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By Sir Roger Twysden,John Mitchell Kemble

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the precious treatise that's now for the 1st time dedicated to the clicking is the paintings of 1 of the main onerous and really appropriate antiquaries that the 17th century produced. a lot of our countrymen, of varied ranks and in quite a few branches of studying, have been certainly exotic at that interval for a large and sound erudition, and for a beneficiant devotion to historic inquiry, that have by no means been handed by means of any iteration of students. It was once the age which comprehended the good names of Coke and Bacon, and Camden, Selden, Somner, Spelman, Evelyn, Digby, D'Ewes, Ash-mole, Dugdale, Junius, Usher, Gill, Cotton, Savile, Whelock, and, although final now not least, Twysden. but, amidst all this corporation of earnest, realized, and finished males, sir Roger Twysden occupies no secondary position. Like Selden and sir Symonds D'Ewes, he was once engaged within the company of energetic political existence, in the course of the most fun and troublous interval of our background: he used to be a rustic gentleman, deeply combined up with the affairs of his county; a cautious landlord, chargeable for the behavior of a big property, and the welfare of a a number of tenantry; a justice of peace, and within the fee of oyer and terminer ; a commissioner within the topic of ejected ministers; a deputy lieutenant at a time while lieutenancy used to be particularly an army functionality, and imposed different tasks than donning an uniform at a levee; final of all, he used to be a husband, and the daddy of a various family members ; and it was once then no longer more straightforward than it now could be to supply for daughters and more youthful sons a place in keeping with the honor and dignity of the family members from which they sprung. Primo-genitura facit appanagium : yet courtiers then swallowed up employments that have in later instances been a cheerful source for the scions of influential county households; and the squire of the seven-teenth century needed to offer potential for cadets, which a extra skilful age has sought in different modes of provision than a cautious and frugal economy.

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