The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation; Particularly the British and Irish; from the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time..
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Side 319 - Seasons" wonders that he never saw before what Thomson shows him, and that he never yet has felt what Thomson impresses.
Side 365 - ... never heard a single word of it till on this occasion.' This surprise of Dr. Young, together with what Steele has said against Tickell in relation to this affair, make it highly probable that there was some underhand dealing in that business; and indeed Tickell himself, who is a very fair worthy man, has since, in a manner, as good as owned it to me.
Side 253 - Immediately after leaving the King's Bench Prison, By the benefit of the Act of Insolvency, In consequence of which he registered His Kingdom of Corsica For the use of his Creditors.
Side 320 - The great defect of the Seasons is want of method; but for this I know not that there was any remedy. Of many appearances subsisting all at once, no rule can be given why one should be mentioned before another ; yet the memory wants the help of order, and the curiosity is not excited by suspense or expectation. His diction is in the highest degree florid and luxuriant, such as may be said to be to his images and thoughts, " both their lustre and their shade:" such as invest them with splendour, through...
Side 365 - Soon after it was generally known that Mr. Tickell was publishing the first book of the Iliad, I met Dr. Young in the street; and, upon our falling into that subject, the Doctor expressed a great deal of surprise at Tickell's having had such a translation so long by him.
Side 63 - ... state, in order to put it out of the power of slander to be busy with her fame after death, she adjured him by their friendship to let her have the satisfaction of dying at least, though she had not lived, his acknowledged wife.
Side 108 - It is a singular fact that the will of the donor was made on the very day on which the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred upon him by the College, Mr.
Side 319 - He thinks in a peculiar train, and he thinks always as a man of genius; he looks round on Nature and on Life, with the eye which Nature bestows only on a poet...
Side 188 - The only work Taylor published, was the " History of Gavelkind, with the etymology thereof; containing also an assertion, that our English laws are, for the most part, those that were used by the ancient Brytains, notwithstanding the several conquests of the Romans, Saxons, Danes, and Normans* With some observations and remarks upon many especial occurrences of British and English history. To which is added, a short history of William the conqueror, written in Latin by an anonymous author in the...
Side 334 - ... be disposed to consider as an insult. The Ode for St. Cecilia's day above mentioned was another effort of the burlesque kind, from Mr. THORNTON'S sportive muse, and afforded much entertainment. The sternest muscles must relax where it is read. It was professedly adapted to " the ancient British Music,