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Clark, Andrew, ed., Brief Lives, chiefly of Contemporaries, set down by John Aubrey, between the Years 1669 & 1696, Vol. II. (I - Y) (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1898).

page 297

James Whitney (1593 - 166-)

  • Parson Whitney was a great nomenclator of Oxford men, being an old fellow there; and were he alive now would be 81.
    • My old cosen, parson Whitney, told me that in the visitation of Oxon in Edward VI's time they burned mathematical bookes for conjuring bookes, and, if the Greeke professor had not accidentally come along, the Greeke testament had been thrown into the fire for a conjuring booke too.

Transcribed by: Adrian Benjamin Burke, Esq.


Copyright © 2007, 2008, Adrian Benjamin Burke, Esq., and the Whitney Research Group.

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