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  • a tract entitled The Desertion discuss'd in a Letter to a Country Gentleman (1688), in answer to Bishop Burnet's defence of King William's position.

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  • The latter work was attacked by Burnet and others, but the author showed himself as keen a controversialist as ever.

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  • at Marseilles, Henry's appeal from the pope to a general council; but there seems to be no good authority for Burnet's story that Clement threatened to have him burnt alive.

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  • Townsend; Burnet, ed.

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  • Burnet declares he had little Latin, but he was able to converse with the Dutch ambassador in that language.

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  • Burnet described him as "the most hated minister that had ever been about the king."

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  • 'Shaftesbury, doubtless no friendly witness, speaks of him as .an inveterate liar, "proud, ambitious, revengeful, false, prodigal and covetous to the highest degree," 4 and Burnet supports his unfavourable judgment to a great extent.

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  • Burnet, Early Greek Philosophy (1892); H.

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  • Burnet, Early Greek Philosophy (1892); A.

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  • The unfavourable character drawn of him by Burnet is certainly unjust and not supported by any evidence.

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  • Through his friendship with Sir William Hicks Strype obtained access to the papers of Sir Michael Hicks, secretary to Lord Burghley, from which he made extensive transcripts; he also carried on an extensive correspondence with Archbishop Wake and Bishops Burnet, Atterbury and Nicholson.

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  • and Philip III., Hooke's Roman History, part of a translation of Rollin's Ancient History, Langhorne's Plutarch, Burnet's History of My Own Times, thirty volumes of the Annual Register, Millar's Historical View of the English Government, Mosheim's Ecclesiastical History, M`Crie's Knox, and two histories of the Quakers.

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  • Fuller, Burnet, Collier and R.

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  • Smith (ed.), The St Clair Papers: Life and Services of Arthur St Clair (2 vols., Cincinnati, 1882); Jacob Burnet, Notes on the Early Settlement of the North-Western Territory (Cincinnati, 1847), written from the Federalist point of view, and hence rather favourable to St Clair; C. E.

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  • He drew up, with Burnet's assistance, a paper containing his apology, and he wrote to the king a letter, to be delivered after his death, in which he asked Charles's pardon for any wrong he had done him.

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  • He received the sacrament from Tillotson, and Burnet twice preached to him.

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  • Having supped with his wife, the parting from whom was his only great trial, he slept peacefully, and spent the last morning in devotion with Burnet.

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  • z Cranmer's works are to be found in Burnet, " Collection of Records " appended to his History of the Reformation (ed.

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  • In his instructions to the bishops (Burnet Collect., pt.

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  • Life (London, 1816); James Macpherson, Original Papers (2 vols., London, 1 775); Gilbert Burnet, Supplement to History, ed.

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  • and determined that no other should be bishop. The consecration took place at Lambeth on the 25th of January 1685; and one of Ken's first duties was to attend the death-bed of Charles, where his wise and faithful ministrations won the admiration of everybody except Bishop Burnet.

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  • Burnet, History of the Reformation (new ed., Oxford, 1865); and R.

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  • (General Index), especially the Zurich Letters; Strype's Works; Foxe's Acts and Monuments; Burnet's Hist., ed.

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  • - Gilbert Burnet, History of my Own Time, 'ed.

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  • See also Sir George Sitwell, The First Whig (Scarborough, 1894); Gilbert Burnet, History of my own Time (6 vols., Oxford, 1833); Sir John Reresby, Memoirs, 1634-1689, edited by J.

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  • There are several varieties of grasshopper mice (Orychomys), white-footed mice (Peromyscus), harvest mice (Reithrodontomys), rice-rats (Oryzomys), wood-rats (Neotoma), voles (Microtus), &c. Bats inhabit caves in Burnet, Williamson, Lampasas, Gillespie and other counties.

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  • Franklin's superior management of the paper, his new type, " some spirited remarks " on the controversy between the Massachusetts assembly and Governor Burnet, brought his paper into immediate notice, and his success both as a printer and as a journalist was assured and complete.

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  • William Burnet.

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  • The English had a decided advantage over the French in that they could furnish goods for the Indian trade much cheaper than their rivals, and when Governor Burnet saw that this advantage was being lost by a trade between Albany and Montreal he persuaded the assembly to pass an act (1720) prohibiting it.

