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History of the Church and Manor of Wigan.

The following is a list of his published works as given by Dr. Payne, with the order and dates of their publication :—

1. Translation of Proclus de Sphœrâ. Venice, by Aldus Romanus, 1499; folio.

2. Translation of Galen, De Sanitate Tuendâ. Paris, Gulielmus Rubeus, 1517.

3.     „     „   Methodus Medendi. Paris, Desiderius Maheu, 1519.

4.     „     „   De Temperamentis et de inaequali intemperie. Cambridge, Siberch, 1521; 4to.[1]

5.     „     „   De Naturalibus Facultatibus. London, Richard Pynson, 1523; 4to.

6.     „     „   De Pulsuum Usu, &c. London, in ædibus pinsonianis sine anno; 4to.

7.     „     „   De Symptomatum Differentiis; et Causis. London, Pynson, 1524; 4to.

8. Rudimenta Grammatices. London, in ædibus pinsonianis sine anno; 4to.

9. De Emendatâ Structurâ Latini Sermonis. London, Pynson, 1524; 4to.

Of these the 2nd and 3rd were dedicated to the King, and the 4th to Pope Leo X.

The Royal College of Physicians in London was founded by Linacre within two years of his death, and endowed by him with his lands in Kent and in London. Of this College he became the first president, and his house in Knightrider Street, which he gave them, was for many years their place of assembly. He is said to have made a charitable donation to the town of

  1. This was probably the first book printed in England in which Greek type was used. It was re-produced at Cambridge in 1881, from Siberch's Cambridge edition of 1521, with an introduction by Joseph Frank Payne, M.D., Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, with a portrait of Linacre. The Aldine Edition {princeps) of Aristotle makes allusion to Linacre: "Thomas Anglicus, homo et græce et latine peritissimus præcellens que in doctrinarum omnium disciplinis." His own copy, with his autograph, is in New College, Oxford (ex inf. J. E. Bailey, Esq.).