The Dictionary of National Biography, Founded in 1882 by George Smith, Volume 7
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Page 366 - The first time I was in company with Foote was at Fitzherbert's. Having no good opinion of the fellow, I was resolved not to be pleased ; and it is very difficult to please a man against his will. I went on eating my dinner pretty sullenly, affecting not to mind him. But the dog was so very comical, that I was obliged to lay down my knife and fork, throw myself back upon my chair, and fairly laugh it out. No, sir, he was irresistible.
Page 287 - I knew a very wise man so much of Sir Christopher's sentiment, that he believed if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make the laws of a nation.
Page 260 - It was not until after the middle of the nineteenth century that the numbers of missionaries were impressive.
Page 273 - I am now going to tell you the horible and wretched plaege (plague) that my multiplication gives me you can't conceive it the most Devilish thing is 8 times 8 and 7 times 7 it is what nature itself cant endure.
Page 412 - I do not know where to find, in any play, a catastrophe so grand, so solemn, and so surprising as in this. This is, indeed, according to Milton, to describe high passions and high actions. The fortitude of the Spartan boy, who let a beast gnaw out his bowels till he died without expressing a groan, is a faint bodily image of this dilaceration of the spirit and exenteration of the inmost mind, which...
Page 353 - Table of English Silver Coins, from the Norman Conquest to the Present Time.
Page 146 - He was called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn in...
Page 490 - On a Man's writing Memoirs of Himself; On Decision of Character ; On the Application of the Epithet Romantic ; On some of the Causes by which Evangelical Religion has been rendered less acceptable to Persons of cultivated Taste.
Page 364 - The expression was afterwards reported to Foote ; who, in return, gave out, that he would produce the Caliban of literature on the stage. Being informed of this design, Johnson sent word to Foote, " That the theatre being intended for the reformation of vice, he would step from the boxes on the stage, and correct him before the audience.
Page 392 - A GLACIER is AN IMPERFECT FLUID, OR A VISCOUS BODY. WHICH IS URGED DOWN SLOPES OF A CERTAIN INCLINATION BY THE MUTUAL PRESSURE OF ITS PARTS.