Brief Lives, Vol. 2
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Brief Lives, Vol. 2

By John Aubrey
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  • 'Brief Lives,' chiefly of Contemporaries, set down by John Aubrey, between the Years 1669 & 1696
  • AUBREY'S 'BRIEF LIVES'
    • ... Ingelbert.
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • John Innocent (14— -1545).
    • Henry Isaacson (1581-1654).
      • [8]Concerning Henry Isaacson[9].
    • [8]Concerning Henry Isaacson[9].
    • James I (1566-1625).
    • ... Jaquinto.
    • David Jenkins (1586-1663).
    • Sir Leoline Jenkins (1623-1685).
    • George Johnson (1625/6-1683).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Inigo Jones (1573-1652).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Thomas Jones (16— -1682).
    • Ben Jonson (1574-1637).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • John Kersey (1616-167-?).
    • Ralph Kettell (1563-1643).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Ludolph van Keulen (1554?-1610).
    • Richard Kitson.
    • Richard Knolles (154- -1610).
    • John Lacy (16— -1681).
    • Edward Lane (1605-1685).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Sir Henry Lee (1530-1610/1). Sir Henry Lee (15— -1631).
      • <Pedigree of the Lees of Ditchley.>
    • <Pedigree of the Lees of Ditchley.>
    • William Lee (15— -1610).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • William Lilly (1601-1681).
    • Franciscus Linus.
    • Sir Matthew Lister (1564-1656).
    • Evans Lloyd.
    • Martin Lluelyn (1616-1681/2).
    • Sir James Long (1613-1658/9).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Richard Lovelace (1618-1658).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Cyprian Lucar.
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Henry Lyte (1529(?)-1607).
    • Isaac Lyte (1576/7-1659/60).
    • Sir John Mandeville.
    • Gervase Markham (1568-1637).
    • William Marshall (1606-16—).
    • Sir Henry Martin (1562-1641).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Henry Martin (1602-1680).
    • Richard Martin (1570-1618).
      • [179]Richard Martin[180], recorder of London.
      • Notes.
    • [179]Richard Martin[180], recorder of London.
    • Notes.
    • Andrew Marvel (1620-1678).
    • Philip Massinger (1584?-1639/40).
    • Thomas May (1595-1650).
      • <Scripsit.>
    • <Scripsit.>
    • Nicholas Mercator (1640-1686/7).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Christopher Merret (1614/5-1695).
    • Thomas Merry (16— -1682).
    • Sir Hugh Middleton (1555-1631).
    • John Milton (1608-1674).
      • <His parentage.>
      • <His birth.>
      • <His precocity.>
      • <School, college, and travel.>
      • <Return to England.>
      • <First wife and children.>
      • <Separation from his first wife.>
      • <Second wife.>
      • <Third wife.>
      • <His public employment.>
      • <His blindness.>
      • <Writings after his blindness.>
      • <His later residences.>
      • <His death and burial.>
      • <Personal characteristics.>
      • <Portraits of him.>
      • <His habits.>
      • <Notes about some of his works.>
      • <Catalogue of his writings.>
      • [313]Catalogus Librorum[XXV.].
      • <An almost contemporary life of Milton.>
      • <His acquaintance.>
    • <His parentage.>
    • <His birth.>
    • <His precocity.>
    • <School, college, and travel.>
    • <Return to England.>
    • <First wife and children.>
    • <Separation from his first wife.>
    • <Second wife.>
    • <Third wife.>
    • <His public employment.>
    • <His blindness.>
    • <Writings after his blindness.>
    • <His later residences.>
    • <His death and burial.>
    • <Personal characteristics.>
    • <Portraits of him.>
    • <His habits.>
    • <Notes about some of his works.>
    • <Catalogue of his writings.>
    • [313]Catalogus Librorum[XXV.].
    • <An almost contemporary life of Milton.>
    • <His acquaintance.>
    • George Monk (1608-1670).