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  • At another intercolonial conference at Albany, called by Burnet, a line of trading posts along the northern and western frontiers was strongly recommended.

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  • Peter Schuyler (Acting) William Burnet .

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  • Hutt (1872); Memoirs of the Life of Eleanor Gwinn (1752); Burnet, History of My Own Time, part i., edited by Osmund Airy (Oxford, 1897); Louise de Keroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth, by H.

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  • He was buried in the churchyard of St Martin's in the Fields, his funeral sermon being preached by his friend Bishop Burnet.

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  • In Burnet Woods Park, lying to the N.E.

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  • 1858) and opened in 1873, occupies a number of handsome buildings erected since 1895 on a campus of 43 acres in Burnet Woods Park, has an astronomical observatory on the highest point of Mt.

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  • Townsend; Burnet's Hist.

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  • Tyndale Version was prohibited by an act of Burnet's Ref., ed.

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  • Burnet's Ref.

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  • 145-146, a reprint from Burnet's Doc. Annals, ii.

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  • Burnet's Hist.

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  • The largest and most noteworthy are Burnet park (about 100 acres), on high land in the western part of the city, Lincoln park, occupying a heavily wooded ridge in the east, and Schiller, Kirk and Frazer parks.

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  • Burnet has issued an annotated edition of the Nicomachean Ethics, and W.

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  • In early life the archbishop was very intimate with Gilbert Burnet, then bishop of Salisbury, and in later life he was a prominent figure in Irish politics.

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  • Tenison, according to Gilbert Burnet, "endowed schools, set up a public library, and kept many curates to assist him in his indefatigable labours."

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  • Along with Burnet he attended the king on his death-bed.

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  • See also Gilbert Burnet's History of his own Time and Macaulay's History of England.

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  • Steele for the King's Classics (1908), &c. Other translations of Utopia are by Gilbert Burnet (1684) and by A.

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  • Burnet, Early Greek Philosophy (1892).

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  • She was taken ill of small-pox, and died in London on the 24th of December 1660, herr death, says Bishop Burnet, being "not much lamented."

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  • 24; Burnet, Hist.

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  • 260; Burnet, History of his own Times, i.

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  • Along with Burnet, Tillotson attended Lord Russell on the scaffold in 1683.

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  • The appointment was immediately followed by the appearance of his Burnet prize essay on Theism.

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  • Wood was attacked by Bishop Burnet in a Letter to the Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry (1693, 4to), and defended by his nephew Dr Thomas Wood, in a Vindication of the Historiographer, to which is added the Historiographer's Answer (1693), 4to, reproduced in the subsequent editions of the Athenae.

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  • Knox, like Bishop Burnet, needs to be read critically and in the light of contemporary documents; especially those in the Hamilton Papers, The Border Papers and English State Papers (Foreign).

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  • Lang; Miss Shield's King over the Water and Martin Haile's James Francis Stuart (the old Chevalier); Omond's Lord Advocates of Scotland; Willcock's The Great Marquess (of Argyll); Napier's Lives of Montrose and Dundee; Clarke and Foxcroft's Life of Bishop Burnet; Sir Herbert Maxwell's Robert Bruce and Book of Douglas, with all Sir W.

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  • He has been called ambitious, turbulent, crafty, abject, vindictive, bloodthirsty and a good many other things besides, not quite in keeping with each other; in addition to which it is roundly asserted by Bishop Burnet that he was despised alike by Henry and by Mary, both of whom made use of him as a tool.

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  • 107 (Diels, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker) and 2, on which see Burnet, Early Greek Philosophy, p. 153 note (ed.

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  • Burnet, Recollections and Opinions of an Old Pioneer (New York, 1880); S.

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  • 155, 167-169; Narratives of the Reformation, passim; Gough's Index to Parker Soc. Publications; Burnet's Hist.

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  • Burnet, History of his own Times, i.

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  • Burnet, Early Greek Philosophy (1892); Fairbanks, The First Philosophers of Greece (1898); Grote, History of Greece, ch.

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  • 2 Burnet considered that "she laid down the splendour of a court too much," which was "as it were abandoned."

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  • 757; histories of Stanhope, Lecky, Ranke, Macaulay, Boyes, Burnet, Wyon, and Somerville; F.

