This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ... His entry is the only record that remains of his stay at Oxford; it would seem that he remained there but a very short ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ... His entry is the only record that remains of his stay at Oxford; it would seem that he remained there but a very short time, and that his rapid development showed itself in other ways besides his early proficienejj in his studies; for, by some youthful efforts at verse, which were discovered after his death, and published by his son, it appears that in 1587, he was in 1587 the army of Prince Maurice in the Low Countries, and present at the attempt on Bois-leDuc and the important engagement outside its walls, which took place on the 13th of June in that year. It is in vain to attempt any explanation of the probable circumstances under which he joined the forces of Prince Maurice; it was no rare thing for boys, even of his age, to be introduced to the soldier's life, and indeed his friend Sir Robert Drury affords a remarkable instance, he having received the honour of knighthood for his bravery at the siege of Rouen, when he was only fourteen years old; but the fact of his being engaged on the protestant side is much more inexplicable, and the tenor of the Epigrams in which he celebrates his share in the campaign, shows that he was not deficient in sympathy with those among whom he found himself. It would seem that shortly afterwards, he spent some years in travelling through France, Spain and Italy, and his biographer assures us that he meditated a journey to the Holy Land, but that circumstances prevented the carrying out of this plan. If it be true that his absence from England was prolonged for a term of five years, it is most likely that he began his wanderings in 1586 and that it was on his return 1591 in 1591, the portrait of him in his sword and doublet was painted, from which Marshall executed one of hi3 most successful...
New. Hardcover reprint of the original 1855 edition-beautifully bound in brown cloth covers featuring titles stamped in gold, 8vo-6x9". No adjustments have been made to the original text, giving readers the full antiquarian experience. For quality purposes, all text and images are printed as black and white. This item is printed on demand. Book Information: Essays In Divinity. Donne, John. Indiana: Repressed Publishing LLC, 2012. Original Publishing: Essays In Divinity. Donne, John. London, J. Tupling, 1855. Subject: Theology, Doctrinal.
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