The art of contentment by the author of The whole duty of man, &c.


The art of contentment by the author of The whole duty of man, &c.


Allestree, Richard, 1619-1681.



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"No absolute certainty has yet been reached regarding the authorship of The whole duty of man, and other treatises by the same author. The preponderance of opinion, however, is heavily in favour of Dr. Allestree". Cf. Halkett & Laing (2nd ed.) Third impression. "The differences between these three issues [i.e., 3043, 3044, 3045] are only in spacing or to a small extent in spelling: not in text at all. But whereas an engraving of the Sheldonian with twelve pinnacles only on the boundary wall runs through the first and second impressions, it is changed to one with sixteen pinnacles in some copies of the third"--Madan 3045. Reproduction of original in Huntington Library.


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  • EEBO-CITATION: 18138316
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