A New Biographical Dictionary: Containing a Brief Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons and Remarkable Characters in Every Age and Nation
Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805 - 454 pages
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Page 5 - Here Reynolds is laid, and, to tell you my mind, He has not left a wiser or better behind ; His pencil was striking, resistless, and grand ; His manners were gentle, complying, and bland ; Still born to improve us in every part, His pencil our faces, his manners our heart...
Page 15 - BACON (SiR NICHOLAS), lord keeper of the great seal in the reign of queen Elizabeth, descended from an ancient and honourable family in Suffolk.
Page 8 - ... admirable. Homer had more fire and rapture, Virgil more light and swiftness; or at least the poetical fire was more raging in one, but clearer in the other, which makes the first more amazing, and the latter more agreeable.
Page 9 - There is no learning that this man hath not searched into, nothing too hard for his understanding : this man, indeed, deserves the name of an author : his books will get reverence by age, for there is in them such seeds of eternity, that if the rest be like this, they shall last till the last fire shall consume all learning.