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The General Biographical Dictionary, Vol. 9: Containing an Historical and ...
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Página 11 - Well, Sir, Ramsay gave us a splendid dinner. I love Ramsay. You will not find a man in whose conversation there is more instruction, more information, and more elegance, than in Ramsay's.
Página 216 - She then, after making use of much harsh language, parted from him, with these words, " My lord, for your civility in coming to see me, I thank you ; but for your offering to preach before me, I thank you not a whit.
Página 437 - The works of Rubens have that peculiar property always attendant on genius, to attract attention, and enforce admiration in spite of all their faults. It is owing to this fascinating power that the performances of those painters with which he is surrounded, though they have perhaps fewer defects, yet appear spiritless, tame, and insipid ; such as the altar-pieces of Grayer, Schut, Seghers, Huysum, Tyssens, Van Balen, and the rest.
Página 153 - Parliament by the time limited in the former qualifications, and shall take and subscribe the engagement, to be true and faithful to the Commonwealth of England...
Página 441 - To conclude : I will venture to repeat in favour of Rubens, what I have before said in regard to the Dutch school, — that those who cannot see the extraordinary merit of this great painter, either have a narrow conception of the variety of art, or are led away by the affectation of approving nothing but what comes from the Italian school.
Página 214 - ... welcomed, and taken, as though he had been born of her own body, being never displaced of her seat, although the king's council had been present ; saying, when any of them were there, as divers times they were, " By your Lordship's favour, this place of right and custom is for my mother Bonner.
Página 269 - THE ANCIENTS HAD OF INDIA ; and the Progress of Trade with that Country prior to the Discovery of the Passage to it by the Cape of Good Hope.
Página 266 - This objection, therefore, which I thought and still think so weighty at that time, makes no impression on me at present, and I can now justify my undertaking the English History to myself, to the world, and to him. Besides, our manner of...
Página 468 - He replied that the dew had fallen in the night and made his fusil rusty, and that he was scraping and cleaning it. The Prince, looking at it, was struck with something like a figure eaten into the barrel, with innumerable little holes closed together like friezed work on gold or silver, part of which the fellow had scraped away.