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Michael Robinson   Link to this

Purchased Friday 24 August 1660

" ... Hence into Paul's Churchyard and bought Barkley's Argenis in Latin, and so home and to bed. ..."
http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1660/08/24/

Terry Foreman   Link to this

John Barclay: Argenis
This popular Renaissance Latin novel is an historical allegory which tells the story of the religious conflict in France under Henry III of France and Henry IV of France, and also touches on more contemporary English events...The tendency is royalist, anti-aristocratic; it is told from the angle of a king who reduces the landed aristocrats' power in the interest of the "country", the interest of which is identified with that of the king. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argenis
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The text from the Internet Archive:
John Barclay his Argenis (1628) --- Trans. by Le Grys, Robert, Sir, d. 1635 and May, Thomas, 1595-1650.
http://archive.org/details/iohnbarclayhisar00barc

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