Life of John Locke, Part 1 by H. R. Fox Bourne

By H. R. Fox Bourne

Quantity 1 of two. those volumes current a biography of the lifetime of John Locke, the English thinker. Locke spent approximately two decades constructing his empirical idea of epistemology. he's often called the daddy of English empiricism and wrote many papers in this topic, in addition to on his liberal constitutionalist rules on executive. This quantity takes the reader on a trip via Locke's existence starting in 1632 and finishing in 1684.

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But though this Lord had all the faculties of an orator, yet not having time to exercise himself in the art of writing, lle desired Mr. Loclce to draw up the relation, which he did under his Lordship's inspection, and only committed to writing what my Lord Shaftesbury did in a manner dictate to him : accordingly, you will find in it a. great many strokes wl~ichcould proceed from i~obodybut my Lord Sliaftesbury himself; and amongst others, the characters and eulogiums of such Lords as had signalised themselves in the cause of public liberty.

After supper, we retreated to the place that usually gives relief to all moderate calamities, but our beds were antidotes to sleep: I do riot complain of the hardness, but the tangible quality of what was next me, and the savour of all about made me quite forget both slippers and supper. As we had a long journey of twelve leagues to go next day, our stay was fortunately short here: we were roused before day, and all were glad to be released from the prison ; we willingly left it to the miserable souls who were to succeed us.

74 THE LIFE OF that I will not at any time endeavour the alteration of the Government either in Church or State. upon the Court, and were distinguished by the name of the Country Lords, looked upon this bill as a step the Court was making to introduce arbitrary power, and they opposed i t so vigorously, that the debate lasted five several days before i t was committed to a Committee of the whole House, and afterwards it took up sixteen or seventeen whole days, the house sitting many times till eight or nine of the clock at night, and sometimes till midnight.

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