'Brief Lives': Chiefly of Contemporaries

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At the Clarendon Press, 1898

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Strona 157 - And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside in the gate to speak with him quietly, and smote him there under the fifth rib, that he died, for the blood of Asahel his brother.
Strona 349 - He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men, he should have known no more than other men.
Strona 68 - BACON, and thy lord, was born, and here ; Son to the grave wise Keeper of the Seal, Fame and foundation of the English Weal. What then his father was, that since is he, Now with a title more to the degree ; England's high Chancellor : the destin'd heir, In his soft cradle, to his father's chair : Whose even thread the fates spin round and full, Out of their choicest and their whitest wool.
Strona 171 - in me iacis ? est auctor quis denique eorum 80 vixi cum quibus? absentem qui rodit amicum, qui non defendit alio culpante, solutos qui captat risus hominum famamque dicacis, fingere qui non visa potest, commissa tacere qui nequit, hie niger est, hunc tu, Romane, caveto.
Strona 298 - Sir Adrian Scrope was dangerously wounded there, and left for dead amongst the dead men, stript; which happened to be the saving of his life. It was cold...
Strona 414 - He that understands the nature of the circular pendulum and of circular motion will easily understand the whole ground of this principle, and will know where to find direction in nature for the true stating thereof. This I only hint at present to such as have ability and opportunity of prosecuting this inquiry and are not wanting of industry for observing and calculating, wishing heartily such may be found, having myself many other things in hand which I would first complete, and therefore cannot...
Strona 96 - They lived together on the Banke side, not far from the Play-house, both batchelors; lay together; had one Wench in the house between them, which they did so admire; the same cloathes and cloake, &c.; betweene them.
Strona 73 - Domestic cares afflict the husband's bed, Or pains his head: Those that live single, take it for a curse, Or do things worse: Some would have children: those that have them, moan Or wish them gone : What is it, then, to have, or have no wife, But single thraldom, or a double strife?
Strona 339 - There was a report, and surely true, that in parliament, not long after the king was settled, some of the bishops made a motion to have the good old gentleman burned for a heretique ; which he hearing, feared that his papers might be searched by their order, and he told me he had burned part of them.
Strona 220 - He was of the tallest, but a little incurvetting at his shoulders, not very robust. His haire was but thin and flaxen, with a moist curie. His gate was slow, and was rather a stalking (he had long legges...

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