Female Biography; Or Memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of All Ages and Countries: Alphabetically Arranged, Volume 3

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Richard Phillips, 1803 - Women
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Page 407 - Give me leave, therefore, to assure you, that as the rest of the world take notice of the strength and clearness of your reasoning, so I cannot but be extremely sensible that it was employed in my defence. You have herein not only vanquished my adversary, but reduced me also absolutely under your power...
Page 386 - This pillar was erected in the year 1656, by Ann, Countess Dowager of Pembroke, &c. for a memorial of her last parting, in this place, with her good and pious mother, Margaret, Countess Dowager of Cumberland, on the 2d of April, 1616; in memory whereof she hath left an annuity of 41.
Page 412 - French ed. — not seen.] 1707. [A Discourse concerning a guide in Controversies; in two Letters; Written to one of the Church of Rome, by a person lately converted from that Communion^ P1eface.
Page 272 - ... her sixteenth year, to a nephew of Sir Stephen Fox, who did not live more than a twelvemonth after their marriage : but she, possessing both wit and personal attractions, soon obtained the consolation of another husband, whose name was Carrol.
Page 298 - She was so eager to quit Sweden, and to reach a land more congenial to the cultivation of science, that when she arrived at a small brook, which separates that country from Denmark, she alighted from her carriage, and leaped over the stream : " At length," said she, " I am free, and out of Sweden, whither I hope never to return.
Page 287 - Very well," said he, perceiving the pleasure she took in the military show, " you shall go, I am resolved, where you shall have enough of this diversion.
Page 205 - ... of her allies, but on the prayers of the Christian world, for triumph in a cause so just as that which she was obliged to defend. This manifesto was soon followed up by a second, which declared that the Porte had arrogantly presumed to insist on a categorical answer to its absurd demands; and that the empress, forced to repel the aggression of the enemy of the Christian name, armed herself with confidence, under the protection of that just God who had so long and so powerfully shielded the Russian...
Page 171 - Krimea, of the isle of Taman, and a great part of the Kuban, while her right was acknowledged to the dominion of the Euxine, and to the passage of the Dardanelles.
Page 396 - England, who was then held one of the wisest men of that time ; by which means he was so good a scholar in all manner of learning, that in his youth, when he lived in the University of Oxford, there was none of the young nohility then students there, that excelled him.
Page 250 - Catherine published, at the same time, a manifesto, in which he declared the resolution of the empress to incorporate with her domains all the territory of Poland which her arms had conquered.

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