He was the author of Collectanea rerum memorabilium, a description of curiosities in a chorographical framework.
The Collectanea was revised in the 6th century under the title of Polyhistor (subsequently taken for the author's name).
After holding a school mastership and two curacies, he was made rector of St Martin's Orgar in London in 1628, where he took a leading part in the contest between the London clergy and the citizens about the city tithes, and compiled a treatise on the subject, which is printed in Brewster's Collectanea (1752).
Of the Oxford Historical Society's Collectanea (1890).
The next few years were spent still in preparation, supported by pupils' fees and the dedications of books; the Collectanea adagiorum in June 1500 to Mountjoy, and some devotional and moral compositions to Batt's patroness and her son.
Holroyd, Collectanea Bradfordiana (1873); Victoria County History - Yorkshire.
(London, 1887); C. Roach Smith, Collectanea Antigua (London, 1848-1868); R.
Cour romaine (Paris, 1907); Publications of the acts of the Roman Congregations: Bishops and regulars - Bizzarri, Collectanea in usum Secretariae (Rome, 1866, 1885).
Propaganda: De Martinis, Juris pontificii de Propaganda Fide, &c. (Rome, 1888, &c.); Collectanea S.
See Leland, Collectanea; Holinshed, Chronicles of England; Duchesne, Historia Norm.
Everything he published in later life may be called a commentary, an excursus or a scholium to his main book; and many of them are decidedly of the nature of commonplace books or collectanea of notes.
Leland gives extracts from an Itinerarium Johannis abbatis, describing the journey of Abbot John to Rome in 1140 (Leland, Collectanea, iii.
For recent canonical texts: Richter's edition of the council of Trent (Leipzig, 1863); the Collectanea S.C. de Propaganda Fide (Rome, 1893); the Bullariunt, a collection of papal acts and constitutions; the editions of Cocquelines (28 vols.,Rome, 1733-1756), and of Cherubini (19 vols., Luxemburg, 1727-1758), which are better than the enlarged reprint of Turin, which was unfinished (it goes up to 1730).
See also Solinus, Collectanea, ch.
(Rome, 1862); Adam Tytus Dzialynski, Collectanea vitam resque gestas J.