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By Richard Ward (auth.), Sarah Hutton, Cecil Courtney, Michelle Courtney, Robert Crocker, A. Rupert Hall (eds.)

This version of the lifetime of Henry extra by way of Richard Ward is the end result of dual projects: from Rupert corridor and from delegates on the convention at the Cambridge Platonists held at Nantes in 1993. The venture took form at a gathering of the editorial workforce at Christ's university in 1994. The editors desire to convey their because of the grasp and Fellows of Christ's collage for permission to print the unpublished manuscript element of Ward's lifestyles and for his or her generosity in aiding the venture. We additionally thank the British Academy for the main learn Award in the direction of the price of generating the published replica. We thank John L. Dawson, supervisor of the Literary and Linguistic Computing Centre of the collage of Cambridge and his employees, Beatrix Bown and Rosemary Rodd, for his or her technical guidance with the actual education of the textual content. thank you additionally to Douglas de Lacey for his support with Greek and Latin orthography, and to James Binns for his assist in determining a few quotations. we're fairly thankful to Beatrix Bown for her unfailingly sufferer paintings in transcribing and correcting the published and manuscript texts. S. H. 06j/t . J;pt:. l. ~0i37. J£ti7tU 7. 2 /mz,·rtlln J Ll1t'tz,//Utn LO, ~ "IEl-I"/(/ll 2 O. Engraved portrait of Henry extra, through D. Loggan: Frontispiece to The lifetime of Henry extra, by means of Richard Ward, London, 1710. vii desk OF CONTENTS Preface V checklist of Illustrations: VIll creation: I. Richard Ward IX II.

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0 Father Jove, 'Tis brave, we Mortals live in Clouds like thee. Lies, Night-dreams, empty Toys, Fear, fatal Love, This is my Life: I nothing else do see. 18 "And these things happen'd to me before that I had taken any Degree in the University. "But after taking my Degree, to pass over and omit abundance of things; I designing not here the Draught of my own Life (though some, and those very Famous Men too, have done that before me; and Cardan hath given so exact an Account of his own Writings, that he hath not so much as omitted those that were spoiled by the Urine of a Cat) but only a brief Introduction for the better Understanding the Occasion of writing my First Book; It fell out truly very Happily for me, that I suffer'd so great a Disappointment in my Studies.

1639-40 Composes poems. 1641 Ordination. Acquires living at Ingoldsby. Descartes, Meditations. 1642 Psychodia Platonica published. 1644 Takes Covenant. Earl of Manchester ejects Cambridge dons who refuse to take the Covenant. Descartes, Principia philosophia. 1647 Philosophical Poems published. 1648-49 Corresponds with Descartes. 1649 Execution of Charles I. 1650 Commences correspondence with Anne Conway. 1650--51 More's controversy with Thomas Vaughan. Hobbes, Leviathan and English translation of De cive.

But amongst all the Writings of this kind there was none, to speak the Truth, so pierced and affected me, as that Golden little Book, with which Luther is also said to have been wonderfully taken, viz. Theologia Germanica: 2o Though several Symptoms, even at that time, seem'd ever and anon to occur to me, of a certain deep Melancholy; as also no slight Errors in Matters of Philosophy. But that which he doth so mightily inculcate, viz. That we should throughly put off, and extinguish our own proper Will; that being thus Dead to our selves, we may live alone unto God, and do all things whatsoever by his Instinct, or plenary Permission; was so Connatural, as it were, and agreeable to my most intimate Reason and Conscience, that I could not of any thing whatsoever be more clearly or certainly convinced.

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