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The Reformed Librarie-Keeper (1650)

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Author: John Dury
Published: 1650
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,281 / 40 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40.9
LoC Category: Z
Downloads: 221
Added to site: 2005.03.01
mnybks.net#: 9866
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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especially the second letter, seems to transcend any specific occasion. Moreover, Hartlib, Dury's longtime friend and associate in millenarian causes and the recipient and editor of these letters, claims that they and the other, disparate works he selected for the volume are all "_fruits of som of my Solicitations and Negotiations for the advancement of Learning_" and as such "_are but preparatives towards that perfection which wee may exspect by the advancement of the Kingdom of Christ, wherein the Communion of Saints, by the graces of the Spirit, will swallow up all these poor Rudiments of knowledg, which wee now grope after by so manie helps_" (sig. A2r-v).

There is, in fact, no way of knowing with certainty if Dury's motives were "impure," especially since the exact date of the tract cannot be determined, no entry existing for it in the Stationers' Register. According to one of Dury's biographers, but with no reference to source, the pamphlet was printed by William Dugard "shortly after" the latter's r

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