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  • J/n==Authorities== - Oates's, Dangerfield's and Bedloe's Narratives; State Trials; Journals of Houses of Parliament; North's Examen; the various memoirs and diaries of the period; Fuller's Narrative; Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel; Burnet's History; Narcissus Luttrell's Relation.

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  • 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.

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  • Burnet, Early Greek Philosophy (Lond.

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  • In 1679 Charles denied, in council, his supposed marriage with Lucy Walter, Monmouth's mother, his declarations being published in 1680 to refute the legend of the black box which was supposed to contain the contract of marriage, and told Burnet he would rather see him hanged than legitimize him.

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  • In England he won the friendship of divines like Baxter, Tillotson and Burnet, and effectively promoted the union in 1691 of English Presbyterians and Congregationalists.

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  • Blount adopted and expanded Hobbes's arguments against the Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch; and, mainly in the words of Burnet's Archeologiae philosophicae, he asserts the total inconsistency of the Mosaic Hexaemeron with the Copernican theory of the heavens, dwelling with emphasis on the impossibility of admitting the view developed in Genesis, that the earth is the most important part of the universe.

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  • William Burnet .

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  • Remains of Edward VI.; Burnet, Collier, Dixon, Froude and Gairdner's histories; Pollard's Cranmer; Dict.

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  • Murray (5 vols., London, 1845); Gilbert Burnet, History of his own Time (6 vols., Oxford, 1833); F.

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  • Burnet, while Zeller's view of Plato may be said to have been superseded by the later researches of Lewis Campbell, H.

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  • The Discourse on the Dissensions in Athens and Rome (September 1701), written to repel the tactics of the Tory commons in their attack on the Partition Treaties "without humour and without satire," and intended as a dissuasive from the pending impeachment of Somers, Orford, Halifax and Portland, received the honour, extraordinary for the maiden publication of a young politician, of being generally attributed to Somers himself or to Burnet, the latter of whom found a public disavowal necessary.

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  • His mortification was little likely to temper the habitual virulence of his pen, which rarely produced anything more acrimonious than the attacks he at this period directed against Burnet and his former friend Steele.

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  • Historical Writings, including the Four Last Years; Abstract of English History; and Remarks on Burnet, ed.

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  • Burnet (1682); by J.

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  • Burnet, Early Greek Philosophy (London, 1908).

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  • Fuller, Burnet and Colliers histories of the church and Reformation.

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  • At Rotterdam he was a confidant of political exiles, including Burnet and the famous earl of Peterborough, and he became known to William, prince of Orange.

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  • He was followed by Thomas Burnet and Dean Sherlock.

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  • GILBERT BURNET (1643-1715), English bishop and historian, was born in Edinburgh on the 18th of September 1643, of an ancient and distinguished Scottish house.

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  • He was the youngest son of Robert Burnet (1592-1661), who at the Restoration became a lord of session with the title of Lord Crimond.

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  • Robert Burnet had refused to sign the Scottish Covenant, although the document was drawn up by his brother-in-law, Archibald Johnstone, Lord Warristoun.

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  • Burnet wisely refused to accept a benefice in the disturbed state of church affairs, but he wrote an audacious letter to Archbishop Sharp asking him to take measures to restore peace.

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  • Sharp sent for Burnet, and dismissed his advice without apparent resentment.

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  • Burnet became a member of the Royal Society, of which Moray was the first president.

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  • On his father's death he had been offered a living by a relative, Sir Alexander Burnet, and in 1863 the living of Saltoun, East Lothian, had been kept open for him by one of his father's friends.

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  • Meanwhile he had clandestinely married in 1671 a cousin of Lauderdale, Lady Margaret Kennedy, daughter of John Kennedy, 6th earl of Cassilis, a lady who had already taken an active part in affairs in Scotland, and was eighteen years older than Burnet.

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  • The marriage was kept secret for three years, and Burnet renounced all claim to his wife's fortune.

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  • Lauderdale's ascendancy in Scotland and the failure of the attempts at compromise in Scottish church affairs eventually led Burnet to settle in England.

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  • Burnet found it wiser to retire to England on the plea of fulfilling his duties as royal chaplain.

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  • Burnet's contradictions of Sanders must not, however, be accepted without independent investigation.

