Brief Lives, Vol. 1
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Brief Lives, Vol. 1

By John Aubrey
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Table of Contents
  • 'Brief Lives,' chiefly of Contemporaries, set down by John Aubrey, between the Years 1669 & 1696
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • SYNOPSIS OF THE 'LIVES'
    • BEFORE HENRY VIII.
    • HENRY VIII—MARY (†1558).
    • ELIZABETH (†1603).
    • JAMES I (†1625).
    • CHARLES I (†1649).
    • COMMONWEALTH.
    • CHARLES II (†1685) and JAMES II.
    • AUBREY'S PERSONAL FRIENDS.
  • INTRODUCTION
    • I. Origin of the 'Lives.'
    • II. Condition of the Text of the 'Lives.'
    • III. Aim of this Edition.
    • IV. Description of the MSS.
      • (A)—MS. Aubr. 6, fol.[16] 2:—
      • (B)—MS. Aubr. 6, fol. 12:—
      • i. Aubrey to Anthony Wood.
      • ii. Aubrey to Richard Blackburne.
    • (A)—MS. Aubr. 6, fol.[16] 2:—
    • (B)—MS. Aubr. 6, fol. 12:—
    • i. Aubrey to Anthony Wood.
    • ii. Aubrey to Richard Blackburne.
    • V. The Old Edition.
  • THE 'LIVES'
    • George Abbot (1562-1633).
    • Sir Robert Aiton (1570-1638).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Aldsworth.
    • Thomas Allen (1542-1632).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Charles Alleyn (obiit 1640?).
    • Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Francis Anthony (1550-1623).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Thomas Archer (1554-1630?).
    • John Ashindon (obiit 13—?).
    • Elias Ashmole (1617-1692).
    • Deborah Aubrey (1609/10-1685/6).
      • Her accidents.
      • Note.
    • Her accidents.
    • Note.
    • John Aubrey (1626-1697).
      • Amici.
      • Scripsit[198].
      • [214]Accidents of John Aubrey[AI].
      • Notes.
    • Amici.
    • Scripsit[198].
    • [214]Accidents of John Aubrey[AI].
    • Notes.
    • William Aubrey (1529-1595).
      • Additions by Aubrey.
      • <Letter by Dr. W. Aubrey: supra, p. 59.>
      • Notes.
    • Additions by Aubrey.
    • <Letter by Dr. W. Aubrey: supra, p. 59.>
    • Notes.
    • Francis Bacon (1561-1626).
      • <His coat of arms.>
      • <Miscellaneous Notes.>
      • <His admirers and acquaintances.>
      • <Personal characteristics.>
      • <His poems.>
      • <His writings.>
      • [296]Apothegmata.
      • <His death and burial.>
      • <His relatives.>
      • <His residences.>
      • Verulam Howse[310].
    • <His coat of arms.>
    • <Miscellaneous Notes.>
    • <His admirers and acquaintances.>
    • <Personal characteristics.>
    • <His poems.>
    • <His writings.>
    • [296]Apothegmata.
    • <His death and burial.>
    • <His relatives.>
    • <His residences.>
    • Verulam Howse[310].
    • Roger Bacon (1214-1294).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Thomas Badd (1607-1683).
    • Edward Bagshaw (1629-1671).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Jean Louis Guez de Balzac (1594-1655).
    • Richard Bancroft (1544-1610).
    • John Barclay (1582-1621). Robert Barclay (1648-1690).
    • Isaac Barrow (1630-1677).
    • ... Barrow (16..-168.).
    • Thomas Batchcroft (15..-1670).
    • George Bate (1608-1668).
    • Francis Beaumont (1584-1616).
    • William Bedwell (15..-1632).
    • William Beeston (16..-1682).
    • Richard Benese (14..-1546).
    • Berkeley.
    • Willoughby Bertie, 3rd earl of Abingdon (1692-1760).
    • Henry Billingsley (15..-1606).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Martin Billingsley.
    • Richard Billingsley.
    • Thomas Billingsley (obiit 167..).
    • John Birkenhead (1615-1679).
    • Henry Birkhead (1617-1696).
    • Richard Blackbourne (1652-17..?).
    • John Blagrave (1550-1611).
    • Robert Blake (1599-1657).
