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THE

LIVES

OF

DR. JOHN DONNE, SIR HENRY WOTTON,

MR. RICHARD HOOKER,

MR. GEORGE HERBERT,

AND

DR. ROBERT SANDERSON.

WRITTEN BY IZAAK WALTON.

“ These were honoured men in their generations."

Ecclus. xliv. 7.

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TO

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

AND REVEREND FATHER IN GOD,

GEORGE,

LORD BISHOP OF WINCHESTER,

AND PRELATE OF THE MOST NOBLE

ORDER OF THE GARTER.

MY LORD,

I DID, some years past, present you with a plain relation of the life of Mr. Richard Hooker, that humble man, to whose memory princes, and the most learned of this nation, have paid a reverence at the mention of his name. And now, with Mr. Hooker's, I present you also the Life of that pattern of primitive piety, Mr George Herbert; and, with his, the Life of Dr. a 3

Donne,

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