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  • Burnet's reconciliation with the court was short-lived.

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  • Burnet now travelled in Italy, Germany and Switzerland, finally settling in Holland' l at the Hague, where he won from the princess of Orange a confidence which proved enduring.

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  • Lady Margaret Burnet was dying when he left England, and in Holland he married a Dutch heiress of Scottish descent, Mary Scott.

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  • In his pastoral letter to his clergy urging them to take the oath of allegiance, Burnet grounded the claim of William and Mary on the right of conquest, a view which gave such offence that the pamphlet was burnt by the common hangman three years later.

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  • appointed an ecclesiastical commission, on which Burnet was a prominent member, for the disposal of vacant benefices.

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  • His second wife died of smallpox in 1698, and in 1700 Burnet married again, his third wife being Elizabeth (1661-1709), widow of Robert Berkeley and daughter of Sir Richard Blake, a rich and charitable woman, known by her Method of Devotion, posthumously published in 1710.

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  • Burnet made a weighty speech against the bill (1702-1703) directed against the practice of occasional conformity, and was a consistent exponent of Broad Church principles.

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  • Burnet directed in his will that his most important work, the History of His Own Time, should appear six years after his death.

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  • Burnet's book naturally aroused much opposition, and there were persistent rumours that the MS. had been unduly tampered with.

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  • - The chief authorities for Bishop Burnet's life are the autobiography "Rough Draft of my own Life" (ed.

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  • C. Foxcroft, Oxford, 1902, in the Supplement to Burnet's History), the Life by Sir Thomas Burnet in the History of His Own Time (Oxford, 1823, vol.

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  • C. Foxcroft edited A Supplement to Burnet's History of His Own Time, to which is prefixed an account of the relation between the different versions of the History - the Bodleian MS., the fragmentary Harleian MS. in the British Museum and Sir Thomas Burnet's edition; the book contains the remaining fragments of Burnet's original memoirs, his autobiography, his letters to Admiral Herbert and his private meditations.

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  • The chief differences between Burnet's original draft as represented by the Bodleian MS. and the printed history consist in a more lenient view generally of individuals, a modification of the censure levelled at the Anglican clergy, changes obviously dictated by a general variation in his point of view, and a more cautious account of personal matters such as his early relations with Lauderdale.

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  • Lactantius: Englished by Gilbert Burnet, D.D., to which he hath made a large preface concerning Persecution (Amst., 1687).

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  • See also A Life of Gilbert Burnet, Bishop of Salisbury (1907), by T.

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  • Firth, which contains a chronological list of Burnet's published works.

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  • Of Burnet's personal character there are well-known descriptions in chapter vii.

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  • Thomas Burnet >>

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  • He had impoverished Carlisle, and in his new see, according to Burnet (who calls him "a sour ill-tempered man"), "minded chiefly the enriching of his family."

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  • He engaged Gilbert Burnet to write The History of the Reformation of the Church of England and provided him with much material.

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  • According to Bishop Burnet he was cast out by the Presbyterians; but whether this be so or not, he soon made his way to England and became vicar of Godmersham, Kent, from which living he was expelled by the Act of Uniformity in 1662.

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  • In spring and summer the meadows have a rich collection of wet meadow plants including great burnet and the fragrant meadowsweet.

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  • The great burnet is an elegant plant with a compact blood-red flower head.

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  • burnet moths were found at the site between 1986 and 1989.

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  • burnet saxifrage were present.

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  • In summer look for the six-spot burnet, a day flying moth with bright red and green-black wings.

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  • To include color after the salad burnet has finished flowering, plant bulbs and corms such as spring and autumn crocus.

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  • It is also alive with insects including orange-tip and meadow brown butterflies and five-spot burnet moth.

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  • These include ruby chard, lambs lettuce, and salad burnet.

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  • There is a small population of the native Salad Burnet and scattered clumps of the litte Fern grass.

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  • Salad Burnet Sanguisorba minor is a hardy evergreen perennial which forms a low mound to about 18 " in well drained soil.

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  • germander speedwell, eyebright, wild thyme, salad burnet, mouse-ear hawkweed and common bird's-foot-trefoil.

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  • Richer grasslands may include common milkwort, salad burnet, wild thyme and common rock rose.