    • Sir Henry Blount (1602-1682).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Edmund Bonner (1495-1569).
    • John Booker (1601/2-1667).
    • James Bovey (1622-16..).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Richard Boyle, earl of Cork (1566-1643).
      • <Excerpts from Anthony Walker's Sermon.>
      • Notes.
    • <Excerpts from Anthony Walker's Sermon.>
    • Notes.
    • Robert Boyle (1626/7-1691).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • William Brereton, 3rd baron, (1631-1680).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Edward Brerewood (1565-1613).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Arthur Brett (16..-1677).
    • Henry Briggs (1556-1630/1).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Thomas Brightman (1562-1607).
      • <A Letter from Edward Gibson about Thomas Brightman[BG].>
      • Note.
    • <A Letter from Edward Gibson about Thomas Brightman[BG].>
    • Note.
    • Alexander Brome (1620-1666).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Christopher Brookes (16..-1665).
    • Elizabeth Broughton.
    • William Brouncker, 2nd viscount (1620-1684).
      • <A note written by him[BK].>
      • Notes.
    • <A note written by him[BK].>
    • Notes.
    • William Browne (1591-1645).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Robert Burton (1576/7-1639/40).
    • Thomas Bushell (1594-1674).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Samuel Butler (1612/3-1680).
      • [533]Hudibras unprinted.
    • [533]Hudibras unprinted.
    • William Butler (1535-1617/8).
      • [553]Inscription on his monument[554].
      • Notes.
    • [553]Inscription on his monument[554].
    • Notes.
    • Cecil Calvert, 2nd baron Baltimore (1606-1675).
    • William Camden (1551-1623).
    • William Canynges (1399-1474).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • William Cartwright (1611-1643).
    • Lucius Cary, viscount Falkland (1610-1643).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Sir Charles Cavendish (16..-1652?).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Charles Cavendish, Colonel, (1620-1643).
    • John Cecil, 4th earl of Exeter (1628-1678).
    • William Cecil, lord Burghley (1520-1598).
    • Thomas Chaloner (1595-1661).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • George Chapman (1557-1634).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Walter Charleton (1619/20-1707).
    • Thomas Charnock (1526-1581).
      • [621]Concerning Mr. Charnocke.
    • [621]Concerning Mr. Charnocke.
    • Geoffrey Chaucer (1328-1400).
    • William Chillingworth (1602-1643/4).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • John Clavell (1601-1642).
    • John Cleveland (1613-1658).
    • George Clifford, earl of Cumberland (1558-1605).
    • Henry Clifford, earl of Cumberland (1591-1643).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Sir Edward Coke (1551/2-1633).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Jean Baptiste Colbert (1619-1683).
    • John Colet (1466-1519).
    • Henry Coley (1633-1695?).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • John Collins (1624/5-1683).
    • Anthony Cooper, earl of Shaftesbury (1621-1682/3).
    • Samuel Cooper (1609-1672).
    • Thomas Cooper (1517?-1594).
    • Richard Corbet (1583-1635).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Tom Coryat (1577-1617).
    • Abraham Cowley (1618-1667).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • ... Cradock.
    • William Croone (1633-1684).
    • ... Curtin.
    • Robert Dalzell, earl of Carnwarth (15..-1654).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Sir Charles Danvers (1568-1600/1).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Elizabeth Danvers.
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Henry Danvers, earl of Danby (1573-1644).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Sir John Danvers (15..-1594).
    • Sir John Danvers (1588?-1655).
    • The Danvers-Villiers family.
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Michael Dary (16..-1679).
    • Edward Davenant, merchant (15..-16..).
    • Edward Davenant, D.D. (16..-1679/80).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • John Davenant (1576-1641).
    • Sir William Davenant (1605/6-1668).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • John Davenport (1597-1669/70).
    • John Davys (1550-1605).
    • Arthur Dee (1579-1651).
    • John Dee (1527-1608).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Thomas Deere (1639/40-16..).
    • Gideon de Laune (1565?-1659).
    • Sir John Denham (1615-1668/9).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • René Descartes (1596-1650/1).
    • Robert Devereux, earl of Essex (1567-1600/1).
    • Sir Everard Digby (1578-1605/6).
