The Works of Sir William Temple, Bart, Vol. 1 of 4

The Works of Sir William Temple, Bart, Vol. 1 of 4 : To Which Is Prefixed, the Life and Character of the Author (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Works of Sir William Temple, Bart, Vol. 1 of 4: To Which Is Prefixed, the Life and Character of the Author His grandfather was Sir william temple, an eighth fon, bred up at King's college in Cambridge, deligned for the law, but he fell into the more re fined and philofophical {ludies of that age; and writ on thofe fubjeets two treatifes in very elegant Latin, which he dedicated to Sir Philip Sidney, who firfl: prevailed with him to leave the college, and accom pany him abroad, and there died in his arms 3 after he had before his death recommended him to the great Earl of Efi'ex, who was then in the heighth of (been Elizabeth's favour, and whofe Secretary he was till the tragical end of his life. Sir william not only fell with him from the profpeel: of f0 great fortunes, but was purfued by Cecil, and at lafl fent over to Ireland, where he followed the courfe of his {indies in the college, of which he was chofen Pro volt, and there died at the age of feventy-three years, and lies buried there. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 518 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 26mm | 685g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 214 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243217021
  • 9780243217021