Appletons' Cyclopędia of Biography: Embracing a Series of Original Memoirs of the Most Distinguished Persons of All Times ...

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Elihu Rich, Lambert Lilly, Francis Lister Hawks
D. Appleton and Company, 1865 - Biography - 1064 pages

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Page 8 - That it be recommended to the respective assemblies and conventions of the united colonies, where no government sufficient to the exigencies of their affairs has been hitherto established to adopt such government as shall, in the opinion of the representatives of the people, best conduce to the happiness and safety of their constituents in particular, and America in general.
Page 390 - Master, give sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, speech to the dumb, and strength to the paralyzed limb, but we can work miracles of grace and mercy by relieving the distress of our suffering brethren.
Page 377 - ... sign I demanded, whereupon also I resolved to print my book. This, how strange soever it may seem, I protest before the eternal God is true, neither am I any way superstitiously deceived herein, since I did not only clearly hear the noise, but in the serenest sky that ever I saw, being without all cloud, did to my thinking see the place from whence it came.
Page 377 - If it be for thy glory, I beseech thee give me some sign from heaven ; if not, I shall suppress it. — I had no sooner spoken these words, but a loud, though yet gentle noise came from the heavens, (for it was like nothing on earth,) which did so comfort and cheer me, that I took my petition as granted, and that I had the sign I demanded, whereupon, also, I resolved to print my book.
Page 198 - His morals were pure, and his opinions pious : in a long continuance of poverty and long habits of dissipation, it cannot be expected that any character should be exactly uniform. There is a degree of want by which the freedom of agency is almost destroyed...
Page 315 - That Garrick was a new religion ; Whitfield was followed for a time ; but they would all come to church again.
Page 392 - Sir, (added he) go back to those who sent you, and acquaint them, that no officer of mine shall attend soldiers ; and let them know at the same time, that the laws of this kingdom are not to be executed by the sword : these matters belong to the civil power, and you have nothing to do with them.
Page 216 - I came one morning into the House well clad, and perceived a gentleman speaking, whom I knew not, very ordinarily apparelled, for it was a plain cloth suit, which seemed to have been made by an ill country tailor. His linen was plain, and' not very clean ; and I remember a speck or two of blood upon his little band, which was not much larger than his collar. His hat was without a hatband ; his stature was of a good size ; his sword stuck close to his side, his countenance swollen and reddish, his...
Page 182 - It may be observable too, that my muse and my spouse were equally prolific ; that the one was seldom the mother of a child, but in the same year the other made me the father of a play. I think we had a dozen of each sort between us ; of both which kinds some died in their infancy, and- near an equal number of each were alive when I quitted the theatre.
Page 403 - Upon the whole, I have always considered him, both in his lifetime and since his death, as approaching as nearly to the idea of a perfectly wise and virtuous man as perhaps the nature of human frailty will permit.

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