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THE

Lives

OF

DR. EDWARD POCOCK,

THE CELEBRATED ORIENTALIST,

BY DR. TWELLS;

OF

DR. ZACHARY PEARCE,

BISHOP OF ROCHESTER,

AND OF

DR. THOMAS NEWTON,

BISHOP OF BRISTOL,

BY THEMSELVES;

AND OF THR

REV. PHILIP SKELTON,

BY MR. BURDY.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

London:
PRINTED FOR F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON,

NO. 62, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD;
By R. and R. Gilbert, St. John's Square, Clerkenwelt.

1

PREFACE.

THE republication of the Lives contained in these volumes will, it is hoped, be deemed an acceptable service to those who may not be in possession of the works to which they have been hitherto attached; or who may be desirous to increase their stores of literary history by having them presented in a form more oasily accessible than the original. They are principally valuable as belonging to that species of Biography, called the minute, which we cannot expect to find in Biographical Collections, important as the latter are; and of their importance, no man can be more sensible than the writer of the present article.

It has been often complained that the authors of some lately published lives have be

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