Lives of Northern Worthies, Volume 1

Front Cover
E. Moxon, 1852 - Biography - 389 pages

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 97 - While round the armed bands Did clap their bloody hands ; He nothing common did, or mean, Upon that memorable scene, But with his keener eye The axe's edge did try ; Nor called the gods with vulgar spite To vindicate his helpless right, But bowed his comely head Down, as upon a bed.
Page 90 - An Account of the Growth of Popery and arbitrary Government in England...
Page 114 - WHEN I wrote my treatise about our system, I had an eye upon such principles as might work with considering men for the belief of a Deity ; and nothing can rejoice me more than to find it useful for that purpose.
Page 33 - As but th' off-scouring of the British sand, And so much earth as was contributed By English pilots when they heav'd the lead, Or what by the Ocean's slow alluvion fell Of shipwreck'd cockle and the muscle-shell : This indigested vomit of the sea Fell to the Dutch by just propriety.
Page 96 - Though Justice against Fate complain, And plead the ancient rights in vain: But those do hold or break As men are strong or weak.
Page 49 - ... of Skinner against the East India Company, should be deemed a betrayer of the rights and liberties of the commons of England, and an infringer of the privileges of the house of commons.
Page 41 - Gold. Round the transparent Fire about him glows, As the clear Amber on the Bee does close: And, as on Angels Heads their Glories shine, His burning Locks adorn his Face Divine.
Page 33 - Collecting anxiously small loads of clay, Less than what building swallows bear away, Or than those pills which sordid beetles roll, Transfusing into them their dunghill soul.
Page 11 - Spaine, to very good purpose, as I believe, and the gaineing of those four languages; besides, he is a scholler, and well read in the Latin and Greek authors ; and no doubt of an approved conversation, for he comes now lately out of the house of the Lord Fairfax, who was General!, where he was intrusted to give some instructions in the Languages to the Lady his daughter.
Page 324 - He was a very fine gentleman, active, and full of courage, and most accomplished in those qualities of horsemanship, dancing, and fencing, which accompany a good breeding ; in which his delight was. Besides that, he was amorous in poetry and music, to which he indulged the greatest part of his time ; and nothing could...

Bibliographic information