The New Universal Biographical Dictionary, and American Remembrancer of Departed Merit: Containing Complete and Impartial Accounts of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation, But More Particularly of Those who Have Signalized Themselves in America. In Four Volumes. Embellished with a Number of Portraits of the Most Distinguished Characters, Engraved from Original Drawings, Band 3
Johnson & Stryker, at the Literary Printing-Office No. 29 Gold-Street, 1805
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Seite 332 - I modestly but freely told him ; and, after some further discourse about it, I pleasantly said to him, ' Thou hast said much here of Paradise Lost, but what hast thou to say of Paradise Found...
Seite 181 - I desire most earnestly that I may not be buried in any church or churchyard, or within a mile of any Presbyterian or Anabaptist meeting-house ; for, since I have resided in this country, I have kept so much bad company while living, that I do not choose to continue it when dead.
Seite 370 - That all persons living in this province who confess and acknowledge the one almighty and eternal God to be the creator, upholder, and ruler of the world...
Seite 190 - In wandering over the barren plains of inhospitable Denmark, through honest Sweden, and frozen Lapland, rude and churlish Finland, unprincipled Russia, and the wide-spread regions of the wandering Tartar — if hungry, dry, cold, wet or sick...
Seite 332 - After some common discourses had passed between us, he called for a manuscript of his ; which being brought he delivered to me, bidding me take it home with me, and read it at my leisure ; and when I had so done, return it to him with my judgment thereupon. When I came home, and had set myself to read it, I found it was that excellent poem which he entitled
Seite 328 - Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The first in loftiness of thought surpassed, The next in majesty, in both the last. The force of Nature could no farther go ; To make a third she joined the former two.
Seite 82 - I consider besides, that a man of sixty-five, by dying, cuts off only a few years of infirmities ; and though I see many symptoms of my literary reputation's breaking out at last with additional lustre, I know that I could have but few years to enjoy it. It is difficult to be more detached from life than I am at present.
Seite 178 - Disobedience of orders in not attacking the enemy on the 28th of June, agreeably to repeated instructions.
Seite 363 - He first sent the chief nobility of his empire into foreign countries, to improve themselves in knowledge and learning : he opened his dominions, which till then had been shut up...
Seite 328 - THREE poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy and England did adorn. The first in loftiness of thought surpassed; The next in majesty; in both the last. The force of nature could no further go ; To make a third, she joined the former two.