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  • The Slender Scotch is the first burnet moth to emerge each year.

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  • ruby chard, lambs lettuce, and salad burnet.

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  • salad burnet.

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  • Species within the meadows include Yorkshire fog, great burnet, Lady's bedstraw, common knapweed, meadow vetchling and pepper saxifrage.

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  • When last surveyed in 1999 cowslips, pepper saxifrage, meadowsweet, common knapweed and greater burnet saxifrage were present.

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  • Look out for betony, wild strawberry, germander speedwell, eyebright, wild thyme, salad burnet, mouse-ear hawkweed and common bird's-foot-trefoil.

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  • Sneezewort has been recorded on the riverbank and the meadows contain many species such as meadow saxifrage, great burnet and lesser stitchwort.

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  • Other plants such as Northern Marsh orchid, greater burnet, ox-eye daisy and melancholy thistle occur in some.

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  • a tract entitled The Desertion discuss'd in a Letter to a Country Gentleman (1688), in answer to Bishop Burnet's defence of King William's position.

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  • The latter work was attacked by Burnet and others, but the author showed himself as keen a controversialist as ever.

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  • He was in the House of Lords, however, in 1675, when Danby brought forward his famous Non-resisting Test Bill, and headed the opposition which was carried on for seventeen days, distinguishing himself, says Burnet, more in this session than ever before.

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  • at Marseilles, Henry's appeal from the pope to a general council; but there seems to be no good authority for Burnet's story that Clement threatened to have him burnt alive.

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  • Townsend; Burnet, ed.

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  • Burnet declares he had little Latin, but he was able to converse with the Dutch ambassador in that language.

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  • Burnet described him as "the most hated minister that had ever been about the king."

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  • 'Shaftesbury, doubtless no friendly witness, speaks of him as .an inveterate liar, "proud, ambitious, revengeful, false, prodigal and covetous to the highest degree," 4 and Burnet supports his unfavourable judgment to a great extent.

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  • Burnet, Early Greek Philosophy (1892); H.

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  • Burnet, Early Greek Philosophy (1892); A.

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  • The unfavourable character drawn of him by Burnet is certainly unjust and not supported by any evidence.

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  • Through his friendship with Sir William Hicks Strype obtained access to the papers of Sir Michael Hicks, secretary to Lord Burghley, from which he made extensive transcripts; he also carried on an extensive correspondence with Archbishop Wake and Bishops Burnet, Atterbury and Nicholson.

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  • and Philip III., Hooke's Roman History, part of a translation of Rollin's Ancient History, Langhorne's Plutarch, Burnet's History of My Own Times, thirty volumes of the Annual Register, Millar's Historical View of the English Government, Mosheim's Ecclesiastical History, M`Crie's Knox, and two histories of the Quakers.

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  • Fuller, Burnet, Collier and R.

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  • Smith (ed.), The St Clair Papers: Life and Services of Arthur St Clair (2 vols., Cincinnati, 1882); Jacob Burnet, Notes on the Early Settlement of the North-Western Territory (Cincinnati, 1847), written from the Federalist point of view, and hence rather favourable to St Clair; C. E.

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  • He refused, however, to yield to the influence of Burnet and Tillotson, who endeavoured to make him grant the unlawfulness of resistance, although it is more than probable that compliance in this would have saved his life.

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  • He drew up, with Burnet's assistance, a paper containing his apology, and he wrote to the king a letter, to be delivered after his death, in which he asked Charles's pardon for any wrong he had done him.

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  • He received the sacrament from Tillotson, and Burnet twice preached to him.

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  • Having supped with his wife, the parting from whom was his only great trial, he slept peacefully, and spent the last morning in devotion with Burnet.

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  • z Cranmer's works are to be found in Burnet, " Collection of Records " appended to his History of the Reformation (ed.

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  • In his instructions to the bishops (Burnet Collect., pt.

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  • Life (London, 1816); James Macpherson, Original Papers (2 vols., London, 1 775); Gilbert Burnet, Supplement to History, ed.

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  • and determined that no other should be bishop. The consecration took place at Lambeth on the 25th of January 1685; and one of Ken's first duties was to attend the death-bed of Charles, where his wise and faithful ministrations won the admiration of everybody except Bishop Burnet.

