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Excerpt from Memoir of Kenelm Henry DigbyKenelm Digby took no part in public affairs- his history is that of his writings and private life. My motive in composing the present Memoir, with the approval of his descendants, is to direct the attentionMoreExcerpt from Memoir of Kenelm Henry DigbyKenelm Digby took no part in public affairs- his history is that of his writings and private life. My motive in composing the present Memoir, with the approval of his descendants, is to direct the attention of, at least, a few readers, to the never well-known, and now almost forgotten works of this Author, to whom I myself owe so much that my own labour is payment of a debt of gratitude. A record of his life is, I think, the easiest and pleasantest method of so doing.I must warn readers who expect to find in a Memoir a number of letters written by its subject, that in this case they will hardly find one. Most letters written by men in private life who died, like Digby, near forty years ago have been lost or destroyed, or are put away in unreachable places, and it seems to be so in his case- at any rate I have not been able to discover any. It matters little, I think, because Kenelm Digby infused into his works a large amount of autobiography. One can reconstruct from them his childhood, and boyhood, and University days, and friendships, and the joys and sorrows of his family life.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.