A Descriptive Catalogue of Books, in the Library of John Holmes, F.S.A.

Matchett, Stevenson, and Matchett, 1828
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Página 68 - Live while you live, the Epicure would say, And seize the pleasures of the present day. Live while you live, the sacred Preacher cries, And give to God each moment as it flies.
Página 228 - Hart-hall, in 1583 ; and adds, that " he was then esteemed the miracle and wonder of his age, for his prodigious memory, and for his fluent, eloquent, and practical way of preaching.
Página 132 - Maximian, in one of his edicts, says that "almost all" had abandoned the worship of their ancestors for the new sect. In the absence of statistics, the number of the Christians must be purely a matter of conjecture. In all probability it amounted at the close of the third and the beginning of the fourth century to nearly one-tenth or one-twelfth of the subjects of Rome, that is to about ten millions of souls. But the fact, that the Christians were a closely united body, fresh, vigorous, hopeful,...
Página 31 - I cannot otherwise but say that our author Borde was esteemed a noted poet, a witty and ingenious person, and an excellent physician of his time.
Página 19 - ... arts, than in his accurate and extensive knowledge of the antiquities of his native country. Yet ardently as he loved the occupations of literature, he ever held them subordinate to the just and active performance of his duties as a sincere and devout Christian, as a warm patron of modest worth and talent, as a son, a brother, a husband, a father, and a friend.
Página 203 - ... he was possessed in Cheshire, descended to our poet, who was his eldest son, and still remain in the family.
Página 216 - ... at the age of nineteen he had not only made a considerable progress in Greek and Latin, and read the best and most difficult writers in both languages, but had acquired a knowledge of French, Hebrew, Chaldee, and Syriac, had learned geography, logic, algebra, geometry, conic sections, and gone through a course of lectures on Jewish antiquities, and other points preparatory to the study of the Bible.
Página 237 - Journal of a Tour through Part of France, Flanders, and Holland, including a Visit to Paris, and a Walk over the Field of Waterloo, made in the Summer of 1816, 8vo., dedicated to the Friars Society of Norwich, by SW Stevenson.
Página 202 - Acts and Monuments," and in Dr. Gloster Ridley's valuable account of bishop Ridley's life, from which chiefly we have taken the preceding particulars;1 RIDLEY (Dr. GLOSTER), a learned divine, descended collaterally from the preceding bishop Ridley, was born at sea, in 1702, on-board the Gloucester East Indiaman, to which circumstance he was indebted for his Christian name. He received his education at Winchester-school, and thence was elected to a fellowship at New college, Oxford, where he proceeded...
Página 304 - I diverted also to astronomy and geography, as parts of natural philosophy, and to other parts of mathematics; though at that time they were scarce looked upon with us as academical studies then in fashion. As to divinity, on which I had an eye from the first, I had the happiness of a strict and religious education all along from a child.

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