Female Biography; Or, Memoirs of Illustrious and Celebrated Women, of All Ages and Countries. Alphabetically Arranged, Volume 2

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Richard Phillips, 1803 - Women
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Page 409 - Give me leave 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 ; and left no desire more strong in me, than that of meeting with some opportunity to assure you with what respect and submission I am yours.
Page 398 - ... of a just mind, of a sweet disposition, and very valiant in his own person • he had...
Page 414 - 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 388 - 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 397 - I coul'd, and made good books and virtuous thoughts my companions, which can never discern affliction, nor be daunted when it unjustly happens. And by a happy genius I overcame all these trou,bles, the prayers of my blessed mother helping me therein.
Page 274 - ... 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 252 - Grodno the confederated partizans of Russia assembled; when the Russian general seated himself under the canopy of the throne which he was about to overthrow. The minister of 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. Her soldiers, dispersed among the provinces, committed ravages of which history furnishes but few examples, while Warsaw became a theatre...
Page 300 - Dismissing with her women the habit of her sex, she assumed that of the other. ' I would become a man] said she; ' but it is not that I love men because they are men, but merely that they are not women.
Page 289 - 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 175 - Negociation was, as a safer mode, preferred by the Porte. By a new treaty, signed at Constantinople, the empress retained the sovereignty of the 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. Catherine thus acquired, without the necessity of a battle, an immense territory, with 1,500,000 new subjects.

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