Biographia Britannica; Or, the Lives of the Most Eminent Persons Who Have Flourished in Great Britain and Ireland, from the Earliest Ages, Down to the Present Times

Biographia Britannica; Or, the Lives of the Most Eminent Persons Who Have Flourished in Great Britain and Ireland, from the Earliest Ages, Down to the Present Times : Collected from the Best Authorities, Both Printed and Manuscript, and

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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. 1747 edition. Excerpt: ...with Robert and land knew. nothing of this_ relation, who wrote ex-he gives us i pressly of Roger Bacon, and mentions Robert oc-to cafionally more than once, (4). In like manner, Bale, who wrote the lives of both the Bacon: over and over, n'as either ignorant of their being brothers, or with Roger Bacon, _a large account of King (7) De script. BACON; many mistakes, both ancient and modern writers have committed in relation to this man. The editor of LelancPs Commentaries, has in many places corrupted his author, and instead of Robert has Roger Bacon, probably because in the MS. he found it contracted. However it be, certain it is, that these mistakes of his have brought great errors into Leland's book, as in the notes will be fully demonstrated The famous Dr Fuller hath, withhis usual good humour, taken notice of the common custom of confounding several lear-ned men 'of the name of Bacon with each other (q), the palihge is curious seems most extraordinary is this, that the (lfiComm-nnde script. Britin. p. 275. 08) script. Bfi-fill, P-295' ' '.sshssave been-R. Bacouus, which he had (kill enough p _to readRobei-t as it ought to be, and not Roger. To put the matter out of dispute, Match. Paris, .'_undcr the year 144-8, gives us this accoussnt of their _deaths. This year, says he, died' Walter Mau-' clerc, Bishop of Carlisle, of the ordersiof Friars ' preachers; as also two other Friars of the same order, _who left not greater men, _ perhaps not their _' equals in Divinity, and other sciences, among ' living. These were Friar Robert Bacon, and Friar f Richard Fishaker (or de Fishalcelefwho sifor many _' years had read excellently in the-same-facssulty, and had Flozioljily preached thelword 'of._ssG_od to the i., _ _, peope 19.!.__ _ _ _'...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236989627
  • 9781236989628