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  • Burnet, History of the Reformation (new ed., Oxford, 1865); and R.

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  • (General Index), especially the Zurich Letters; Strype's Works; Foxe's Acts and Monuments; Burnet's Hist., ed.

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  • - Gilbert Burnet, History of my Own Time, 'ed.

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  • See also Sir George Sitwell, The First Whig (Scarborough, 1894); Gilbert Burnet, History of my own Time (6 vols., Oxford, 1833); Sir John Reresby, Memoirs, 1634-1689, edited by J.

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  • There are several varieties of grasshopper mice (Orychomys), white-footed mice (Peromyscus), harvest mice (Reithrodontomys), rice-rats (Oryzomys), wood-rats (Neotoma), voles (Microtus), &c. Bats inhabit caves in Burnet, Williamson, Lampasas, Gillespie and other counties.

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  • Franklin's superior management of the paper, his new type, " some spirited remarks " on the controversy between the Massachusetts assembly and Governor Burnet, brought his paper into immediate notice, and his success both as a printer and as a journalist was assured and complete.

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  • William Burnet.

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  • The English had a decided advantage over the French in that they could furnish goods for the Indian trade much cheaper than their rivals, and when Governor Burnet saw that this advantage was being lost by a trade between Albany and Montreal he persuaded the assembly to pass an act (1720) prohibiting it.

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  • At another intercolonial conference at Albany, called by Burnet, a line of trading posts along the northern and western frontiers was strongly recommended.

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  • Peter Schuyler (Acting) William Burnet .

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  • Hutt (1872); Memoirs of the Life of Eleanor Gwinn (1752); Burnet, History of My Own Time, part i., edited by Osmund Airy (Oxford, 1897); Louise de Keroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth, by H.

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  • He was buried in the churchyard of St Martin's in the Fields, his funeral sermon being preached by his friend Bishop Burnet.

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  • In Burnet Woods Park, lying to the N.E.

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  • 1858) and opened in 1873, occupies a number of handsome buildings erected since 1895 on a campus of 43 acres in Burnet Woods Park, has an astronomical observatory on the highest point of Mt.

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  • Townsend; Burnet's Hist.

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  • Tyndale Version was prohibited by an act of Burnet's Ref., ed.

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  • Burnet's Ref.

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  • 145-146, a reprint from Burnet's Doc. Annals, ii.

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  • Burnet's Hist.

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  • The largest and most noteworthy are Burnet park (about 100 acres), on high land in the western part of the city, Lincoln park, occupying a heavily wooded ridge in the east, and Schiller, Kirk and Frazer parks.

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  • Burnet has issued an annotated edition of the Nicomachean Ethics, and W.

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  • In early life the archbishop was very intimate with Gilbert Burnet, then bishop of Salisbury, and in later life he was a prominent figure in Irish politics.

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  • Tenison, according to Gilbert Burnet, "endowed schools, set up a public library, and kept many curates to assist him in his indefatigable labours."

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  • Along with Burnet he attended the king on his death-bed.

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  • See also Gilbert Burnet's History of his own Time and Macaulay's History of England.

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  • Steele for the King's Classics (1908), &c. Other translations of Utopia are by Gilbert Burnet (1684) and by A.

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  • Burnet, Early Greek Philosophy (1892).

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  • She was taken ill of small-pox, and died in London on the 24th of December 1660, herr death, says Bishop Burnet, being "not much lamented."

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  • 260; Burnet, History of his own Times, i.

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  • Along with Burnet, Tillotson attended Lord Russell on the scaffold in 1683.

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  • The appointment was immediately followed by the appearance of his Burnet prize essay on Theism.

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  • Wood was attacked by Bishop Burnet in a Letter to the Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry (1693, 4to), and defended by his nephew Dr Thomas Wood, in a Vindication of the Historiographer, to which is added the Historiographer's Answer (1693), 4to, reproduced in the subsequent editions of the Athenae.

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  • Knox, like Bishop Burnet, needs to be read critically and in the light of contemporary documents; especially those in the Hamilton Papers, The Border Papers and English State Papers (Foreign).

