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, Volume 27
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Page 405 - The Rubric in the book of Common Prayer, and the Canons of the church of England, so far as they relate to the Parochial Clergy, considered in a course of visitation sermons," 8vo; A volume of his " Sermons on several occasions
Page 284 - Sathan are most certainly practised, and that the instruments thereof merits most severely to be punished : against the damnable opinions of two principally in our age, whereof the one called Scot, an Englishman, is not ashamed in public print to deny that there can be such a thing as witchcraft ; and so maintains the old error of the Sadducees in denying of spirits.
Page 442 - What woful stuff this madrigal would be, In some starv'd hackney sonneteer or me ! But let a lord once own the happy lines, How the wit brightens ! How the style refines Before his sacred name flies...
Page 26 - Rights of the Kingdom : or Customs of our Ancestors, Touching the Duty, Power, Election, or Succession of our Kings and Parliaments, our true Liberty, due Allegiance, three Estates, their Legislative Power, Original, Judicial, and Executive; with the Militia. Freely discussed through the British, Saxon, Norman Laws and Histories.
Page 371 - A parliament member, a justice of peace, At home a poor scarecrow, at London an asse, If lowsie is Lucy, as some volke miscalle it, Then Lucy is lowsie, whatever befall it. He thinks himself great...
Page 27 - Cromwell and his council having made " an ordinance for the better regulating and limiting the jurisdiction of the High Court of Chancery...
Page 37 - ... taste, literature, and gaiety, with considerable regret. He did not enjoy his retirement long, being cut off by a severe illness, Nov. 17, 1747, in his eightieth year. He was interred at Boulogne, with the following epitaph : " Sous ce tombeau git Le Sage, abattu Par le ciseau de la Parque importune : S'il ne fut pas ami de la Fortune, II fut toujours ami de la Vertu.
Page 331 - TABLE TALK : being the Discourses of John Selden Esq. ; or his Sence of various Matters of Weight and High Consequence relating especially to Religion and State.