cti,” ibid. 1630, 4to. He is extremely violent against all innovators, whose name he abominates, and under which name he includes the authors of the reformation. Eusebius
, a Greek ecclesiastic of the isle of
Corfou, went to study at Rome, but Clement VIII. sent
him to Russia to settle some disputes about religion. On
his return, he was so fortunate as to attach himself to cardinal Bovghese, a nephew of the pope, who found him
worthy of his patronage and esteem. Of his writings we
find: 1. “
De concordia ecclesiee occidentals et orientalis, in septem sacrauientorum adminjstratione,” printed
at Paris, in
Utrum detur purgatorium?”
De purgatorio igne,” ibid.
Opuscula de processione spiritds sancti,” ibid.
, or rather Bischop, under which name, perhaps, he should bave been classed, was a celebrated
, or rather Bischop, under which name, perhaps, he should bave been classed, was a celebrated printer at Basil. He was born at Weissembourg in Alsace, about the end of the fifteenth century. His acquaintance with Greek and Latin gave him very superior advantages when he began the business of printing. The famous Frobenius bestowed his daughter on him in marriage, and on his death, in 1527, Bischop went into partnership with his son Jerome. Among other spirited undertakings of this firm was an edition of the Greek fathers, which they commenced with the works of St. Basil. All writers on the subject of printing bestow high praise on the talents of Bischop, who was also much respected b/ the learned of his time. The works which came from his press were in general remarkable for correctness, neatness of type, and beauty of paper, qualities seldom to be met with together. Erasmus had so much regard for him as to leave him and his partners executors of his will. Bischop died Sept. 27, 1563, leaving a son of the same name and profession, who died two years after, in the flower of youth. They were a protestant family, and had fled from France during the persecutions.
, sieur de Chambrai, under which name he is classed in some biographical works, was a learned
, sieur de Chambrai, under which
name he is classed in some biographical works, was a
learned architect of the seventeenth century, and a native
of Chambrai. He was connected by relationship, as well
as love of the art, with Sublet des Noyers, secretary of
state and superintend ant of the buildings under Louis XIII.
About 1640, Freart was sent, with one of his brothers, to
Italy, on an important mission to the pope, and he was
also ordered to collect antiquities, &c. and engage the
ablest artists to reside in France. Among the latter he
brought Poussin to Paris. Freart died in iv76. He published a French translation of Da Vinci on painting, Paris,
1651, fol. and another of Palladia’s Architecture, Paris,
1650. Of this a fine edition was printed by Nicolas du
Bois at the Hague in 1726, with engravings by Piea*t, but
he has strangely divided the translator into two persons,
asserting that Freart published one edition of Palladio, and
the sieur de Chambrai another. But the work by which
Freart is best known is his “
Parallele de l'architecture
antique avec la rooderne,” Paris,
don, Nov. 1688, is signed S.W. A., which the French writers have interpreted Samuel Wharton, Anglus, under which name the book occurs in Haller’s “Bibliotheca Botanica,”
Botany was ever the prominent pursuit of Sherard in
all his journeys. He cultivated the friendship and correspondence of the most able men on the continent, such as
Boerhaave, Hermann, Tournefort, Vaillant, Micheli, *&c.
He is universally believed to have been the author of a
12mo volume, entitled “
Schola Botanica,” published at
Bibliotheca Botanica,” v. I.
Paradisus Batavus,” to examine his herbarium, and to compose a Prodromus of that
work, which is subjoined to the little volume now under
our consideration. All this can apply to Sherard only, who
became the editor of Hermann’s book itself, and who in Hs
preface, dated from Geneva in 1697, appears under his
own name, and speaks of himself as having long enjoyed
the friendship and the communications of that eminer>t
man, whose judgment and talents he justly commemorates,
and of whose various literary performances, as well as of his
botanical principles, he gives an account. Dr. Pulteney
cpnceives this preface to have been written during a third
tour of its author to the continent; but we presume him to
have then been with the young lord Rowland, and consequently on his second tour only.