Nary, Cornelius

Nary, Cornelius an Irish Roman Catholic divine noted for his scholarly attainments, was born in the county of Kildare in 1660, and was educated at Kilkenny, where he graduated in 1684 and took holy orders; he then went to Paris to continue his studies at the Irish College in the French capital, and remained there six or seven years, attaining the principalship of the institution. In 1695 he was honored with the doctorate in philosophy by the University of Cambrai, and was made preceptor of count Antrim. A little later he was appointed to one of the large churches in Dublin, and he (ied in that city March 3, 1738. Nary wielded an able pen, and wrote much in defence of his faith (1705,1728, 1730, 3 volumes). His other and more important works are, The New Testament translated, with Marginal Notes (Lond. 1705; Dublin, 1718, 8vo): — The Holy Bible, with Notes (Dublin, 1719): — A New History of the World (Dublin, 1720, fol.). For an estimate of Narv's Scripture versions, see Lewis, Hist. of Engl. Transl. pages 356-363 (8vo ed.).

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