1814 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Kenelm Digby

George Dyer, in History of the University and Colleges of Cambridge (1814) 2:246-47.



Sir Kenelm Digby was a friend of Descartes, a great admirer of his Philosophy, and author of a work entitled, Theoria Analytica viam ad Monarchiam Scientiarum demonstrans; of two Books in Refutation of Peter Ramus's Method, and two on the Art of Swimming: these two last are also in Latin. He published, in English, a Dissuasive from taking away the Goods and Livings of the Church. He died, on his birth-day, in 1665.