The Life, Journals and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys Including a Narrative of His Voyage to Tangier Deciphered from the Short-Hand Mss. in the Bodleian Library by John Smith; Now First Published from the Originals. in Two Volumes Volume 1

The Life, Journals and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys Including a Narrative of His Voyage to Tangier Deciphered from the Short-Hand Mss. in the Bodleian Library by John Smith; Now First Published from the Originals. in Two Volumes Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ... said one word in compliment or flattery, but spoke my thoughts sincerely. I recommend him to you, not that I have the vanity to suppose he can receive advantage by my character, but that I believe you will be pleased with the conversation of so very ingenious a person, for whom, because such, (not at my instance, ) I promise myself you will not be wanting to show him all the favour in your power. " Arithmetic in numeris et speciebus institutio, quae turn logistic, turn analytic, atque totius mathematical Clavis est." t Seth Ward, who, in early life, had resided for some time with Oughtred. " Bishop Ward had the misfortune to outlive his senses several years. He lived to the Revolution, but without knowing anything of the matter, and died in 1689, aged seventy-one. He was a man of great abilities and learning, a profound mathematician, and well skilled in polite literature. He was very zealous for the established hierarchy, and engaged in the persecution of the nonconformists with a rigour very inconsistent with the spirit of Christianity." Yet, according to Dr. Pope, his biographer, " Bishop Ward was very charitable and hospitable. The meanest curates were welcome to his table, and he never failed to treat them with affability and kindness. Besides what he gave away at the palace-gate, where he constantly relieved a great number of poor, he inquired after those the French call pauvres honteaux, who wanted, and were ashamed to beg, and sent them money to their houses." Your pardon for this trouble, and your belief that I will own myself obliged by your civilities to the doctor, is humbly entreated by, Sir, Your very humble and obedient servant, Tho. Sheridan. The doctor will tell you this name at bottom is not frightful--no traitor's, though...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236669444
  • 9781236669445