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This publication is the learn of a guy who stuck my curiosity either as a result of his personal personality and of the diversity of his actions. it really is 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 idea, to ascertain the origins of his rules and their influence and to put him within the social context of the britain of the early Eighteenth century. The interval within which he lived, coming at the start of the Enlightenment, was once seminal for our personal international and the guy himself is of latest value as a result of similarity of his outlook, ifnot of his ideals, to that of many this present day. He used to be on the centre of the main theological controversy of the Seventeen­ twenties and used to be some of the most contentious figures of his time. i want 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 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 schools, Oxford; to Mr. F. G. Emmison, omit H. E. T.

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213, 215, 216. Eight of these were bound in two volumes. 2. , I, 3329 . •• (London 1714), Keynes MSS. 217, p. 121. THE LIBRARY AT GREAT BADDOW 29 all Kinds, 1 and State of Physick, 2 and a Latin3 and French4 copy of the Cartesian Rohault's Physica. 7 There were also Bacon's De Augmentis Scientiarum,8 his Historia Naturalis,9 his Novum Organum lO and his Scripta in Naturali Philosophia. ll Collins' interest ranged very widely. 20 His collection of literary and scientific Journals was considerable.

217, p. 528. , I, 2927 and 2944. 16 Keynes MSS. 217, pp. 467-471. 17 Keynes MSS. 217, pp. 463, 465-467. , II, quarto 450, 480, 510, 540. 19 Keynes MSS. 217, pp. 273-275. 20 Keynes MSS. 217, pp. 4 11 -444. , p. 441 (London 1697 and 1698). 38 THE LIBRARY AT GREAT BAD DOW towards the Theory if an Ideal World;l Fleetwood's Essay on Miracles;2 Burthogge's Essay on Reason and the Nature if Spirit;3 Leslie's Short and easy Method with the Deists;4 Coward's Grand Essay;5 Carrol's Dissertation on the loth Chapter if Mr.

R. Plomer, G. H. Bushnell and E. R. McC. Dix, A Dictionary of the Printers and Booksellers who were at work in England, Scotland and Ireland from I726 to I775, (Oxford 1932). 1 2 24 THE LIBRARY AT GREAT BADDOW Discourse of Freethinking1 and published his Philosophical Inquiry, also supplied him with books. 3 From abroad also came books from Johnson, the English publisher and bookseller at The Hague, and from such men as Mortier at Amsterdam. 4 On July II, 1727, we find Collins writing to Desmaizeaux, "If anything offers itself at Mr.

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