Sentence Examples

  • GILBERT BURNET (1643-1715), English bishop and historian, was born in Edinburgh on the 18th of September 1643, of an ancient and distinguished Scottish house.
  • He was the youngest son of Robert Burnet (1592-1661), who at the Restoration became a lord of session with the title of Lord Crimond.
  • At Rotterdam he was a confidant of political exiles, including Burnet and the famous earl of Peterborough, and he became known to William, prince of Orange.
  • He was followed by Thomas Burnet and Dean Sherlock.
  • Fuller, Burnet and Colliers histories of the church and Reformation.

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