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This publication is the learn of a guy who stuck my curiosity either due to his personal personality and of the diversity of his actions. it's an try and see him in his courting, highbrow and literary, with the Europe of his day, to gauge his place within the improvement of 17th and Eighteenth century proposal, to envision the origins of his principles and their impression and to put him within the social context of the britain of the early Eighteenth century. The interval during which he lived, coming first and foremost of the Enlightenment, used to be seminal for our personal international and the fellow himself is of up to date importance as a result of similarity of his outlook, ifnot of his ideals, to that of many at the present time. He was once on the centre of the foremost theological controversy of the Seventeen­ twenties and was once the most contentious figures of his time. i need to recognize my legal responsibility to the students and librarians who've assisted me in generating this paintings: to Dr. E. A. O. Whiteman of woman Margaret corridor, Oxford, and to Mrs. M. Kneale, overdue of a similar collage; to Bodley's librarian Dr. R. Shackleton; to Dr. D. Rogers, Mr. D. G. Neill and to the workers of the Bodleian, specially those that paintings in Duke Humphrey; to the librarians of Christ Church, All Souls, St. John's, Wadham, Exeter and Corpus Christi schools, Oxford; to Mr. F. G. Emmison, leave out H. E. T.

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II, quarto 740. (Amsterdam 1679); Keynes MSS. 217, p. 177. , I, 351. , II, quarto 327. , II, quarto 326. 32 THE LIBRARY AT GREAT BADDOW tation on the Second Book qf Esdras;l and Whitby's Discourses on the 9th Chapter qf Romans. 2 Then came William Lowth's Commentaries upon Isaiah,3 on Jeremiah,4 and on Daniel and the minor prophets;5 Floyer's Prophecies qf the Second Book qf Esdras explain'd and Vindicated, with his Comment on Zachary and Micah, and Observations on Daniel and Malachi,6 Pococke's Commentary on the Prophecy qf Hosea?

The most recent work on Leclerc is Annie Barnes, Jean Leclerc et la Republique des Lettres (Paris 1938). 1 o THE LIBRARY AT GREAT BAD DOW 33 the great Oratorian scholar Richard Simon, all of whose important critical works he possessed. 1 Whatever the value of Collins' writings on the Scriptures, he possessed a useful bibliographical background for their composition. He was also well provided with the works of the Fathers. He had the Epistle cif St. Clement;2 the Letters cif St. Ignatius cif Antioch3 and the Epistle of St.

He considered that because they had systems to defend, axes to grind and vested interests to protect, they were positive hindrances to getting at the truth. , pp. 271-272. , 24 Apr. 1717, v. p. 272. , p. 269. • Addit. MSS. 127: Collins to Desmaizeaux, 26 Apr. 1717. • Nouvelles Littiraires (1717), v, 269. 1 22 EARLY FRIENDS AND INFLUENCES obtain for himself the truth about religion and the Scriptures. Whatever his opinion when he wrote the Discourse, in 1713, it would seem that this was what he held four years later.

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