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THOMAS JOHNES, ESQ. Memoirs of the life of Sir John Froissart

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THOMAS JOHNES, ESQ.
Memoirs of the life of Sir John Froissart
page 88



ancient firarces, though even thefe may fhmd' in- need'' of forae coœftt» But as thefe printed notices extended- only to 1741, it has generally depended on tie writers how much they had well remarked: face 1741| its infpeébors have drawn them up. In.both cafes, it might have been beft if they had applied, either to the infpeftor himfelf, or to the re&or and librarian Klofe,.near St Bernard's, of whofelong and particular acquaintance with all our town, church, and cioifter libraries, his two volumes of New literary'Recreations, and five volumes of Letters from .Breflau will be* evtrlalling.tdlimonies*. THIS Library, which arofe merely from legacies, gifts,* and private* Hinds, is entire, fubfifts and receives acceffion only through -fuch continual; and incidental 'means* It; is called the RSHDIGERIAN, from . its- founder, THOMAS VON RKHDIGER,. auf Sliefa* who* together with his wide-fpread. family, in the fécond* half of the.- fixtecnth century, out of• zeal for' genuine literature, had fo weighty, an influence that on that account this-family had obtained -from foreigners » the greateft celebrity for Breflau and Silèfia* the demonftrations of which we can read no othenvife than with- reverence.. He was born the- 18th of December, 1541, ftudied at Breflau, in the Elifabethian* UnLverfity, afterwards at Wittenberg, under •Melanéthon and Peucerr laftly at Paris ; where he refolved upon a learned tour,.during:fifteen years, m France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany,.and the Netherlands* On his.return, having been xverfetat Heydelberg, in the end of the. year 1572^and4iflocatedMs arm, he was.there:unfuccefiifuliy treated-:. a new cure was undertaken at Cologne, where he died, the 5th. January • 157*.. On thi* tour, he had, at an expenfe of 17,000 florins, collected, a mod rare (lock.of manufcripts, books,.medals, ftatues and piqûres.;,and: beqpeatbcdinthclbllowi^^^ 18th December: 1575 : * Ejbrofrmeos»' &c——Advertiferaent, p. 8. Already,, in the year 1557, had Nicolas Selneccer,. in. a le&ure afr Wittenberg, T..iii. Script. Pubi .propof. in.Acad. Witt. 1568, a, g. lii. m


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