    • Sir Jonas Moore (1617-1679).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Sir Robert Moray (16—-1673).
    • Sir Thomas More (1480-1535).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Lancelot Morehouse (16—-1672).
    • Sir Thomas Morgan (16—-1679).
    • William Morgan (1622-16—).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • John Morton (1410-1500).
    • Thomas Mouffet (1553-1604).
    • ... Munday (16—-166-).
    • Robert Murray (1633-1725).
    • Richard Napier (1559-1634).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Sir Richard Napier (1608-1675/6).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Sir William Neale (1610-1690/1).
    • Richard Neile (1562-1640).
    • William Neile (1637-1670).
    • John Newton (1622-1678).
    • John Norden (1548-1625).
    • Roger North (1585?-1652).
    • Thomas North (1535-1601).
    • Richard Norwood (1590?-1675).
    • William Noy (1577-1634).
    • John Ogilby (1600-1676).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Thomas Osborne, Earl of Danby (1631/2-1712).
    • William Oughtred (1574-1660).
      • [466]This[467] from Mr. Uniades, who was his scholar.
      • Note.
    • [466]This[467] from Mr. Uniades, who was his scholar.
    • Note.
    • William Outram (1625-1679).
    • John Overall (1560-1619).
    • Sir Thomas Overbury (1581-1613).
    • Charles Pamphlin (1649-1678).
    • John Partridge (1643/4-1715).
    • James Peele.
    • John Pell (1610/1-1685).
      • Scripsit[540].
      • [565]This <is> writt by Mr. Theodore Haake.
      • Notes.
    • Scripsit[540].
    • [565]This <is> writt by Mr. Theodore Haake.
    • Notes.
    • William Penn (1644-1718).
      • [606]A Catalogue of William Penn's writings.
      • Notes.
    • [606]A Catalogue of William Penn's writings.
    • Notes.
    • Sir Thomas Penruddock.
    • Sir William Petty (1632-1687).
      • <His coat of arms[612]: MS. Aubr. 6, fol. 12v.>
      • <His horoscope[615]: MS. Aubr. 6, fol. 12v>.
      • Scripsit:
    • <His coat of arms[612]: MS. Aubr. 6, fol. 12v.>
    • <His horoscope[615]: MS. Aubr. 6, fol. 12v>.
    • Scripsit:
    • Fabian Philips (1601-1690).
      • Scripsit:
      • <Catalogue of his writings.>
      • Note.
    • Scripsit:
    • <Catalogue of his writings.>
    • Note.
    • John Philips (1631-1706).
    • Katherine Philips (1631/2-1664).
    • Thomas Pigot (1657-1686).
    • Thomas Pittis (1636-1687).
    • Sir William Platers.
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Sir Thomas Pope (1508-1559).
    • Sir John Popham (1531-1607).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Samuel Pordage (1633-1691?).
    • Francis Potter (1594-1678).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Hannibal Potter (1592-1664).
    • Vavasor Powell (1618-1670).
    • Sir Robert Poyntz (1589-1665).
    • William Prynne (1600-1669).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Robert Pugh (1609-1679).
    • Francis Quarles (1592-1644).
    • William Radford (1623-1673).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618).
      • <Coat[765] of arms.>
      • <Pedigree.>
      • <His marriages and issue.>
      • <His brother's family.>
      • <At Oxford.>
      • <A 'poor' scholar.>
      • <Raleigh in Elizabeth's reign.>
      • <Tobacco.>
      • <Personal characteristics.>
      • <His residences.>
      • <His acquaintance.>
      • <Portraits of him.>
      • <Miscellaneous anecdotes.>
      • <Raleigh in James I's reign.>
      • <His imprisonment, death, and burial.>
      • On Sir Walter Rawleigh.
      • <His writings.>
      • [841]Scripsit.