    • Sir Kenelm Digby (1603-1665).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Venetia Digby (1600-1633).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Leonard Digges (15..-1571?).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Thomas Digges (15..-1595).
    • Michael Drayton (1563-1631).
    • Sir Erasmus Dryden (1553-1632).
    • John Dryden (1631-1700).
    • Sir William Dugdale (1605-1685/6).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Sir John Dunstable.
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Saint Dunstan (925-988).
    • Sir Edward Dyer (15..-1607).
    • St. Edmund (1170?-1240).
    • Thomas Egerton, lord Ellesmere (1540-1616/7).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • George Ent (16..-1679).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Desiderius Erasmus (1467-1536).
      • Scripsit.
    • Scripsit.
    • Anthony Ettrick (1622-1703).
    • John Evelyn (1620-1706).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Thomas Fairfax, 3rd baron (1611-1671).
    • George Feriby (1573-16..).
    • Nicholas Fiske (15..-166..).
    • Thomas Flatman (16..-1688).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Sir William Fleetwood (1535-1594).
    • John Fletcher (1579-1625).
    • John Florio (1545?-1625).
    • Sir Edward Ford (1605-1670).
    • Samuel Foster (15..-1652).
    • John Foxe (1517-1587).
    • Nicholas Fuller (1557-1623/4).
    • Thomas Fuller (1608-1661).
    • Simon Furbisher (1585-16..).
    • John Gadbury (1627-1704).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Thomas Gale (1636-1702).
      • Libri editi curâ et operâ Tho. Gale.
      • Libri Graeci et Latini praelo parati.
    • Libri editi curâ et operâ Tho. Gale.
    • Libri Graeci et Latini praelo parati.
    • William Gascoigne (1612?-1644).
    • Henry Gellibrand (1597-1637).
    • ... Gerard.
    • Adrian Gilbert (—— - ——).
    • Alexander Gill (1567-1635). Alexander Gill (1597-1642).
      • Gill upon Gill[979], or Gill's ... uncas'd, unstript, unbound.
    • Gill upon Gill[979], or Gill's ... uncas'd, unstript, unbound.
    • Joseph Glanville (1636-1680).
    • Owen Glendower (1359(?)-1415).
    • Robert Glover (1544-1588).
    • Jonathan Goddard (1617-1674/5).
    • Sir Edmund Bury Godfrey (1621-1678).
    • Thomas Goodwyn.
    • Thomas Gore (1631/2-1684).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Sir Arthur Gorges (15..-1625).
    • John Gower (1327?-1408).
    • John Graunt (1620-1674).
    • Edward Greaves (1608-1680).
    • ... Gregory.
    • Sir Thomas Gresham (1519-1579).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Fulke Greville, lord Brooke (1554-1628). Robert Greville, lord Brooke (1607-1642/3).
    • Peter Gunning (1614-1684).
    • Edmund Gunter (1581-1626).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • John Guy (15..-1628).
    • ... Gwyn.
    • William Habington (1605-1645).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Sir Matthew Hale (1609-1676).
      • [1032]Judge Hale's accidents.
    • [1032]Judge Hale's accidents.
    • John Hales (1584-1656).
    • Joseph Hall (1574-1656).
    • Edmund Halley (1656-1741/2).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Baldwin Hamey (1600-1676).
    • William Harcourt (1610-1679).
    • Thomas Hariot (1560-1621).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Sir Edward Harley (1624-1700).
    • Sir Robert Harley (1580-1656).
    • Sir Robert Harley (1626-1673).
    • James Harrington (1611/2-1677).
      • [1102][Upon[1103] the state of nature.
      • Notes.
    • [1102][Upon[1103] the state of nature.
    • Notes.
    • Samuel Hartlib (16..-1670).
    • William Harvey (1578-1657).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • John Hawles (1645-1716).
    • Richard Head (1637?-1686?).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • James Heath (1629-1664).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Elize Hele (15..-1635).
    • [1150]Sir Robert Henley (16..-1680?).
    • Edward Herbert, baron Herbert of Chirbury (1583-1648).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • George Herbert (1593-1633).
    • Mary Herbert, countess of Pembroke (1555-1621).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Richard Herbert (15..-1596).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • William Herbert, 1st earl of Pembroke (1507-1570).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • William Herbert, 3rd earl of Pembroke (1580-1630).
