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 20 years constructing his empirical conception 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 principles on executive. This quantity takes the reader on a trip via Locke's lifestyles starting in 1632 and finishing in 1684.

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A Oxford, Feb. " The following letter from Locke to his friend Rlr. Strachy, describing the disaster at Chatham, when the Dutch fleet sailed into the Medway, may not be uninteresting ; it was in all probability written during his residence with Lord Shaftesbury in London. " SIR, June 15, 67. 6( I believe report hath increased the ill news we have here ; therefore, to ahate what possibly fear may have rumoured, 1 send you what is vouched here for nearest the truth. The Dutch have burned seven of our ships in Chatham, viz.

I have seen all the letters to my Lord Arlington since your arrival in Holland, and because I find you sometimes divided in your opinion betwixt what seems good to you for my aEairs in the various emergencies and appearances there, and what my instructions direct you, that you may not err in the future, I have thought fit to send you my last mind upon the hinge of the whole negotiation, and in my owxi hand, that you may likewise know it is your part to obey punctually my orders, instead of putting yourself to the trouble of finding reasons why you do not do so, as I find ill your last of the 12th currellt.

Orie league from hence, we came to Pont St. Esprit, a bridge over the Rhone, on eighteen great arches, 1100 of my steps; the ascent to the top one hundred and twenty steps, over six lesser arches on the east side : they reckon twenty-seven arches in all, besides a little one between each of the eighteen great arches. The bridge is very narrow, paved with little square stones very regularly placed ; at the end of it, on the west side, is the town of St. Esprit, and a citadel ; in it we saw some soldiers, and a few unmounted small brass guns.

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