Excerpt from A General History of the Science and Practice of Music, Vol. 5In fhort, he was an extraordinary and very valuable Man, much ads mired by the Gentry, even thofe of the hef't (lality, and by all others of the more inferiour Rank, that had any manner of Regard for Probity, Sagacity, Diligence, and Humility. I'fay Humility, becaufe, tho' he was (0 much fam'd for his Knowledge, and might, ...
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have lived very reputably without his Trade, yet he con tinned it to his Death, not thinking it to be at all beneath him; Mr. Bagford and he ufed frequently to converfe together, and when they met they feldom parted very foon. Their Converfation was often about old mss. And the Havock made of them. They both agreed to retrieve what Fragments of Antiquity they could, and, upon that occafion, they would frequently divert themfelves in talk ing of old Chronicles, which both loved to read, tho' among our more late Chronicles, printed in Engliih, Ifaackfon' s was what they chiefly preferr' d for a general knowledge of Things, a Book which was much efteem' d alfo by thofe two eminent Chronologers, Bp.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.