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  • Lang; Miss Shield's King over the Water and Martin Haile's James Francis Stuart (the old Chevalier); Omond's Lord Advocates of Scotland; Willcock's The Great Marquess (of Argyll); Napier's Lives of Montrose and Dundee; Clarke and Foxcroft's Life of Bishop Burnet; Sir Herbert Maxwell's Robert Bruce and Book of Douglas, with all Sir W.

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  • He has been called ambitious, turbulent, crafty, abject, vindictive, bloodthirsty and a good many other things besides, not quite in keeping with each other; in addition to which it is roundly asserted by Bishop Burnet that he was despised alike by Henry and by Mary, both of whom made use of him as a tool.

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  • 107 (Diels, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker) and 2, on which see Burnet, Early Greek Philosophy, p. 153 note (ed.

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  • 2 Burnet considered that "she laid down the splendour of a court too much," which was "as it were abandoned."

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  • 757; histories of Stanhope, Lecky, Ranke, Macaulay, Boyes, Burnet, Wyon, and Somerville; F.

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  • J/n==Authorities== - Oates's, Dangerfield's and Bedloe's Narratives; State Trials; Journals of Houses of Parliament; North's Examen; the various memoirs and diaries of the period; Fuller's Narrative; Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel; Burnet's History; Narcissus Luttrell's Relation.

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  • 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.

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  • In 1679 Charles denied, in council, his supposed marriage with Lucy Walter, Monmouth's mother, his declarations being published in 1680 to refute the legend of the black box which was supposed to contain the contract of marriage, and told Burnet he would rather see him hanged than legitimize him.

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  • In England he won the friendship of divines like Baxter, Tillotson and Burnet, and effectively promoted the union in 1691 of English Presbyterians and Congregationalists.

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  • Blount adopted and expanded Hobbes's arguments against the Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch; and, mainly in the words of Burnet's Archeologiae philosophicae, he asserts the total inconsistency of the Mosaic Hexaemeron with the Copernican theory of the heavens, dwelling with emphasis on the impossibility of admitting the view developed in Genesis, that the earth is the most important part of the universe.

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  • Murray (5 vols., London, 1845); Gilbert Burnet, History of his own Time (6 vols., Oxford, 1833); F.

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  • Burnet, while Zeller's view of Plato may be said to have been superseded by the later researches of Lewis Campbell, H.

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  • The Discourse on the Dissensions in Athens and Rome (September 1701), written to repel the tactics of the Tory commons in their attack on the Partition Treaties "without humour and without satire," and intended as a dissuasive from the pending impeachment of Somers, Orford, Halifax and Portland, received the honour, extraordinary for the maiden publication of a young politician, of being generally attributed to Somers himself or to Burnet, the latter of whom found a public disavowal necessary.

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  • His mortification was little likely to temper the habitual virulence of his pen, which rarely produced anything more acrimonious than the attacks he at this period directed against Burnet and his former friend Steele.

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  • Historical Writings, including the Four Last Years; Abstract of English History; and Remarks on Burnet, ed.

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  • Burnet (1682); by J.

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  • Fuller, Burnet and Colliers histories of the church and Reformation.

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  • At Rotterdam he was a confidant of political exiles, including Burnet and the famous earl of Peterborough, and he became known to William, prince of Orange.

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  • He was followed by Thomas Burnet and Dean Sherlock.

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  • GILBERT BURNET (1643-1715), English bishop and historian, was born in Edinburgh on the 18th of September 1643, of an ancient and distinguished Scottish house.

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  • He was the youngest son of Robert Burnet (1592-1661), who at the Restoration became a lord of session with the title of Lord Crimond.

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  • Robert Burnet had refused to sign the Scottish Covenant, although the document was drawn up by his brother-in-law, Archibald Johnstone, Lord Warristoun.

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  • Burnet wisely refused to accept a benefice in the disturbed state of church affairs, but he wrote an audacious letter to Archbishop Sharp asking him to take measures to restore peace.

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  • Sharp sent for Burnet, and dismissed his advice without apparent resentment.

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  • Burnet became a member of the Royal Society, of which Moray was the first president.

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  • On his father's death he had been offered a living by a relative, Sir Alexander Burnet, and in 1863 the living of Saltoun, East Lothian, had been kept open for him by one of his father's friends.

