The Life of Thomas Fuller; With Notices of His Books, His Kinsmen, and His Friends Volume 2

The Life of Thomas Fuller; With Notices of His Books, His Kinsmen, and His Friends Volume 2

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...This plate is curious not only on account of this autobiographical item, but also because the plan (as already-mentioned, page 2) has traces of Fuller's handiwork in the humorous signature in the southwest corner. The inscription is as follows: --1 Collins, i. 331. address. The collection of the following 'Worthies, Northamptonsh. p. 293. year, Anthologia in Rtgis Exanthemata, He has verses along with Fuller's in also contains a poem from the same hand, the 1631 University collection of Poems and another by his brother William. called Genethliacum, &c. They follow Pearson, Crashaw, and King are also the Vice-Chancellor's (Butts') opening contributors. "To Edward Montagu, Esq., the most noble among our lettered youth, the most lettered among our noble1 (as though disregarding the lustre of his birth he had made scholarship his only choice), son of the right honourable Edward, Baron Montagu, who when I was feeble, an exile, a nobody (i.e. undone, or good for nothing), was the first to take care of me, to receive me under his roof, to restore me by his munificence to my former self, and (as the sum of all) to provide generously for the education of my darling boy, the solitary hope of my old age." Boughton House, the temporary retreat of the "bookless" and jaded scholar, is situated about three miles to the north of the town of Kettering, on the road towards Stamford, and near to the village of Geddington. The mansion, which now belongs to the Duke of Buccleuch (the lineal descendant of the first Lord Mountagu), and which proves most attractive to visitors on account of two of Raphael's cartoons being there, stands in an ample park. The estate is remarkable for the extent of ground which is covered with avenues of...show more

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  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236518934
  • 9781236518934