Comedy of the Chances with the Life of the Author, and a Critique by Richard Cumberland Volume 3

Comedy of the Chances with the Life of the Author, and a Critique by Richard Cumberland Volume 3

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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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...had not forgot or forgiven the name of Hoadly; for he not only behaved to him with great ill-manners, but obstructed him in it as much as lay in his power. He was F. R. S. very young, and had the honour of being made known to the learned world asa philosopher, by A Letter from the Reverend Dr. Samuel Clarke t0 Mr; Benjamin Hoadly, F. R. S. occasioned by the present Controversy among Mathematicians concerning the Proportion q/'Velocity and Force in Bodies in Motion. He was made registrar of Hereford while his father filled that see; and was appointed physician to his Majesty's household so early as June 9, 174-2. It is remarkable, that he was for some years physician to both the households together; having been appointed to that of the Prince of. Wales, Jan. 4-, 1745-6, in the place ofDr. Lamotte, a Scotchman with a French name (whom the prince had ordered to be struck out of the list, on his imprudent behaviour at the Smyrna coffee-house at the time of the rebellion, 1745), and with particular circumstances much to his honour: the prince, before the warrant could be finished, ordering the style to be altered, and that he should be called physician to the household, and not in extraordinary, as the other had been; observing, that this would secure that place to him in case of a demise, and be a prevention against any one getting over him. Not content with this, his Royal Highness voluntarily wrote a letter/to the bishop--_-" that he was glad of this oppor" tunity of giving him a token of his gratitude for " his services formerly to his family, and that he was " his afiectionate FmsoarucK, 13." _' This, being at a time when the families were not upon the best terms, is a proof that Dr. Hoadly was a most...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236826949
  • 9781236826947