CarrièrEs, lOuis dE

Carrières, Louis De, born at Cluvile, near Angers, in 1662, was first a soldier, but in 1689 entered the congregation of the Oratory. He died at Paris June 11, 1717. He is chiefly known by his Commentaire litteral, or "Literal Commentary" on the whole Bible, which is so managed that his comments are introduced into the text (translated) in italic characters. They are for the most part in the words of holy Scripture itself, which is thus made to be its own interpreter. This work, which was carried through at the request of Bossuet, was completed in twenty-four 12mo volumes (1701 to 1716). It has since gone through many editions, and is much used. It is the only French version authorized in Italy. — Biographie Universelle, 7:219.

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