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CHARACTERS difpofed in different CLASSES, and
An ESSAY towards reducing our BIOGRAPHY to SYSTEM,
Variety of ANECDOTES, and MEMOIRS of a great Number of PERSons,
With a PREFACE, fhewing the Utility of a Collection of ENGRAVED PORTRAITS
By the Rev. J. GRANGER, Vicar of Shiplake, in Oxfordshire.
Printed for T. DAVIES, in Ruffel-Street, Covent-Garden. 1769.
MEN of GENIUS and LEARNING.
R. SCARBOROUGH; Vandergucht fc. In the oc-
Sir Charles Scarborough, first physician to Charles II. Knighted James II. and William III. was, by his ftrong and lively 15 Aug. parts, uncommon learning, and extenfive practice, eminently qualified for that honourable station. He was one of the greatest mathematicians of his time. Mr. Oughtred informs us, that his memory was tenacious to an incredible degree; that he could recite in order all the propofitions of Euclid, Archimedes, and other ancient mathematicians, and apply them on every occafion *. He
* Preface to the third edition of the "Clavis Mathematica." VOL. II. Part 2.