      • <His friends.>
      • <Copy of a letter by him.>
      • <Addenda.>
    • <Coat[765] of arms.>
    • <Pedigree.>
    • <His marriages and issue.>
    • <His brother's family.>
    • <At Oxford.>
    • <A 'poor' scholar.>
    • <Raleigh in Elizabeth's reign.>
    • <Tobacco.>
    • <Personal characteristics.>
    • <His residences.>
    • <His acquaintance.>
    • <Portraits of him.>
    • <Miscellaneous anecdotes.>
    • <Raleigh in James I's reign.>
    • <His imprisonment, death, and burial.>
    • On Sir Walter Rawleigh.
    • <His writings.>
    • [841]Scripsit.
    • <His friends.>
    • <Copy of a letter by him.>
    • <Addenda.>
    • Walter Raleigh, son of Sir Walter (1593-1617).
    • Walter Raleigh, grandson of Sir Walter (16—-1663).
    • ... Ralphson (—— -1683/4).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Thomas Randolph (1605-1634/5).
    • Eleanor Ratcliffe, Countess of Sussex (16—-1666).
    • Robert Record (1510?-1558).
    • John David Rhees (1534-1609).
    • John Rider (1562-1632).
    • George Ripley (14— -1490?).
    • ... Robartes.
    • ... Robson.
    • Henry Rolle (1589-1656).
    • Laurence Rooke (1623-1662).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Walter Rumsey (1584-1660).
    • John Rushworth (1607-1690).
    • Richard Sackville, third earl of Dorset (1589-1624).
    • Richard Sackville, fifth earl of Dorset (1622-1677).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Thomas Sackville, first earl of Dorset (1536-1608).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Robert Sanderson (1587-166[2/3]).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • George Sandys (1578-1643/4).
    • William Saunderson (15—-1676).
    • Sir Henry Savile (1549-1621/2).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Sylvanus Scory (15— -1617).
    • John Securis.
    • Dorothy Selby.
    • John Selden (1584-1654).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • William Shakespear (1564-1616).
    • Ralph Sheldon (1623-1684).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • John Sherburne (1616-1635).
    • James Shirley (1594-1666).
    • Thomas Shirley (1638-1678).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • John Sloper.
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Jane Smyth (1649-16—).
    • Charles Snell (1639-16—).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • John Speed (1542-1629).
    • John Speidell.
    • Sir Henry Spelman (1562-1641).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Edmund Spenser (1553-1598/9).
    • William Stafford (1593-1684). Robert Stafford (1588-1644).
    • Thomas Stanley (1625-1678).
    • Richard Staper (15—- 1608).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Thomas Stapleton (1535-1598).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Thomas Stephens (1620-16—).
    • Richard Stokes (16—- 1681).
    • John Stowe (1525-1605).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Thomas Street (1621/2-1689).
      • <Scripsit:—>
      • Note.
    • <Scripsit:—>
    • Note.
    • Sir Francis Stuart.
    • Henry Stubbe (1631/2-1676).
    • Sir John Suckling (1608/9-1641).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Thomas Sutton (1532-1611).
    • William Sutton (1562-1632).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Sir Philip Sydney (1554-1586).
      • [1048]Key of Pembroke's Arcadia[BZ].
      • Notes.
    • [1048]Key of Pembroke's Arcadia[BZ].
    • Notes.
    • Sir Robert Talbot (1641/2-1681).
    • John Tap.
    • John Taylor (1580-1654).
    • Silas Taylor (1624-1678).
    • Herbert Thorndyke (16—- 1672).
    • John Tombes (1603-1676).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Ezreel Tonge (1621-1680).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Nathaniel Torporley (1563-1632).
    • Thomas Triplett (1603-1670).
    • Thomas Tusser (1527-1580).
    • William Twisse (1574-1646).
    • John Twyne (15—- 1581).
    • Thomas Twyne (1543-1613).
    • Thomas Tyndale (1588-1671/2).
    • James Usher (1580/1-1655/6).
