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    Darrell, William. The Gentleman Instructed, In the Conduct of a Virtuous and Happy Life...To which is added, A Word to the Ladies... London: J. Heptinstall for E. Smith, 1716. 8vo. [-A1, blank],A8,a4,B-2O8,2P4. [22],584p. Later full morocco, front cover detaching, all edges red,old booklabel "H. Scofield Library." Early leaves with marginal dampstains, old signature on t.p. Sixth edition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
    Krown & Spellman retail: $300 Darrell, William 1651-1721, Jesuit. In 1696 he was procurator of the province in Paris. He was prefect of studies in the college at St. Omer in 1696, and subsequently filled the same office at LiŽge (1699-1700). He was also professor of casuistry at Liége, and rector of the college from 17 Nov. 1708 to 29 Jan. 1711-12. In 1712 he again became procurator of the province in Paris. He died in the college of St. Omer on 28 Feb. 1720-1.
    "His most popular work was The Gentleman Instructed in the Conduct of a Virtuous and Happy Life, the second edition of which was published in 1704. It was published with a supplement, 'A word to the ladies,' in 1708 and was in its tenth edition by 1731. According to Dodd it was 'much admired and often reprinted' (Dodd's Church History, 3.494). It was translated into French by P. de Mareuil SJ in 1728 and also into Hungarian and Italian."


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