one room, many of them no chimneys, the windows very small holes, and not glazed.
Page 16 - Historical and Political Discourse of the Laws and Government of England, from the First Times to the End of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.
Page 140 - Then we rode through a bnshet, or common, called Rodwell Hake (Rothwell Haigh), two miles from Leeds, where (according to the vulgar tradition) was once found a stag, with a ring of brass about its neck, having this inscription : — ' When Julius Caesar here was king, About my neck he put this ring ; Whosoever doth me take Let me go for Caesar's sake.
Page 35 - Willughby's memory, but for an example (as has been before recommended) to persons of great estate and quality, that they may be excited to answer the ends for which God gives them estates, leisure, parts, and gifts, or a good genius ; which was not to exercise themselves in vain or sinful follies, but to be employed for the glory and in the service of the infinite Creator, and in doing good offices in the world, particularly such as tend to the credit and profit of their own families.
Page 153 - When they go abroad, none of them wear hats, but a partycoloured blanket which they call a plaid, over their heads and shoulders. The women, generally, to us seemed none of the handsomest. They are not very cleanly in their houses, and but sluttish in dressing their meat.
Page 83 - In a word, in his dealings, no man more strictly just ; in his conversation, no man more humble, courteous, and affable. Towards God, no man more devout ; and towards the poor and distressed, no man more compassionate and charitable, according to his abilities.
Page 20 - Essay towards a real character, and a philosophical language. (An alphabetical dictionary, wherein all English words according to their various significations, are either referred to their places in the philosophical tables, or explained by such words as are in those tables), pp.
Page 153 - They have neither good bread, cheese, or drink. They cannot make them, nor will they learn. Their butter is very indifferent, and one would wonder how they could contrive to make it so bad.