JEREMY COLLIER (1650-1726), English nonjuring divine, was born at Stow-with-Quy, Cambridgeshire, on the 23rd of September 1650.
Collier deprecated the extent of the authority assumed by the patron and the servility of the poorer clergy.
In 1698 Collier produced his famous Short View of the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage...
Collier was prepared to meet any number of antagonists, and defended himself in numerous tracts.
The fight lasted in all some ten years; but Collier had right on his side, and triumphed; his position was, moreover, strengthened by the fact that he was known as a Troy and high churchman, and that his attack could not, therefore, be assigned to Puritan rancour against the stage.
From 1701 to 17 21 Collier was employed on his Great Historical, Geographical, Genealogical and Poetical Dictionary, founded on, and partly translated from, Louis Moreri's Dictionnaire historique, and in the compilation and issue of the two volumes folio of his own Ecclesiastical History of Great Britian from the first planting of Christianity to the end of the reign of Charles II.
In 1712 George Hickes was the only survivor of the nonjuring bishops, and in the next year Collier was consecrated.
Collier preferred the version of the Book of Common Prayer issued in 1549, and regretted that certain practices and petitions there enjoined were omitted in later editions.
There is an excellent account of Collier in A.
On the north-west of the continent the coast-line is much broken, the chief indentations being Admiralty Gulf, Collier Bay and King Sound, on the shores of Tasman Land.
" Endeavour," the vessel fitted out for the voyage, was a small craft of 370 tons, carrying twenty-two guns, and built originally for a collier, with a view rather to strength than to speed.
Fuller, Burnet, Collier and R.
Watchnights were due to the suggestion of a Kingswood collier in 1740.
In the same year he published in the form of a letter to Payne Collier an amusing and extremely inconclusive essay on Shakespeare's legal acquirements.
Tourneux, Marie Antoinette devant lhistoire: Essai bibliographique (2nd ed., Paris, 1901); Emile Campardon, MarieAntoinette et le procks du collier (Paris, 1863); P. Audebert, L'A$aire du collier de la reine, d'apres la correspondance inedite du chevalier de Pujol (Rouen, 1901); F.
D'Albini, Marie Antoinette and the Diamond Necklace from another Point of View (London, 1900); Funck-Brentano, L'Affaire du collier (1903); A.
ARTHUR COLLIER (1680-1732), English philosopher, was born at the rectory of Steeple Langford, Wiltshire, on the 12th of October 1680.
It is remarkable that Collier makes no reference to Locke, and shows no sign of having any knowledge of his works.
Berkeley's Principles of Knowledge and Theory of Vision preceded it by three and four years respectively, but there is no evidence that they were known to Collier before the publication of his book.
His views are grounded on two presuppositions: - first, the utter aversion of common sense to any theory of representative perception; second, the opinion which Collier held in common with Berkeley, and Hume afterwards, that the difference between imagination and sense perception is only one of degree.
Collier argues naively that if universal consent means the consent of those who have considered the subject, it may be claimed for his view.
Among other uses and consequences of his treatise, Collier thinks it furnishes an easy refutation of the Romish doctrine of transubstantiation.
Sir William Hamilton thinks that the logically necessary advance from the old theory of representative perception to idealism was stayed by anxiety to save this miracle of the church; and he gives Collier credit for being the first to make the discovery.
But Collier never got beyond a bald assertion of the fact, while Berkeley addressed himself to an explanation of it.
Hamilton (Discussions, p. 197) allows greater sagacity to Collier than to Berkeley, on the ground that he did not vainly attempt to enlist men's natural belief against the hypothetical realism of the philosophers.
But Collier did so as far as his light enabled him.
In theology Collier was an adherent of the High Church party, though his views were by no means orthodox.
Benson, Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Arthur Collier (1837); Tennemann, History of Philosophy; Hamilton, Discussions; A.
Coal then meant the carbonaceous residue obtained in the destructive distillation of wood, or what is known as charcoal, and the name collier was applied indifferently to both coal-miners and charcoal-burners.
This agent has been applied in various ways, in machines which either imitate the action of the collier by cutting with a pick or make a groove by rotating cutters attached to an endless chain or a revolving disk or wheel.
The gases evolved from the sudden outbursts or blowers in coal, which are often given off at a considerable tension, are the most dangerous enemy that the collier has to contend with.
In 1872 he undertook the defence of his friend Lord Chancellor Hatherley, when attacked for his appointment of Sir Robert Collier to the judicial committee of the Privy Council, and, by a line of argument more ingenious than convincing, secured a majority for the government.
P. Collier, 1870), of the Worthines of Wales (Spenser Soc. 1876), and a notice of Churchyard by H.
Collier was appointed to Manchester and the Rev. Peter Thompson was sent to work in the East End.
That it became known as Le Collier a toutes bêtes.
State Papers, Domestic, Addenda, Spanish and Venetian; Kemp's Loseley MSS.; Froude's History; Burnet, Collier, Dixon and Frere's Church Histories; Strype's Works (General Index); Parker Soc. Publications (Gough's Index); Birt's Elizabethan Settlement.
Remains of Edward VI.; Burnet, Collier, Dixon, Froude and Gairdner's histories; Pollard's Cranmer; Dict.
(1902), pp. 26-42, suggesting that Edwards did not know Berkeley, but Collier, and the same author's Jonathan Edwards' Idealismus (Halle, 1899); F.