Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Sherwood, Robert

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SHERWOOD, ROBERT (fl. 1632), lexicographer, born in Norfolk, entered Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, on 4 July 1622, and graduated B.A. in 1626. He subsequently removed to London, where he set up a school in St. Sepulchre's churchyard. He possessed an intimate knowledge of the French language, which he utilised in 1622 by writing a French-English dictionary to be appended to the new edition of the English-French dictionary of Randle Cotgrave [q. v.] Sherwood also published ‘The French Tutour,’ London, 1634, 8vo. It is asserted that he translated John Bede's ‘Right and Prerogative of Kings’ from the French in 1612, but the date of publication appears to be rather too early to warrant the ascription of the book to him.

[Notes and Queries, 3rd ser. iii. 167; Cole's Athenæ Cantabrigienses in Add. MS. 5880.]

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