Francis Osborne, an English writer of considerable abilities and popularity, was the author of “Advice to a Son,” in two parts, Oxford, 1656-8, 8vo. He died in 1659. He is the same person mentioned as “My Father Osborne,” October 19th, 1661. — B.
This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.