Remarks and Collections of Thomas Hearne Volume 34

Remarks and Collections of Thomas Hearne Volume 34

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... him in mind of, 'tis my earnest Request that you would be pleased to intercede with Madam Cherry that either she would take care to have such Letters of mine (as if any ways made publick may be of disadvantage to me) burnt, or at least that they may be transmitted by some safe hand to me.' Wants also any books designed for him. 'I am very uneasy 'till I hear about this Affair.' Edmund-Hall in Oxford) was eminent for Piety, Virtue, and Learning. Soon after the Revolution in 1688. he became intimately acquainted with the famous Mr. Henry Dodwell, with whom he afterwards studied several Years, and by that Conversation improved himself in Learning to such a Degree as to be well versed in most of ye ancient Greek & Latin Authors, as well human as Divine. He assisted Mr. Dodwell in many of his Writings, and particularly in that elaborate and immortal Work de Cyclis veterum, which the Author hath gratefully dedicated to Mr Cherry. He was so conscientiously Religious as not to be Drawn from his Duty by any secular Interests whatsoever. For which reason he was an equal 10 Sufferer with Mr. Dodwell, and continued firm in his Loyalty to the last. During his Prosperity he performed many signal Instances of charity; yet with the greatest Prudence and Discretion, and with exemplary Modesty, endeavouring by all means possible to conceal his Name. But tho' he desired that his Name upon that Account might not be made use of, yet this must be remembred of him that 'tis to this Gentleman's Liberality that the Writer of these Matters owes his Education, he having maintained him for some time not only at School and in his own House, but for several Years in the University, even 'till such time as he took the Degree of Master in Arts, all at his own...show more

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  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 467g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123674621X
  • 9781236746214