A biographical history of England, from the Revolution to the end of George i's reign; a continuation of the rev. J. Granger's work, Volume 1


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Página 246 - When love was all an easy monarch's care; Seldom at council, never in a war; Jilts ruled the state, and statesmen farces writ; Nay, wits had pensions, and young lords had wit; The fair sat panting at a courtier's play, And not a mask went unimproved away ; The modest fan was lifted up no more, And virgins smiled at what they blush'd before.
Página 80 - Dr. Burnet was extravagantly fond of tobacco and writing ; to enjoy both at the same time, he perforated the broad brim of his large hat, and, putting his long pipe through it, puffed and wrote, and wrote and puffed again.
Página 121 - I have heard him tell how much he surprized the doctor, the first time he waited upon him after he was turned out by the act of uniformity : for when the doctor asked him, " Prythee (child.) what made thee a nonconformist?" " Truly, Sir," saith Mr. Henry, " you made me one ; for you taught me those things that hindered me from conforming.
Página 254 - He has made the world merry, and I hope they will make him easy so long as he stays among us. This I will take upon me to say, they cannot do a kindness to a more diverting companion, or a more cheerful, honest, and good-natured man.* No.
Página 101 - A dean and prebendary Had once a new vagary, And were at doubtful strife, sir, Who led the better life, sir, And was the better man, And was the better man. The dean he said, that truly, Since Bluff was so unruly, He'd prove it to his face, sir, That he had the most grace, sir, And so the fight began, &c.
Página 371 - Bucks), in a cave, had been a man of tolerable wealth, was looked upon as a pretty good scholar, and of no contemptible parts. Upon the Restoration he grew melancholy, betook himself to a recluse life...
Página 38 - He was the finest gentleman in the voluptuous court of Charles the Second, and in the gloomy one of King William. He had as much wit as his first master, or his contemporaries, Buckingham and Rochester ; without the royal want of feeling, the Duke's want of principles, or the Earl's want of thought.
Página 161 - I am glad of it. Gentlemen of the jury, when I was young and thoughtless, and out of money, I, and some companions as unthinking as myself, went to this woman's house, then a publick one : we had no money to pay our reckoning.
Página 277 - ... (a hill not to be commanded, and where the air is always clear and serene), and to see the errors and wanderings and mists and tempests in the vale below; so always that this prospect be with pity, and not with swelling or pride.
Página 182 - On the accession of Queen Anne, he was made a Lieutenant-General of the Forces in Holland; Commander-in-Chief of the Forces in Ireland under the Duke of Ormond, March 23, 1705 ; and, ' to keep him out of the way of action,' subsequently one of the Lords Justices, a circumstance which it is said broke his heart.

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