A New General Biographical Dictionary Projected and Partly Arranged by the Late REV. Hugh James Rose Volume 9 In Twelve Volumes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 Excerpt: ...as he could not agree with the toleration proposed by James II., though, in all other respects, he had gone the utmost lengths. He had even written strenuously in defence of the dispensing power claimed by that infatuated prince and this was probably one reason why some accused him of having become a proselyte to the church of Rome, --an accusation which gave him much uneasiness. On the approach of the Revolution of 1688, he lost all his appointments, being viewed as a disaffected person. He died in 1704, in the eighty-eighth year of his age, and was interred in the church of St. Giless in the Fields. He wrote many political tracts, which were printed in 4to and, History of the Plot Caveat to the Cavaliers and, Plea for the Caveat and its AuVol. ix. 257 thor infol. He also translated Josephuss Works Ciceros Offices Senecas Morals Erasmuss Colloquies JEaopa Fables Quevedos Visions Bonas Guide to Eternity and, Five Letters from a Nun to a Cavalier. Besides these, he wrote several occasional pieces. His style is justly censured for its vulgarity yet, by a certain wit and readiness in raillery, he was a popular writer, and may even now be read with some amusement.--His brother, Hammond, wrote a learned work, entitled, The Alliance of Divine Offices and a Life of Charles I. LE SUEUR, (John Francis, ) an eminent musical composer, director of the music of the emperor Napoleon, born at Drucat Plassiel, near Abbeville, in 1766. After composing a great number of masses, motets, &c., for several cathedrals, he went to Paris, where he produced his five operas, La Caverne, Paul et Virginie, Telemaque, Les Bardes, and, La Mort dAdam. His work on music, adapted to sacred solemnities, is highly esteemed and a dissertation by him concerning ancient.