A New General Biographical Dictionary Projected and Partly Arranged by the Late REV. Hugh James Rose; In Twelve Volumes Volume 7

A New General Biographical Dictionary Projected and Partly Arranged by the Late REV. Hugh James Rose; In Twelve Volumes Volume 7

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...Joseph Damazit de Sahuguet, baron d', ) an officer in the French army, and writer on military affairs, was born in 1713, and died in 1783. Marshal Saxe distinguished him by his notice, and he rose to the rank of lieutenant-general, and was governor of the Hotel des Invalides. He wrote, Histoire du Marechal de Saxe; Essai sur la Science de la Guerre; Journal Historique des Campagnes de 1743 h 1748; Essai sur les grandes Operations de la Guerre; Supplement aux Reveries du Marechal de Saxe. ESPAGNE, (John d', ) a French Protestant divine, was minister of the French church in London during the reigns of James I. and Charles I. He published several small tracts, and a work dedicated to Charles I. on popular errors in religion. ESPAGNET, (John d', ) president of the parliament of Bourdeaux in the seventeenth century, occupies a prominent place among the professors of the Hermetic philosophy. Two treatises--one, the Enchiridion Physicse restitutse; and the other, the Arcanum Philosophiae Hermeticse (of which, however, the authorship is doubted), are ascribed to him. Neither of them bears his name, but they are distinguished. by the anagrammatic mottoes, "Spes mea in agno est," and "Penes nos unda Tagi," from each of which, after collecting the letters which form his name, there remain those composing the hermetic sentence, ' Dens omnia in nos." The Arcanum contains practical directions, while the Enchiridion expounds the physical theory of the transmutation of metals; and notwithstanding their obscurity, they have been reprinted several times, and are considered as classical works. D'Espagnet also wrote some other things. ESPEN, (Zeger Bernard van, ) a learned jurist and casuist, born at Louvain, in 1646. After having...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236751604
  • 9781236751607