The lives of the Right Hon. Francis North, baron Guildforfd; the Hon. Sir Dudley North; and the Hon. and Rev. Dr. John North, Zväzok 2

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Strana 282 - This drew to the place a mighty trade, the rather because the shops were spacious, and the learned gladly resorted to them, where they seldom failed to meet with agreeable conversation ; and the booksellers themselves were knowing and conversible men, with whom, for the sake of bookish Knowledge, the greatest wits were pleased to converse...
Strana 238 - He was so great a lover of building, that St. Paul's, then well advanced, was his ordinary walk : there was scarce a course of stones laid, while we lived together, over which we did not walk. And he would always climb to the uppermost heights. Much time have we spent there in talking of the work, engines, tackle, &c. He showed me the power of friction in engines ; for, when a capstan was at work, he did but gripe the ropes between the weight and the fulcrum in his hand, and all was fast ; and double...
Strana 292 - ... where hours are spent in talking; and less profitable reading of newspapers, of which swarms are continually supplied from London. And the scholars are so greedy after news, (which is none of their business), that they neglect all for it, and it is become very rare for any of them to go directly to his chamber after prayers, without doing his suit at the coffee-house; which is a vast loss of time...
Strana 292 - But now the case is much altered ; for it is become a custom after chapel to repair to one or other of the coffee-houses (for there are divers) where hours are spent in talking ; and less profitable reading of newspapers, of which swarms are continually supplied from London.
Strana 3 - But the young man himself," he adds, " had a strange bent to traffic, and, while he was at school, drove a subtle trade among the boys by buying and selling. In short, it was considered that he had learning enough for a merchant, but not phlegm enough for any sedentary profession.
Strana 326 - ... very magnificent and stately, and, at least, exceeding that at Oxford, all gentlemen, of their interest, would generously contribute; it being what they desired, and little less than required of them; and money would not be wanted as the building went up, and occasion called for it. But sage caution prevailed, and the matter, at that time, was wholly laid aside. Dr Barrow was piqued at this pusillanimity, and declared that he would go straight to his college, and lay out the foundations of a...
Strana 55 - Turkey, had numerous disputes, which it became necessary to settle by litigation, — ' and,' says his biographer, ' our merchant found by experience, that in a direct fact a false witness was a surer card than a true one ; for if the judge has a mind to baffle a testimony, an honest, harmless witness, that doth not know his play, cannot so well stand his many captious questions as a false witness used to the trade will do ; for he hath been exercised, and is prepared for such handling, and can clear...
Strana 292 - ... coffeehouse ; which is a vast loss of time grown out of a pure novelty, for who can apply close to a subject with his head full of the din of a coffee-house ? I cannot but think that since coffee with most is become a morning refreshment, the order which I knew once established at...
Strana 298 - Cross, an old, low, ill-built house, which he had used for several years. For though his condition was much bettered by his obtaining the mastership of Trinity College, yet that had no bad influence upon his morals ; he still continued the same humble person, and could not be prevailed upon to take more reputable lodgings.
Strana 216 - That debasing the coyn is defrauding one another, and to the public there is no sort of advantage from it; for that admits no character, or value, but intrinsick. "That the sinking by alloy or weight is all one. "That exchange and ready money are the same, nothing but carriage and re-carriage being saved.

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