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THE LIVES, &c.
James I. Charles I.
Dliver Cromwell and Charles II.
TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,
THE LIFE OF
HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL
James I. and Charles I.
Oliver Cromwell and Charles II.
AFTER THE MANNER OF MR. BAYLE.
ORIGINAL WRITERS AND STATE-PAPERS.
BY WILLIAM HARRIS.
A NEW EDITION,
IN FIVE VOLUMES.
PRINTED FOR F, C. AND J. RIVINGTON; T. PAYNE; WILKIE AND
ROBINSON; LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN; CADELL
LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.
Of Dr. William Harris, the writer of these Lives, few memoirs have been
preserved, and what is now laid before the reader, rests on no better authority, than that of a fugitive publication, except a few incidental notices from the Memoirs of Hollis.
Dr. Harris was the son of a tradesman at Salisbury, who probably was a dissenter. He was born in that city in 1720, and received his education at an academy kept at Taunton by Messrs. Grove and Amory, men of learning and note, as dissenting teachers. An early love of books and a thirst for knowledge, rendered application easy and