The Biographical Dictionary of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge-- Volume 1, PT. 1

The Biographical Dictionary of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge-- Volume 1, PT. 1

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...of La Harpe and Le Brun. 3. "Plan d'Education Publique," which is mentioned with praise by Sabatier. 4. "Le Portefeuille Hebdomadaire," a periodical which lasted only a short time. (Biographie Universelle (Suppl.), lxvi. 52.; Querard, La France Litteraire, i. 5.) J. W. ACCA, bishop of Hexham, a celebrated name in the history of the early Saxon church, though, like his friend and contemporary Bede, Acca was never placed in the high rank of the Sancti of the church. He was by birth an Anglo-Saxon, brought up under Bosa, the fourth name in the cata logue of archbishops of York, and very intimate with Saint Wilfrid. He was appointed to superintend the affairs of the church in the northern part of the province of York, when the seat of the bishop was at Hexham. In the monastery of Hexham he added greatly to the buildings, and laid the foundation of a library, in which were many Latin and also Greek authors. He had visited Rome, where it is probable he became possessed of them. Bede speaks of his various literature, of his skill in church music, and his intimate acquaintance with the Holy Scriptures. The biographical writers of the sixteenth century say that he left in writing accounts of those saints of whom there were any relics preserved in his church. They attribute to him also various hymns, and a treatise "De Ecclesiasticis sui Chori OfEciis," with certain epistles. He died A. D. 740. The best original account of him is to be found in Bede's Hist. Eccles. book v. chap. 20. See also Bale, Pits, and Godwin. J. H. A'CCAMA, BERNARD, a Dutch painter, born in Friesland. He painted history and portraits; many of his pictures of the latter class were engraved by Houbraken, Fritsch, and others: he died in 1756....show more

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  • Paperback | 414 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 735g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937902
  • 9781236937902