Memoirs of the Life and Times of Daniel De Foe: Containing a Review of His Writings, and His Opinions Upon a Variety of Important Matters, Civil and Ecclesiastical, Volume 2
Hurst, Chance, 1830
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Page 470 - doubtless honester than Dryden's ; and his argument being in support of the better cause, is perhaps superior in strength. But in the 'Jure Divino,' we look in vain for 'The varying verse, the full resounding line, The long majestic march, and energy divine.'
Page 408 - Relation of the Apparition of one Mrs. Veal, the next day after her death, to one Mrs. Bargrave, at Canterbury, the 8th of September, 1705, which Apparition recommends the perusal, of Drelincourt's Book of Consolations against the Fear of Death. London, 1705.
Page 202 - That general knowledge which now circulates in common talk, was in his time rarely to be found. Men, not professing learning, were not ashamed of ignorance; and in the female world, any acquaintance with books was distinguished only to be censured."* It
Page 406 - of glorious memory, is now by God's blessing, under the happy reign of her majesty, in a most safe and flourishing condition ; and whoever goes about to suggest and insinuate, that the Church is in danger, under her majesty's administration, is an enemy to the queen, the church and the kingdom.
Page 84 - /' Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage; Minds innocent and quiet take That for a hermitage.
Page 72 - Hail Hieroglyphick state machine, Contrived to punish fancy in ; Men that are men in thee can feel no pain, And all thy insignificants disdain. Contempt, that false new word for shame, Is, without crime, an empty name ; A shadow to amuse mankind, But never frights the wise or well-fixed mind. Virtue despises human scorn, And scandals innocence adorn.
Page 47 - He that opposes his own judgment against the current of the times, ought to be backed with unanswerable truths ; and he that has truth on his side is a fool, as well as a coward, if he is afraid to own it, because of the currency or multitude of other men's opinions.
Page 409 - the kinswoman positively assures the justice, " that the whole matter, as it is related and laid down, is really true, and what she herself heard, as near as may be, from Mrs. Bargrave's own mouth, who, she knows, had no reason to invent or publish such a story, or any design to forge
Page 62 - shall discover the said Daniel De Foe to one of her majesty's principal secretaries of state, or any of her majesty's justices of the peace, so he may be apprehended, shall have a reward of 50/., which her majesty has ordered immediately to be paid upon such discovery.