Anthony Collins The Man and His Works by James O’Higgins S.J. (auth.)

By James O’Higgins S.J. (auth.)

This publication is the examine of a guy who stuck my curiosity either due to his personal personality and of the range of his actions. it's an try and see him in his dating, highbrow and literary, with the Europe of his day, to gauge his place within the improvement of 17th and Eighteenth century idea, to envision the origins of his rules and their impact and to put him within the social context of the britain of the early Eighteenth century. The interval within which he lived, coming in the beginning of the Enlightenment, was once seminal for our personal global and the guy himself is of latest importance due to the similarity of his outlook, ifnot of his ideals, to that of many at the present time. He used to be on the centre of the most important theological controversy of the Seventeen­ twenties and was once probably 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 girl Margaret corridor, Oxford, and to Mrs. M. Kneale, past due of a similar university; to Bodley's librarian Dr. R. Shackleton; to Dr. D. Rogers, Mr. D. G. Neill and to the employees of the Bodleian, specifically those that paintings in Duke Humphrey; to the librarians of Christ Church, All Souls, St. John's, Wadham, Exeter and Corpus Christi faculties, Oxford; to Mr. F. G. Emmison, pass over H. E. T.

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L Samuel Bold knew Collins as a bibliophile. Writing to Locke, on 23 August I703, of his unsuccessful search for a book, he said I wonder if I should not meet with it in any bookseller's shop ... when in London, nor hear anyone (no not Mr. Collins, whom I thought no book could escape) speak one word concerning it there. 2 Collins' first two letters, written to Desmaizeaux from Amsterdam, on his first visit to the continent in I 7 10, show him visiting the book shops of the city,3 and the letters of de la Motte of that year show that this was one of his main interests in his visit to the Low Countries.

I, 2890. , I, 1999; Keynes MSS. 217, p. 70. , I, 748. 142 . , I, 223. , I, 2495 . , II, 8vo. 404; Keynes MSS. 217, p. 34. 1 • • • • • , THE LIBRARY AT GREAT BAD DOW 27 Paris' Historia Major Angliae, cum Will. Watts, 1 Sir John Fortescue's De Laudibus Legum Angliae;2 Mariana's De Rebus Hispaniae;3 Baronius' Annales Ecclesiasticae,4 Zozimus' Historiae Novae,5 Ammianus Marcellinus Rerum Gestarum Libri I8 6 and Arrian's Wars of Alexander, de la Traduction de Sieur d' Ablancourt. 7 He had English translations of the two last named.

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