The Life of Edward, Earl of Clarendon: In which is Included a Continuation of His History of the Grand Rebellion, Том 1

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Clarendon Press, 1827 - 488 страници
 

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Страница 357 - ... they who were stricter and more severe in their comportment, became the wives of the seditious preachers, or of officers of the army. The daughters of noble and illustrious families bestowed themselves upon the divines of the time, or other low and unequal matches. Parents had no 1660. manner of authority over their children, nor children any obedience or submission to their parents ; but " every one did that which was good in his own
Страница 39 - He was a person of a pleasant and facetious wit, and made many poems, (especially in the amorous way,) which for the sharpness of the fancy, and the elegancy of the language in which that fancy was : spread, were at least equal, if not superior to any of that time...
Страница 451 - ... all this was done and settled within little more than two years, to that degree of perfection that there were many buildings raised for beauty as well as use, orderly and regular plantations of trees, and fences and...
Страница 33 - Mr. Selden was a person whom no character can flatter, or transmit in any expressions equal to his merit and virtue ; he was of so stupendous...
Страница 50 - There was never so great a mind and spirit contained in so little room ; so large an understanding, and so unrestrained a fancy, in so very small a body...
Страница 158 - I have eaten his bread and served him near thirty years, and will not do so base a thing as to forsake him ; and choose rather to lose my Life (which I am sure I shall do) to preserve and defend those things, which are against my conscience to preserve and defend.
Страница 34 - Charles Cotton was a gentleman born to a competent fortune, and so qualified in his person and education, that for many years he continued the greatest ornament of the town, in the esteem of those who had been best bred.
Страница 34 - He had all those qualities which in youth raise men to the reputation of being fine gentlemen ; such a pleasantness and gayety of humour, such a sweetness and gentleness of nature, and such a civility and delightfulness in conversation, that no man in the court, or out of it, appeared a more accomplished person...
Страница 3 - Elizabeth he served as a burgess for some neighbour boroughs in many parliaments ; but from the death of Queen Elizabeth he never was in London, though he lived above thirty years after ; and his wife, who was married to him above forty years, never was in London in her life, the wisdom and frugality of that time being such that few gentlemen made journeys to London, or any other expensive journeys, but upon important business, and their wives never ; by which providence they enjoyed and improved...
Страница 46 - Chillingworth, and indeed all men of eminent parts and faculties in Oxford, besides those who resorted thither from London; who all found their lodgings there, as ready as in the colleges; nor did the lord of the house know of their coming or going, nor who were in his house, till he came to dinner, or supper...

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