, a canon regular of St. Genevieve, and chancellor of the university
, a canon regular of St. Genevieve,
and chancellor of the university of Paris, was born in 1692,
and died at Paris in 1764. He joined his order early in
life, and became distinguished for his knowledge and researches in civil and ecclesiastical history, and his numerous works afford a considerable proof of his industry.
The principal are, 1. “
Vindicise librorum deutero-canonicorum veteris Testamenti,”
Histoire generate cTAllemagne,”
1752, 2 vols. 12mo. 4.” Examen des defauts theologiques," Amst. 1744, 2 vols. 12mo. He also wrote notes to
the edition of Bernard Van Espen’s works, 1753, 4 vols.
fdrio; and about the time of his death had made some
progress in a history of the courts of justice, of which he had
published a prospectus in 1755.
, a French historian of some credit, was born at Paris in 16*7. He took the habit of a canon regular of St. Gdnevieve, and was sent to regulate the
, a French historian of some
credit, was born at Paris in 16*7. He took the habit of a
canon regular of St. Gdnevieve, and was sent to regulate the
chapter of Usez, where he was made provost. This office
he resigned in favour of the abbe Poncet, who was afterwards bishop of Angers. Some time after, he was made
archdeacon of Usez, and died in that city Aug. 30, 1724,
at the age of 78. Marsollier published several histories,
which are still read by his countrymen with some pleasure:
the style, though occasionally debased by low and familiar
expressions, being in general rather lively and flowing.
There are extant by him, 1. “
A History of Cardinal Ximenes,” in
of Henry VII. King of England,” reprinted in 1727, in
2 vols. 12mo. Some consider this as the master-piece of
the author. 3. “
The History of the Inquisition and its
Life of St. Francis de Sales,” 2
vols. 12mo. 5. “
The Life of Madame de Chantal,” 2 vols.
12mo. 6. “
The Life of Dom Ranqe, abbe and reformer
of La Trappe,”
many Duties of Life,”
The History of Henry de la Tour d'Auvergne, duke of Bouillon,” 3 vols. 12mo. Not much
esteemed. 9. “
An Apology for Erasmus,” 12mo; whose
catholic orthodoxy the author undertakes to prove from
passages in his works. 10. “
A History of Tenths, and
other temporal Goods of the Church,” Paris,
ing the reign of David II. king of Scotland, which commenced in 1309, and terminated in 1370. He was a canon regular of St. Andrew’s, and prior of the monastery of
, an ancient Scottish chronicler, was most probably born during the reign of
David II. king of Scotland, which commenced in 1309,
and terminated in 1370. He was a canon regular of St.
Andrew’s, and prior of the monastery of St. Serf, situated
in the inch or island of Lochleven in the county of Kinross.
In the chartulary of the priory of St. Andrew’s, there are
several public instruments of Andrevr Wynton as prior of
Lochleven, dated between the years 1395 and 1413. He
was therefore contemporary with Barboiir; to whose merit
he has on various occasions paid a due tribute of applause.
Orygynale Cronykil of Scotland”' was undertaken
at the request of sir John Wemyss, the ancestor of the
present noble family of that name. Wynton’s life must
have been prolonged at least till 1420, for he mentions
the death of Robert, duke of Albany, which happened in
the course of that year.