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William Camden


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William Camden : Britannia: or, a Chorographical Description of Gre

Contains a contents list, index to illustrations, index to maps and cross references to other texts in his library.

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: John Dawson      Print: Book


William Camden : Britannia

Camden does credit this and repeates a tryal one made of forceing a Duck into one of those falls, which came out at the other side by Moles with its feathers allmost all rubbed off,which supposses the passage to be streight, but how they could force the Duck into so difficult a way or whither anything of this is more than Conjecture must be left to every ones liberty to judge.

Century: 1600-1699     Reader/Listener/Group: Celia Fiennes      Print: Book


William Camden : The history of the most renowned and victorious princess Elizabeth, late Queen of England

[Marginalia]: ms annotations in form of numbers in margin from p.27- p.655 - as if reference system (they are in numerical order); there are also a few marginal notes in the introduction (unnumbered) and on p. 41 e.g. the text line 'Queen Mary herself, (naturally* a mild and loving Princess ....)' has ms note in margin '*false'; Text line '.. before amply conferred on Henry the Eighth, and the Queen* herself ...' has ms note '* therefore has the Popes Promd, not his obliging temper that made him do this ...'

Century:      Reader/Listener/Group: Henry Fox      Print: Book


William Camden : Institutio graecae grammatices compendiaria


Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Taylor Coleridge      Print: Book


William Camden : Britannia

'and so I left them with him and went with Mr Moore to Grayes Inne to his chamber, and there he showed me his old Cambdens "Brittannia", which I intended to buy of him and so took it away with me and left it at St Pauls churchyard to be bound'

Century: 1600-1699     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Pepys      Print: Book


William Camden : Remains Concerning Britain

'[Johnson said] There is in "Camden's Remains", an epitaph upon a very wicked man, who was killed by a fall from his horse, in which he is supposed to say, 'Between the stirrup and the ground, I mercy ask'd, I mercy found'."'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Johnson      Print: Book


William Camden : Historie of the Life and Reigne of Elizabeth

[List of books read to Sir Thomas Browne by Elizabeth Lyttelton]. Headed in commonplace book: 'The books which my daughter Elizabeth hath read unto me at nights till she read ym all out'. The books are: 'all Plutarch's Lives, folio; all the Turkish historie, folio ; all the three added of ye Turkish emperours by Rycaut, fol.; all Rycaut's books of ye Turks, fol; all Baker's Cronicle of England, fol; all ye history of China by Semedo, fol; all the history of Josephus, fol; all fox his book of Martyrs, fol; all the Travills of Olearius & Mandelilo, fol; all the Travells of Taverniere, fol; all the Travells of Petrus della valle, fol; all the Travells of Vincent Le Blanck, fol; all the Travells of Pinto, fol; all the Travells of Gage, fol; the Travells of Terre, octavo; all the Historie of the life of Monsieur d' Espernoon, fol; all the historie of naples, fol; all the historie of Venice, fol; all the historie of Queen Elizabeth by Camden, fol; all the history of Herodian, fol; all the history of Procopius, fol; all Sands his Travells, fol; all Olaus Magnus of the Northern Countrys, fol; all Camerarius his observations, fol; all Suetonius of the Twelve Caesars, fol; all appians warrs, fol; all Speed's Cronicle to the life of King James, fol; So some parts of Purchas his Relations; some hundreds of Sermons. Many other Books, Treatises, discourses of severall Kinds, which may amount unto halfe the quantety of halfe the books in folio, which are before set down.'

Century: 1600-1699 / 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth Lyttelton      Print: Book


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