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IN RETIREMENT: WORK AS AN AUTHOR [1691–1696].
The second edition of ' An Essay concerning Human Understanding'-
correspondence with Molyneux thereon—the third edition of the
Essay'-its translation into Latin-Wynne's abridgment of it—'An
The Reasonableness of Christianity as delivered in the Scriptures'-
Locke's view of a reasonable Christianity-Adam's fall; death and
original sin ;” the redemption by Christ; the nature of Christ's
the censorship of the press-political changes— Old England's Legal
Constitution '--share in the reform of the currency and the new
coinage-'Further Considerations concerning Raising the Value of
Money '--the re-coinage bill and its issue-tracts and correspondence
on the subject
Occupations as commissioner of appeals .
The commission of trade and plantations--Locke's appointment as a
member of it, his share in its duties--his proposed resignation-his
efforts and proposals to encourage the linen manufacture in Ireland
-other work-his scheme for reform of the poor laws-his resigna-
An offer of fresh employment and its issue-political changes—A
Letter,' in satirical verse, on Somers's dismissal from the lord chan-
CONTROVERSY : LATER WRITINGS [1696—1700).
Locke's share in the trinitarian controversy.-Bury's 'Naked Gospel' and
the unitarian tracts-Edwards's attacks on Locke and his ‘Second
Locke's miscellaneous occupations and correspondence between 1696 and
1700—his cousin, Peter King-Rebecca Collier, the quaker preacher
Retirement at Oates-illness in 1700 and the following winter-a new
year's letter to Thoynard-Locke's interest in political affairs--advice
William the Third's last parliament and the war of the Spanish succession
-medical advice to Limborch— Benjamin Furly and his son Arent-.
Review of Locke's work and character-his achievements in philosophy
and other studies-his services in practical affairs-his temper and
bearing among his friends—the grace and versatility of his disposi-
tion-his humour-his charity-his hot temper-his trustworthiness
-his personal habits-his reading and mode of study.
Locke's will—his increasing illness-visits from Peter King, Anthony
Collins, and others—his new carriage-last letters to Limborch,
THE LIFE OF JOHN LOCKE.
RESIDENCE IN HOLLAND.
[1683-1689.) OCKE was in his fifty-second year when he went into
voluntary exile in Holland. In 1660, when he was twenty-seven, the presbyterian tyranny of the dying Commonwealth had not weakened his love of liberty, but had crushed his hopes of seeing it secured by the methods with which in his youth he must have been taught to sympathise. “I find,” he had then written, “that a general freedom is but a general bondage, that the popular assertors of public liberty are the greatest engrossers of it too. I therefore cannot but entertain the approaches of a calm with the greatest joy and satisfaction; and this, methinks, obliges me, both in duty and gratitude, to endeavour the continuance of such a blessing by disposing men's minds to obedience to that government which has brought with it the quiet settlement which even our giddy folly had put beyond the reach, not only of our contrivance, but hopes.” Not then, or for some time afterwards, making politics his special business, but resolving to be a student of philosophy and science-believing that he could best do