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A Letter Concerning Toleration: Latin and English Texts by John Locke, Mario Montuori

By John Locke, Mario Montuori

Limborch's variation and Popple's translation, as on if it is precise that Popple translated the Epistola into English 'a l'insu de Mr Locke', and hence even if Locke used to be wrong or right in asserting that the interpretation used to be made 'without my privity'. lengthy learn into files hitherto unpublished, or little identified, or badly used, has persuaded me that Locke not just knew that Popple had undertaken to translate the Gouda Latin textual content, but in addition that Locke Popple's paintings very heavily, or even that the second one English variation of 1690 was once edited through Locke himself. In those conditions it doesn't appear attainable to talk of an unique textual content, that during Latin, and an English translation; particularly they're various types of Locke's options on Toleration. The accusations of unreliability levelled at Popple consequently fall to the floor, and the Latin and English texts gather equivalent rights to our belief, when you consider that they either deserve an analogous position between Locke's works. accordingly the expression 'without my privity', which a couple of humans had noticeable as revealing an innate weak point in Locke's ethical personality, reacquires its specific that means: attesting to Locke's profound modesty and integrity.

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3] This view is mistaken. Volume XV appeared after Popple's translation, and Le Clerc made it clear that he already knew about this translation: 'Ce livre,' writes Le Clerc, 'a si fort plu en Angleterre, et ici, qu'on l'a traduit d'abord en anglais et en flamand. ' [4] One must therefore reject the view that Popple was referring to Le Clerc's abridgment. If anything it was Popple's preface which led Le Clerc into error. As we [1] The Posthumous Works of Mr. John Locke, London, printed by W. B.

Cui tamen, si vi et armis convertendi essent infideles, si armata milite ab erroribus revocandi caecutientes,[21 vel obstinati mortales, paratior erat caelestium legionum exercitus, r2l LG: excutientes 12 A Letter concerninB Toleration as are unbecoming the name of a Christian, let such a one talk never [6] so much of the church, he plainly demonstrates by his actions that it is another kingdom he aims at, and not the advancement of the kingdom of God. That any man should think fit to cause another man, whose salvation he heartily desires, to expire in torments, and that even in an unconverted state, would, I confess, seem very strange to me, and, I think, to any other also.

Amsterdam 1734. dIn in Bd [ ... J]. Locke. Een Brief AanBaande VerdraaBzaamheit. Uit het Latijn vert. 2° dr. Nor is the Dutch translation of the Epistola, presented in the edition of 1774, more than a reprint of the one published in 1724,[41 as appeared from a confrontation of the texts. We have already seen that the translation of the VerzamelinB of 1724, contrary to the statements of the Editor, is not the [1] ULA. 597. G. 15. De Vryheid van Godsdienst etc. ' [31 KBsG. 3Il7 G. 25. [4] Bayle, Dictionnaire, art.

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