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  • Meanwhile he had clandestinely married in 1671 a cousin of Lauderdale, Lady Margaret Kennedy, daughter of John Kennedy, 6th earl of Cassilis, a lady who had already taken an active part in affairs in Scotland, and was eighteen years older than Burnet.

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  • The marriage was kept secret for three years, and Burnet renounced all claim to his wife's fortune.

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  • Lauderdale's ascendancy in Scotland and the failure of the attempts at compromise in Scottish church affairs eventually led Burnet to settle in England.

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  • Burnet found it wiser to retire to England on the plea of fulfilling his duties as royal chaplain.

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  • Burnet's contradictions of Sanders must not, however, be accepted without independent investigation.

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  • Burnet's reconciliation with the court was short-lived.

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  • Burnet now travelled in Italy, Germany and Switzerland, finally settling in Holland' l at the Hague, where he won from the princess of Orange a confidence which proved enduring.

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  • Lady Margaret Burnet was dying when he left England, and in Holland he married a Dutch heiress of Scottish descent, Mary Scott.

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  • In his pastoral letter to his clergy urging them to take the oath of allegiance, Burnet grounded the claim of William and Mary on the right of conquest, a view which gave such offence that the pamphlet was burnt by the common hangman three years later.

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  • appointed an ecclesiastical commission, on which Burnet was a prominent member, for the disposal of vacant benefices.

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  • His second wife died of smallpox in 1698, and in 1700 Burnet married again, his third wife being Elizabeth (1661-1709), widow of Robert Berkeley and daughter of Sir Richard Blake, a rich and charitable woman, known by her Method of Devotion, posthumously published in 1710.

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  • Burnet made a weighty speech against the bill (1702-1703) directed against the practice of occasional conformity, and was a consistent exponent of Broad Church principles.

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  • Burnet directed in his will that his most important work, the History of His Own Time, should appear six years after his death.

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  • Burnet's book naturally aroused much opposition, and there were persistent rumours that the MS. had been unduly tampered with.

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  • - The chief authorities for Bishop Burnet's life are the autobiography "Rough Draft of my own Life" (ed.

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  • C. Foxcroft, Oxford, 1902, in the Supplement to Burnet's History), the Life by Sir Thomas Burnet in the History of His Own Time (Oxford, 1823, vol.

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  • Burnet's letters to his friend, George Savile, marquess of Halifax, were published by the Royal Historical Society (Camden Miscellany, vol.

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  • C. Foxcroft edited A Supplement to Burnet's History of His Own Time, to which is prefixed an account of the relation between the different versions of the History - the Bodleian MS., the fragmentary Harleian MS. in the British Museum and Sir Thomas Burnet's edition; the book contains the remaining fragments of Burnet's original memoirs, his autobiography, his letters to Admiral Herbert and his private meditations.

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  • The chief differences between Burnet's original draft as represented by the Bodleian MS. and the printed history consist in a more lenient view generally of individuals, a modification of the censure levelled at the Anglican clergy, changes obviously dictated by a general variation in his point of view, and a more cautious account of personal matters such as his early relations with Lauderdale.

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  • Lactantius: Englished by Gilbert Burnet, D.D., to which he hath made a large preface concerning Persecution (Amst., 1687).

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  • See also A Life of Gilbert Burnet, Bishop of Salisbury (1907), by T.

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  • Firth, which contains a chronological list of Burnet's published works.

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  • Of Burnet's personal character there are well-known descriptions in chapter vii.

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  • He had impoverished Carlisle, and in his new see, according to Burnet (who calls him "a sour ill-tempered man"), "minded chiefly the enriching of his family."

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  • He engaged Gilbert Burnet to write The History of the Reformation of the Church of England and provided him with much material.

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  • According to Bishop Burnet he was cast out by the Presbyterians; but whether this be so or not, he soon made his way to England and became vicar of Godmersham, Kent, from which living he was expelled by the Act of Uniformity in 1662.

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  • We stayed at the Burnet House.

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  • Sneezewort has been recorded on the riverbank and the meadows contain many species such as meadow saxifrage, great burnet and lesser stitchwort.

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  • Burnet Rose (A Rose Selection Spinosissima) - A pretty native Wild Rose, which will grow and flourish in the lightest and hottest of soils, where many Roses fail.

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  • There are also swamp varieties of marsh marigold, swamp fern, and Canadian burnet.

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