BRIEFE NOTES ON
A Copy of a letter written by MR GEORGE
HERBERT to his friend the Translator of this
MY deare and deserving Brother, your Valdesso I now
returne with many thanks, and some notes, in which
perhaps you will discover some care, which I forbare not
in the midst of my griefes; First for your sake, because I
Secondly for the Authors sake, whom I conceive to have been
a true servant of God; and to such, and all that is theirs,
I owe diligence; Thirdly for the Churches sake, to whom
by Printing it I would have you consecrate it. You owe
| would doe nothing negligently that you commit unto mee;||5|
(as he sent the fish with mony to S. Peter,) to discharge it:
happily also with this (as his thoughts are fruitfull) intending
the honour of his servant the Author, who being obscured
in his own country he would have to flourish in this land of
|the Church a debt, and God hath put this into your hands||10|
true, there are some things which I like not in him, as my
fragments will expresse, when you read them; neverthelesse
I wish you by all meanes to publish it, for these three
eminent things observable therein: First, that God in the
| light, and region of the Gospell, among his chosen. It is||15|
and expresse so clearely and excellently the intent of the
Gospell in the acceptation of Christs righteousnesse (as he
| midst of Popery should open the eyes of one to understand||20|
From The Hundred and Ten Considerations of Signior Iohn Valdesso. Written
in Spanish, Brought out of Italy by Vergerius, and first set forth in Italian at
Basil by Coelius Secundus Curio, Anno 1550. And now translated out of the
Italian Copy into English, with notes. Oxford, Printed by Leonard Lichfield,
Printer to the Vniversity, 1638, Anather edn entitled Divine Considerations. Cambridge, 1646. Herbert's Letter, but not his Notes, is printed in Herbert's
Remains, 1652, and in Walton's Lives, 1670 and 1675. Heading of Letter in 1646:
Mr. George Herbert to N.F. the Translatour of this Book. 3 forbare] forbear 1652 1670 1675 21 clearly, 1638
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Book title: The Works of George Herbert.
Contributors: F. E. Hutchinson - Editor, George Herbert - Translator.
Publisher: Clarendon Press.
Place of publication: Oxford.
Publication year: 1941.
Page number: 304.
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