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Hugo Grotius


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Hugo Grotius : Mare Liberum

'I am now full of study about writing something about our making of strangers strike to us at sea; and so am altogether reading Selden and Grotius and such other Authors, to that purpose.'

Century: 1600-1699     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Pepys      Print: Book


Hugo Grotius : De veritate religionis Christianae

'[having been searching for evidence of the truth of Christianity, Johnson] recollecting a Book he had once picked up in the Shop, & again thrown by, entitled De Veritate Relig: & c. he began to think himself highly culpable for neglecting such a means of Information and took himself severely to task for this Sin. The first Opportunity he had of Course he examined the Book with avidity, but finding his Scholarship insufficient for the perusal of it he set his heart at rest it sees, and considered his Conscience as lightened of a Crime'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Johnson      Print: Book


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