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John Selden
(1584-1654) born on
Dec 16
English jurist, scholar. He was the leading figure in the Antiquarian Society, the center of English historical research during the 17th century.
         
   
F
In quoting of books, quote such authors as are usually read; others you may read for your own satisfaction, but not name them.

R
Idolatry is in a man's own thought, not in the opinion of another.
A
A glorious Church is like a magnificent feast; there is all the variety that may be, but every one chooses out a dish or two that he likes, and lets the rest alone.
N
They that govern the most, make least noise.
K
Humility is a virtue all preach, none practice, and yet everybody is content to hear. The master thinks it good doctrine for his servant, the laity for the clergy, and the clergy for the laity.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Table Talk," "Books, Authors," 1686.
R: In "Poor Man's College Quotations Collection," ed. Sidney Madwed, AAPEX software, 1994.
A: "Table Talk," "Church," 1686.
N: "Table Talk."
K: "Table Talk," "Humility," 1686.
   


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