Junius, Francis

Junius, Francis son of the following, was born at Heidelberg, 1589. In early life he studied mathematics, but finally turned his attention to literature and theology. After finishing his studies he went to France to visit his parents. In 1620 he came over to England, and was received into the house of the earl of Arundel, where he lived as his librarian for thirty years. In 1650 he returned to the Continent, in order to pass some time in the bosom of his family. For two years he lived in Friesland, in a district where the ancient Saxon tongue was preserved, that he might study the language. In 1675 he returned to England, and in 1676 went to Oxford, whence he retired to Windsor, to his nephew saad Vossius; and died there Nov. 19 1677. He was a very learned philologian, as is evinced by his writings, — which are De pictura Veterum, libri 3 (Amsterdam, 1637, 4to): — Observationes in Willerami Paraphrasim Franicicam Cantici Canticorum (Amsterdam. 1655, 8vo): — Annotationes in harmoniam Latino-francicam quatuor Evangelistarum Latine a Tatian. confectam (Amsterd. 1655, 8vo): — Quatuor D.N.J.C. Evangeliorum Versiones perantiquoe duoe, Gothica scilicet et Anglo-saxonica, etc.; Accedit et glossarium Gothicum: cui proemittitur alphabetum Gothicum, Runicum, Anglo-saxonicum, etc. (Dordrechti, 1655, 4to): — Coedemonis Paraphrasis poetica Geneseos (Amsterdam, 1655, 4to). His Etymologicum Anglicanum was edited by Edward Lye, Oxford, 1743, folio. — Kitto, Cyclop. Bibl. Lit. 1, 697.

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