The Lives of Those Eminent Antiquaries John Leland, Thomas Hearne, and Anthony Wood (1)

9781150094149: The Lives of Those Eminent Antiquaries John Leland, Thomas Hearne, and Anthony Wood (1)
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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. 1772 Excerpt: ... ecrable poyson, that they are neyther lear ned, wise, nor noble, but vnsauerly smel of their beggerly bagges, whose lowsy wallettes they shake. As the sayeng, is, suche lyppes, suche letuce, suche harpe, such melody, but now to conclude. The vi. viii. ix. and. xi. chapters of S. Johans Apocal. are as a persighte & sure towch stone, wherby all ages, doctrines, actes & tytles are from tyme to time tryed, of what estymacyon and value they apere in Gods sighte, to make vs godly wyse in receyuynge them. In the supplecyons of my v. hondred of Brytysh & Englysh wryters (of whom I haue not vi. perfones here named) to som one haue I added more than. lx wor kes with their beginnings, to some. xl. to some. xx. to som more, to some lesse, as I haue them collected of the libraryes. Wherin men may behold the diligence of our forefathers in the tyme of super sticion, & the vntowarde negligence of vs now a days in the myddes of learnynge & lyght. Yf any men louing the learned fame of their nacyon, do know ef more learned wryters than I haue here here,. & in my other boke named (as it is not in my power to trauayle in all qxiarters) yf they in season sende me the names, tymes, tytles, nombres, and beginninges of theyr workes, I wyl fegi stre them, as I haue done chose. The fame wyll I do also, for them whych ar now liuing, or of late yeares haue deceased, yf I may obtayne the lyke at their han des, to the famouse commodyte of Englande in so many noble frutes. Moreouer yf any honest godly man, English' Britystie, Scottysti or Irylh, haue any Antiquite notable concernyng hystory (which otherwyse myght perystie and be loste) yf he for thys good purpose vouchesafe to lende his coppy, he shall' not only haue bokes for it, but also in the ende, the sayde coppy agayne. The grace ...

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