    • Henry Vaughan (1621-1695). Thomas Vaughan (1621-1666/7).
    • Edward de Vere, 17th earl of Oxford (15—- 1604).
    • Villiers, duke of Buckingham.
    • William de Visscher.
    • Isaac Vossius (1618-1688).
    • Johannes Gerhardus Vossius (1577-1649).
    • Clement Walker (1595-1651).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Edmund Waller (1605/6-1687).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • John Wallis (1616-1703).
      • Catalogus librorum ab illo scriptorum.
    • Catalogus librorum ab illo scriptorum.
    • Lucy Walters.
    • Seth Ward (1617-1688/9).
      • <Birth and education.>
      • <Mathematical studies.>
      • <Ejected from Cambridge.>
      • <Professor in Oxford.>
      • <First ecclesiastical dignity.>
      • <President of Trinity College, Oxford.>
      • <His doctorate.>
      • <Church preferment.>
      • <Becomes bishop of Exeter.>
      • <Translated to Salisbury.>
      • <Personal characteristics.>
      • Sicknes[1199].
      • <His burial.>
      • <His papers.>
      • [1204]Scripsit:—
      • <His foundation at Buntingford.>
      • <Corrigendum.>
      • Notes.
    • <Birth and education.>
    • <Mathematical studies.>
    • <Ejected from Cambridge.>
    • <Professor in Oxford.>
    • <First ecclesiastical dignity.>
    • <President of Trinity College, Oxford.>
    • <His doctorate.>
    • <Church preferment.>
    • <Becomes bishop of Exeter.>
    • <Translated to Salisbury.>
    • <Personal characteristics.>
    • Sicknes[1199].
    • <His burial.>
    • <His papers.>
    • [1204]Scripsit:—
    • <His foundation at Buntingford.>
    • <Corrigendum.>
    • Notes.
    • Walter Warner (15—- 1640).
    • William Watson (15—- 1603).
    • George Webb (1581-1641).
    • ... Webb.
    • John Wells.
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Sir George Wharton (1617-1681).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Diggory Wheare (1574-1647).
    • Abraham Wheloc.
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Daniel Whistler (1619-1684).
    • James Whitney (1593-166-).
    • John Whitson (1557-1629).
    • Thomas Whyte (1582-1676).
    • John Wilkins (1614-1672).
      • Scripsit (vide A. Wood's Antiq. Oxon.):—
    • Scripsit (vide A. Wood's Antiq. Oxon.):—
    • John Willis.
    • Thomas Willis (1621/2-1675).
    • John Wilmot, earl of Rochester (1648-1680).
      • [1261]On the death of my lord Rochester: pastorall.
      • Note.
    • [1261]On the death of my lord Rochester: pastorall.
    • Note.
    • Edmund Wingate (1593-1656).
    • George Withers (1588-1667).
    • Theophilus Wodenote (senior).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Theophilus Wodenote (junior) (1625-16—).
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Thomas Wolsey (147—1530).
      • Notes.
    • Notes.
    • Anthony Wood (1632-1695).
    • Sir Christopher Wren (1631-1723).
      • <Pedigree: in MS. Aubr. 7, fol. 28v.>
      • Notes.
    • <Pedigree: in MS. Aubr. 7, fol. 28v.>
    • Notes.
    • Edward Wright (15—- 1615).
    • Edmund Wyld (1616-16—).
    • ... Yarrington.
    • Anne, duchess of York (16—- 1671).
  • APPENDIX I NOTES OF ANTIQUITIES
  • APPENDIX II AUBREY'S COMEDY OF RESTORATION MANNERS
    • [1357]The Countrey Revell. Act II, scene iii.
    • [1376]The Countrey Revell. Act III, scene iii.
  • INDEX
  • FOOTNOTES:
  • Plate I
  • Plate II
  • Plate III
  • Plate IV
  • Plate V
  • Plate VI
  • Transcriber's Notes:
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