Biographia Britannica; Collected from the Best Authorities, Printed and Manuscript, and Digested in the Manner of Mr. Bayle's Historical and Critical Dictionary Volume 4

Biographia Britannica; Collected from the Best Authorities, Printed and Manuscript, and Digested in the Manner of Mr. Bayle's Historical and Critical Dictionary Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1789 edition. Excerpt: ...authority to do; and his heirs " would have been obliged to compound with his ' successor for the waste committed wantonly and " foolishly. It may also here be observed, that Dr. " Smith says, this Chape had been destroyed by " gunpowder during the civil war; so that i: is " probable that Ha elrigg only employed the stones U of the ruined Chapel, and did not destroy the " Chapel." In the third volume of the Clarendon State Papers, lately published, we find a letter, written, in 1658, to 'he Lord Chancellor Hyde, by Dr. Cosin, which affords a farther proof that, notwithstandin his su-perstition and his sondness for the pomp o external worlhip, he was steadily attached to the Protestant Religion. In this letter, speaking of the (Qeen Dowager Henrietta and Lord jermyn, he says, " they " hold it for a mortal sin to give one penny towards " the maintenance of such heretics as Dr. Cosin is." Again, " The Duchess of Richmond hath been sick ' in her chamber a whole month together, and I " have gone daily hence fifteen days to attend her " there. She promiseth to be firm in Religion, for which purpose, I wish the King would now and " then put a line in his Nlajestyk letters to her; for " she is and will be more affected with what his " Majesty writes to her, than what all the Doctors " of the world can say besides (43)." Some few of Dr. C0sin's letters are extant, among Dr. Birch's Collections, in the British Nluseum. One of these letters, which contains several curious par-ticulars concerning Antonio de Dominis, Archbishop of Spalato, and Bishop Oversll, will have due notice taken of it hereafter (44.). From Mr. Granger we learn, that the Bishop's...show more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 476g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236905830
  • 9781236905833