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A general dictionary, historical and critical: in which a new and accurate translation of that of the celebrated Mr. Bayle, with the corrections and observations printed in the late edition at Paris, is included; and interspersed with several thousand lives never before published. The whole containing the history of the most illustrious persons of all ages and nations particularly those of Great Britain and Ireland, distinguished by their rank, actions, learning and other accomplishments. With reflections on such passages of Bayle, as seem to favor scepticism and the Manichee system. Preview this item
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A general dictionary, historical and critical: in which a new and accurate translation of that of the celebrated Mr. Bayle, with the corrections and observations printed in the late edition at Paris, is included; and interspersed with several thousand lives never before published. The whole containing the history of the most illustrious persons of all ages and nations particularly those of Great Britain and Ireland, distinguished by their rank, actions, learning and other accomplishments. With reflections on such passages of Bayle, as seem to favor scepticism and the Manichee system.

Author: Pierre BayleJohn Peter BernardThomas BirchJohn LockmanGeorge SaleAll authors
Publisher: London, Printed by J. Bettenham, 1734-1741.
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
History
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Bayle, Pierre, 1647-1706.
General dictionary.
London, Printed by J. Bettenham, 1734-1741
(OCoLC)757563231
Named Person: Hubert Languet; Gustav, King of Sweden; Louis Moréri; Gustav, King of Sweden; Hubert Languet
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre Bayle; John Peter Bernard; Thomas Birch; John Lockman; George Sale; Anthelme Tricaud; Alexis Gaudin; Pierre Desmaizeaux
OCLC Number: 1820229
Notes: Vol. I has imprint: London, Printed and sold by J. Roberts and P. Vaillant," with slight variation in the t.p.
A different translation from that published in 1710 (4 v.) and second edition, 1734-1738 (5 v.).
Article relating to Oriental history, by George Sale, gent., in vol. II-IV.
Vol. X contains: A dissertation concerning the book of Stephanus Junius Brutus, printed in the year one thousand, five hundred and seventy nine.--A critique on Bayle's dissertation on the book of Stephanus Junius Brutus.--A dissertation concerning defamatory libels.
Description: 10 volumes 34 cm
Contents: Vol. X contains: A dissertation concerning the book of Stephanus Junius Brutus, printed in the year one thousand, five hundred, and seventy nine.--A critique on Bayle's dissertation on the book of Stephanus Junius Brutus.--A dissertation concerning defamatory libels ... --A dissertation concerning the hippomanes.--A dissertation concerning the space of time called day.--A dissertation printed and prefixed to some essays or fragments of this work, in 1692, and intitled, a Proposal for a critical dictionary.--An illustration of certain particulars interspersed in this dictionary ... I. To the encomiums bestowed onpersons, who denied either the providence or existence of the deity. II. To the objections of the Manichees. III. To the objections of the sceptics. IV. To obscene touches.--An historical discourse on the life of Gustavus Adolphus, king of Sweden.--Reflections on a pamphlet intitled, The judgment of the public, and particularly of Abbé Ranaudot, on Mr. Bayle's critical dictionary.--Critical remarks [by A. de Tricaud and A. Gaudin] on the new edition of Moreri's historical dictionary, published in 1704. With a preface and observations by Mr. Bayle, for the use of the new editors of Moreri's dictionary. Translated from the third edition of the French. To which are added New observations on those critical remarks, and on the edition of Moreri published in 1725.
Responsibility: By the Reverend Mr. John Peter Bernard, F.R.S., the Reverend Mr. Thomas Birch ... Mr. John Lockman; and other hands.

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