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for that office (though it is probable I had) yet I cannot be positive in it: sure I am, that upon my application to him he promised readily, and as near as I can remember, in these very words, •* that he would help me to it ; " without intimating in the least that I asked him a thing which was out of his power.'

P. 182, 1. 22. It had been more to the purpose, tffr. Bennet replied in the Appendix to the Short Account {j^. 126) that Gibson was * corrector of a press, [who] could allow no part of his days from that laborious service ; and which is more, Dr Bentley knew it too; for it was what I then urged to him to excuse the collator's delay, and to procure a further term ; and it was so much insisted upon by me at that time, that I cannot think it possible for the Doctor to have forgotten it.'

P. 184, 1. 6. for at that time I lived, see note on p. 1 24,

1.23.

P. 185, 1. 21. a great person, Robert Boyle, founder of the

Boyle Lectures. Cf. S. i. pp. 331-4.

P. 187, 1. 2. his buffoonery upon the learned Dr Lister. King's Journey to London (see note on p. 123, I. 14) was a travesty upon Martin Lister's Journey to Paris in the year i6g8-

P. 188, 1. 12. To account, then, 'i^c. Bennet's reply to the charge made here by Bentley is to be found in the Appendix to the Short Account (pp. 1 14-8). Bentley's reply to Bennet's defence is in Whateley's Ansiver to a late Book •written against . . . Dr Bentley . . . /6gg (pp- 199-207).

P. 191, 1. ^. prolling, proll is an older form oi proivl. Cf. Chaucer: The Chanouns Temanncs Tale (859): 'Though ye prolle ay, ye shul it never finde. '

P. 191, 1, 13. English Polyglot, the Biblia Sacra Polyglotta,

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