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Many candidates claim an admission into the infernal regions, as Copernicus, Paracelsus, Machiavel, &c. To them Ignatius Loyola is preferred: Lucifer entertains him as a bosom friend and counsellor, and proposes to hin the acquisition of a territory in the moon.

« Illuc Jesuitæ omnes transfretabunt, ecclesiamq; lunaticam Romanæ conciliabunt."

In the mean time it is publicly announced that the Pope is prevailed upon to canonize Ignatius: “ Iniquum enim effe cum omnes artifices laniiq; prophani peculiares quos invocarent divos haberent folis laniis spiritualibus et regicidis suus deesset.”

Ignatius casting his eyes on the throne next that of Lucifer, asks by whom it is filled. When he hears the name of Boniface, he breaks out into a violent reproach against him, and drives him from his place, in which he seats himself with the approbation of Lucifer. And here the vision ends.

The tract concludes with a pretended defence of the Jesuits: “Tandem ad apologiam pro Jea suitis accedendum, id est, de illis silendum. Favet enim illis quisquis de illis tacet. Nec certe cuiquam diutislime locuto (etsi ei Oceanus Clepsydra esset) unquam deerit quod de eorum flagitiis addere possit.”

XII. “ BIAOANATOE. A Declaration of that Paradoxe or Thesis, that Self-homicide is not so naturally Sin, that it may never be otherwise. Wherein the Nature and Extent of all those Lawes, which seem to be violated by this Act, are diligently surveyed.” London, printed by John Dawson.-4to.

This work was published by the author's son, with a dedication to the Lord Philip Herbert, dated from his house in Covent-Garden, 28; no mention is made of month or year here or in the title-page. At the end of the book we find “20 Sept. 1644, imprimatur Jo. Rushworth.”

In the university library at Cambridge are three copies of this book, in two of which are written letters by the editor. One copy, which contains the letter to Mr. Lee, was Bishop Moore's; the other, containing the letter to Mr. Carter, belonged to Mr. Lucas, who founded. the Lucasian Professorship at Cambridge.

LETTER I.

FOR HIS MUCH HONORED FRINDE MR. LEE, AT THE COCKPITT.

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“ I take the bouldnesse to present to your hands this booke, hopinge that it may bee wel. " come to you, even for the patrone's fake who has receaved it foe nobly, that I cannot doubt " but that all his frinds will entertaine it as some thinge that belongs to my Lorde Herbert, " and has lyen still these fivftie last years to expect a patrone noble enough to entertaine a “peece that is an absolute originall, and, I thincke, drawen by noe very ill a hande.

“ Sir, your most humble servant,

COVENT-GARDEN, Oct, 26.

" JO. DONNE.”

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LETTER II.

LETTER II.

FOR THE RIGHT WORSHIPFULL EDWARD CARTER, ESQ.

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“ I have here fent you a booke that may peradventure give you some entertainement out of “ the noveltie of the subject, but that is not all my reason of presentinge it to you at this time; “ for, since I lived in this parish, I have published a volume of eighty sermons preached by “ my father; and have prepared fixty more, which are licensed and entered in the Printers' “Halle; which is, as farr as I can drive them, untill the times allter. I was encouradged to “ undertake this worke by the learnedest men in the kingdome of all professions, and was often “ told that I should deserve better by doinge foe, then by keepinge them to my owne use, for " by this meanes I did not only preach to the present adge, but to our children's children. “Sir, I write this to you that you may judg what a fad condition a scholler is in ; when at a “ public vestry in this parith, I was told by a pittifull ignorant baker, I was an idle man, and “never preached.

“ Your humble servant,

JO. DONNE.”

Another edition of the Biathanatos appeared in 1648.

ERRATA.

Page 8, line 32,-to concilitate, read to conciliate.

19, 8,-o like his, read too like his.
26,

33,-in fauftus, read infaustus.
75, -22,-paradoxies, read paradoxes.
76, 18,—by Mr. Pope, and, read by Mr. Pope. His Latin Epigrams are

translated by Dr. Jasper Mayne. 85,

25,-PIETATISET, read PIETATIS ET. -- 88, - 31,-αυτοσχεδια ξεν, read αυτοσχεδιαζει».

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SIR HENRY WOTTON.

THE LIFE

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SIR HENRY WOTTON,

LATE PROVOST OF EATON COLLEGE.

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