Female Biography; Or Memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of All Ages and Countries: Alphabetically Arranged, Volume 5

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Richard Phillips, 1803

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Página 298 - Familiar as his garter: that, when he speaks, The air, a charter'd libertine, is still, And the mute wonder lurketh in men's ears, To steal his sweet and honey'd sentences...
Página 271 - Weep not, good Melvil, there is at present great cause for rejoicing. Thou shalt this day see Mary Stewart delivered from all her cares, and such an end put to her tedious sufferings, as she has long expected. Bear witness that I die constant in my religion ; firm in my fidelity towards Scotland ; and unchanged in my affection to France. Commend me to my son. Tell him I have done nothing injurious to his kingdom, to his honour, or to his rights ; and God forgive all those who have thirsted, without...
Página 504 - ... acquired the several languages here made use of, but the good morals and principles contained in those books, so as to put them in practice, as well during her life and languishing sickness, as at the hour of her death...
Página 270 - Sheriff and his officers entered her chamber, and found her still kneeling at the altar. She immediately started up, and with a majestic mien, and a countenance undismayed and even cheerful, advanced towards the place of execution, leaning on two of Paulet's attendants.
Página 272 - Jesus, were extended on the cross; so with the outstretched arms of thy mercy receive me, and forgive my sins.
Página 268 - is not worthy the joys of Heaven, which repines because the body must endure the stroke of the executioner ; and though I did not expect that the Queen of England would set the first example of violating the sacred person of a sovereign Prince, I willingly submit to that which Providence has decreed to be my lot...
Página 497 - ... in her life-time, though she industriously concealed her name. Being mother of an only son, she applied all her natural and acquired endowments to the care of his education. She was a strict observer of all the virtues belonging to every station of...
Página 497 - She possessed these advantages in a degree unusual to either, and tempered them with an exactness peculiar to herself. " Her learning, judgment, sagacity, and penetration, together with her candour and love of truth, were very observable to all that conversed with her, or were acquainted with those small treatises she published in her lifetime, though she industriously concealed her name.
Página 293 - Her eyes were beautiful as' imagination can conceive, full of penetration and? fire, but their fire softened by the mildest beams of benevolence ; their colour was .a fine dark hazel, and? their expression the indication of a superior soul. Infirm health^ too often the attendant on- an active and highly cultivated understanding, gave to her countenance an extreme delicacy, which was peculiarly interesting. To this delicacy of constitution was added a most amiable sensibility of temper, which rendered...
Página 521 - Philosophical Letters; or, Modest Reflections Upon some Opinions in Natural Philosophy maintained by several Famous and Learned Authors of this Age, Expressed by way of Letters (essays) 1664 Observations upon Experimental Philosophy. To Which Is Added, The Description of a New World...

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