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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 92



•Thc-magîftrate-caufcd the folemn opening of the Library, as a public •one, to be made known by a card of invitation, the 2d Oétober 1661 ; after which, on the 4th Oélober, profeflbr John Gebhard, as firft-eleéled 'overfeer, delivereda latin oration, which with that under the addrcfs, Encaenia Biblioth. Rehdig. was printed on fix fheets in quarto. He therein complains xf the lois wbich the Rehdigerian ftock has fuffered in medals, ftatues, and in a manufcript of Apthonius,—and on the other hand commends thofe, fome by name, who have already, before the opening of the Library, augmented it with books, medals and other articles. This oration is the ground-work of its Kfory; in which, however, .many feels from the great collection extant of the letters of the founder and his contemporaries fhould have been explained. The following are taken from : Reétor G ottlobKrantz Memorabilia Bibliçth. pubLElifab. Wratifl. a Fundatore «celeb. Rehdig. diète 16999 quarto; one the 15th May 1698, AétusOratorius held after the more ancient cuftom ; (John David Kohlers) Silefian Choice Chronicle, part II. French and Latin, 1714, oétavo, p. 429—450 ; D. John Chriftopher Kundmanns Promptuarium rerum natural, et artificial. Wratiflavienfe 1726, quarto, p. 22. 40; Daniel Gomolks (or rather his learned fons D. Kundmanns, Reétor Stiefs, Pror. Runges, &c.) Breflau curiofities Part I. third edition, 1733, oétavo, p. 168. 170. part II. p. 19. S4. finally D. Kundmann's German Schools, particularly ' Silefian, with their collections of books and medals, 1741, quarto, p. 346. 355- in whicht however, fome things want correétion. Notices, concerning its augmentation by legacies and prefents, have been entered, in two volumes, in chronological order. The oldeft prefent is the edition of Cicero, Lyons 1578, two volumes folio, from a citizen's widow, Anna Herabcrgerin, born at Strauffin, in the year 1582. Thefe notices then commence from 1646, and have been accurately carried on till 1746, without being in the leaft .ungrateful for the tokens of •many others who, in and out of Breflau and Silefia, have augmented and ftill augment this Library, with an uncommon emulation, through individual prefents, and whofe names Audi occafionally be made &nown* JK 89


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