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Hare Francis; The Works of Dr. Francis Hare

SKU: Hare Francis AB0310112 $49.00
The Works of the late Right Reverend and Learned Dr. Francis Hare Lord Bishop of Chichester Vol. III only from a set of 4 volumes. Printed by E. Owen in Amen-Corner London in 1746. Ex Libris. Contents: Management of the War in a letter to a Tory-Member 2nd letter as above Negotiations for a Treaty of Peace in 1709 Negotiations for a Treaty of Peace at the Hague The Barrier-Treaty Vindicated The Barrier-Treaty between Her Majesty and the States-General. Full brown leather front board with inlaid contrasting panel. Leather loss along hinges front and back. Six compartment spine with crack through the leather running the length of the spine extensive leather loss. Leather loss at head and foot. 422 cream to light tan pages without foxing spotting tears or loss. There are chips missing from page edges randomly. Volume measures: 13 cm. x 20 cm. (12mo). Francis Hare (1671 1740) was an English churchman and classical scholar bishop of St. Asaph from 1727 and bishop of Chichester from 1731. He was the son of Richard Hare of Leigh Essex. His mother his father trades second wife was Sarah daughter of Thomas Naylor. He was educated at Eton College and admitted in 1688 to King trades College Cambridge. He graduated B.A. in 1692 M.A. in 1696 and D.D. in 1708. At Cambridge he was tutor of Robert Walpole and the Marquis of Blandford son of John Churchill 1st Duke of Marlborough who died in his college on 20 February 1703. In 1704 Hare was appointed chaplain-general to the army in Flanders. He described the campaign of 1704 in a series of letters to his cousin George Naylor of Herstmonceux Castle and in a journal preserved by William Coxe. In 1710 he again joined the camp at Douai. Hare received a royal chaplaincy under Queen Anne and he was elected felloe of Eton in October 1712. He was rector of Barnes Surrey 1713 to 1723 and held a prebend in St. Paul trades Cathedral from 1707 till his death. In 1715 he was appointed dean of Worcester and in1722 Henry Pelham younger brother of his sister-in-law Lady Grace Naylor being two of the children of Thomas Pelham 1st Baron Pelham made him usher to the exchequer. In October 1726 he exchanged Worchester for the deanery of St. Paul trades which he held till his death and on 19 December 1727 was consecrated bishop of St. Asaph. He has been dismissed from his chaplaincy about 1718 in consequence of his share in the Bangorian controversy when he joined the assailants of Bishop Benjamin Hoadly. On the accession of George II he was in favour with Queen Caroline of Ansbach. She intended him for the see of Bath and Wells but the ministry was against giving the best preferments to newly consecrated bishops. Hare trades fame as a preacher at this time is shown by a complimentary allision in the Dunciad.In 1731 Hare was translated from the see of St. Asaph to that of Chichester. In 1736 Sir Robert Walpole godfather of his son Robert proposed him as successor to Archbishop William Wake then rapidly failing. But Hare had recently opposed the government in some measures for the relief of dissenters: and John Hervey 2nd Baron Hervey who had encountered him on that occasion lobbied successfully against the appointment pointing out truly that the sharp-tongued and isolated Hare was unpopular. On April 26 1740 Hare died at the Vatche and was buried in a mausoleum which he had built for his family adjoining the nearby church of Chalfont St. Giles.