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 1
Johnson & Stryker, at the Literary Printing-Office No. 29 Gold-Street, 1801
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Seite 379 - you choose a member, indeed, but when you have chosen him, he is not a member of Bristol, but a member of parliament. If the local constituent should have an interest, or should form an hasty opinion, evidently opposite to the real good of the
Seite 379 - Certainly, Gentlemen," says he, " it ought to be the happiness and glory of a representative, to live in the strictest union, the closest correspondence, and the most unreserved communication with his constituents. Their wishes ought to have great weight with him ; their opinion high respect; their business unremitted attention : it is his duty to sacrifice his repose, his pleasures, his satisfaction, to theirs:
Seite 251 - could be rarely hurt by them. He was the first that infused, that degree of courage into seamen, by making them see by experience, what mighty things they could do, if they were resolved; and the first that taught them to fight in fire as well as
Seite 156 - and remain prisoner in the tower, during the king's pleasure: that he should for ever be incapable of any office, place, or employment in the state or commonwealth: and that he should never sit in Parliament, or come within the verge of the court.
Seite 495 - any way, as on the wings of poetry ; he is the most noted and most deserving man, in the whole profession of Chirurgery ; and has saved the lives of thousands, by his manner of cutting for the stone." In his several publications on anatomy, he never failed to introduce select cases in surgery ; and, to
Seite 379 - but his unbiassed opinion, his mature judgment, his enlightened conscience he ought not to sacrifice to you, to any man, or to any set of men.
Seite 392 - was of considerable weight, in the unfolding of his genius and character •, as he soon became remarkable for the fluency and correctness of his expression, and read the few books that came in his way, with much pleasure and improvement; for even then, he was a reader, when he could get a book.
Seite 348 - encouragement of geography though a mere private Briton. I triumphed here in my own mind over kings and their armies; and every comparison was leading nearer and nearer to the presumption, when the place itself, where I stood, the object of my vain glory, suggested what depressed my
Seite 457 - he laboured to enslave the inhabitants of another region ; and in the warmth of his zeal to save the Americans from the yoke, pronounced it to be lawful and expedient to impose one still heavier upon the Africans. Unfortunately for the latter, Las
Seite 230 - genius. How Shakespeare wrote, all men, who have a taste for nature may read and know ; but with what higher rapture would he still be read, could they conceive how Betterton played him ; then might they know, the one was born alone to speak, what the other only knew to write.