Farneworth, Ellis

Farneworth, Ellis an English divine, was born in the parish of Bonsall, Derbyshire, England, of which his father was rector, pursued his studies first at Chesterfield School, then at Eton, and then at Jesus College, Cambridge. In 1763 he was presented to the rectory of Carsington, in his native county, where he died in 1763. His works, which are all translations, are:

1. Life of Pope Sextus V, from the Italian of Gregorio Leti, with Preface, etc. (London, 1754, fol., and Dublin, 1778, 8vo): —

2. A Short History of the Israelites, from abbe Fleury's Les Fleurs des Israelites (Lond. 1756, 8vo; new editiaon by Adam Clarke, Lond. 1805, 12mo; republished N.Y. in 16mo): —

3. The History of the Civil Wars of France, from the Italian of Davila (1757, 2 volumes, 4to): —

4. The Works of Machiavelli, translated, with Notes, Anecdotes, and Life (1761, 2 volumes, 4to, and 1775, 4 volumes, 8vo), a work not appreciated during the life of the translator, but now commanding a high price (Disraeli, Calamities of Authors, Lond. and N.Y. 1859, page 84). See Rose, New Genesis Biog. Dict., and Allibone, Dict. of Authors, s.v. (J.W.M.)

 
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