    • John Heydon (1629-166..).
    • Peter Heylyn (1599-1662).
    • Nicholas Hill (1570?-1610).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679).
      • <Introduction.>
      • <Pedigree.>
      • <His father.>
      • <His father's brother.>
      • <His brother and sister.>
      • <His nephews and nieces.>
      • <Description of Malmsbury.>
      • <Description of Westport.>
      • <Place and date of his birth.>
      • <His school and college life.>
      • <Enters the earl of Devonshire's service.>
      • <Is servant to Francis Bacon.>
      • <Visits his native county, Wiltshire.>
      • <His mathematical studies.>
      • <Champions the king's cause against the parliament.>
      • <Residence in Paris.>
      • <Return to England.>
      • <Kindness to his nephew.>
      • <Residence in London.>
      • <Acquaintance and studies.>
      • <Secures the protection of Charles II.>
      • <Re-enters the household of the earl of Devonshire.>
      • <His treatise De Legibus.>
      • <Proposed foundation at Malmsbury.>
      • <Controversy with Dr. John Fell.>
      • <Withdraws to Derbyshire.>
      • <His death and burial.>
      • <Personal characteristics.>
      • <Habits of body and mind.>
      • <His readiness to help with advice and money.>
      • <Slanders concerning him.>
      • <Addenda.>
      • <Portraits of Hobbes.>
      • <His seal.>
      • <He was 'plebeius homo.'>
      • <His sayings.>
      • <His writings.>
      • [1511]A Catalogue of his bookes.
      • <Notes about his writings.>
      • <Verses by him.>
      • <Opponents and critics.>
      • <Apologists and supporters.>
      • <Conclusion.>
      • <Copies of letters by, or about, Thomas Hobbes.>
      • Notes.
      • Thomas Hobbes' life, by himself.
    • <Introduction.>
    • <Pedigree.>
    • <His father.>
    • <His father's brother.>
    • <His brother and sister.>
    • <His nephews and nieces.>
    • <Description of Malmsbury.>
    • <Description of Westport.>
    • <Place and date of his birth.>
    • <His school and college life.>
    • <Enters the earl of Devonshire's service.>
    • <Is servant to Francis Bacon.>
    • <Visits his native county, Wiltshire.>
    • <His mathematical studies.>
    • <Champions the king's cause against the parliament.>
    • <Residence in Paris.>
    • <Return to England.>
    • <Kindness to his nephew.>
    • <Residence in London.>
    • <Acquaintance and studies.>
    • <Secures the protection of Charles II.>
    • <Re-enters the household of the earl of Devonshire.>
    • <His treatise De Legibus.>
    • <Proposed foundation at Malmsbury.>
    • <Controversy with Dr. John Fell.>
    • <Withdraws to Derbyshire.>
    • <His death and burial.>
    • <Personal characteristics.>
    • <Habits of body and mind.>
    • <His readiness to help with advice and money.>
    • <Slanders concerning him.>
    • <Addenda.>
    • <Portraits of Hobbes.>
    • <His seal.>
    • <He was 'plebeius homo.'>
    • <His sayings.>
    • <His writings.>
    • [1511]A Catalogue of his bookes.
    • <Notes about his writings.>
    • <Verses by him.>
    • <Opponents and critics.>
    • <Apologists and supporters.>
    • <Conclusion.>
    • <Copies of letters by, or about, Thomas Hobbes.>
    • Notes.
    • Thomas Hobbes' life, by himself.
    • William Holder (1616-1697/8).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Hugh Holland (15— -1633).
    • Philemon Holland (1551-1637).
    • Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677).
    • John Holywood (11— -1256).
    • Thomas Hoode.
    • Robert Hooke (1635-1703).
      • Scripsit.
      • Notes.
    • Scripsit.
    • Notes.
    • Charles Hoskyns (1584-1609).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • John Hoskyns (1566-1638).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Sir John Hoskyns (1634-1705).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Charles Howard (16— -16—).
    • Robert Hues (1553-1632).
    • Edward Hyde, earl of Clarendon (1608/9-1674).
      • Laurence Hyde,
    • Laurence Hyde,
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