Picturesque Views and Description of Cities, Towns, Castles, Mansions, and Other Objects of Interesting Feature, in Staffordshire, from Original Designs, Taken Expressly for This Work by Frederick Calvert, Engraved on Steel Dy [Sic] Mr. T.

Picturesque Views and Description of Cities, Towns, Castles, Mansions, and Other Objects of Interesting Feature, in Staffordshire, from Original Designs, Taken Expressly for This Work by Frederick Calvert, Engraved on Steel Dy [Sic] Mr. T.

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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. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ...of " Montaigne's Essays." Cotton wrote at a period of levity and dissipation, and appears to have experienced many Nichols's Literary Anecdotes, vol. 6, p. 468. adversities with his associate Wits of the day, and which the following extract from one of his poetical epistles to a friend will testify: " He always wants money, which makes him want case, He's always besieged, though himself of the peace, By au army of duns, who batter with sandals, And are foemen more fierce than the Goths and the Vandals." Thomas Astle.--Was born at Yoxall, in this county, on the 22d Dec. 1735. This eminent English antiquary, originally bred to the Law, excelled all who had gone before him, as well as his contemporaries, in deciphering ancient records. In 1763, he obtained the patronage of Mr. Grenville, who, as First Lord of the Treasury, caused him to be employed as an assistant to Sir Jos. AylofFe, and Dr. Ducarel, in the regulation of the public records of Westminster. He was afterwards engaged as a literary assistant at the British Museum. He was patronised bj Lord John Townshend, and became acquainted with Mr. Morant (author of the " History of Essex, .") and whose daughter he married with an ample fortune after her father's demise. In 1765-1766, he was appointed Receiver-General of 6d. in the pound, on the Civil List, and was employed in preparing the Harleian Catalogues of MSS. in the British Museum. In 1775, he published the will of King Henry VII. in 4to, also a catalogue of the MSS. and Charters in the Cotton Library. In 1784, he published his great treatise on " Tlte Origin and Progress of Writing, as well Hieroglyphical as Elementary," &c. In 1788, his copy of the Will of King Alfred, was printed at Oxford. A...show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236490037
  • 9781236490032