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The Table-Talk of John Selden John Selden

The Table-Talk of John Selden By John Selden

The Table-Talk of John Selden by John Selden


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This collection of the remarks on many topics by John Selden (1584-1654) was compiled by his amanuensis Richard Milward and first published in 1689. Reissued here is a version annotated and with a biographical preface by the literary scholar Samuel Weller Singer (1783-1858) and published in 1847.

The Table-Talk of John Selden Summary

The Table-Talk of John Selden: With a Biographical Preface and Notes by John Selden

The lawyer, politician and antiquarian John Selden (1584-1654) made his name as an expert on the ancient laws of England, though he was equally at home with classical and Judaic studies: Grotius described him as 'the glory of the English nation', and his advice was sought on all manner of legal and moral problems from tithes to cross-dressing. This collection of his remarks on many topics was compiled by his amanuensis Richard Milward and first published in 1689. Reissued here is a version annotated and with a biographical preface by the literary scholar Samuel Weller Singer (1783-1858) and published in 1847. The topics of Selden's discourse are arranged alphabetically, from 'abbies' to 'zelots', via Christmas, juggling, marriage, and witches. As Singer says of the book, 'it is impossible to open it without finding some important fact or discussion, something practically useful and applicable to the business of life'.

Table of Contents

Biographical preface; Commendatory verses; Epistle dedicatory; The discourses; Notes.

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NLS9781108079150
9781108079150
1108079156
The Table-Talk of John Selden: With a Biographical Preface and Notes by John Selden
New
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2015-11-12
402
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