Rymer, Thomas

   Archæologist and critic, ed. at Camb., became a barrister at Gray's Inn. He pub. in 1678 Tragedies of the last Age Considered, in which he passed judgments, very unfavourable, upon their authors, including Shakespeare. He was of much more use as the collector of English treaties, which he pub. under the title of Fædera, in 20 vols., the last 5 of which were ed. after his death by R. Sanderson (q.v.). R. also pub. poems and a play, Edgar. He held the office of historiographer to William III. His learning and industry have received the recognition of many subsequent historians.

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  • Rymer, Thomas — born 1643?, near Northallerton, Yorkshire, Eng. died Dec. 14, 1713, London English critic. Though called to the bar in 1673, Rymer almost immediately turned to literary criticism. He is known for introducing into England the principles of French… …   Universalium

  • Rymer, Thomas — (1643?, cerca de Northallerton, Yorkshire, Inglaterra–14 dic. 1713, Londres). Crítico inglés. Aunque se recibió de abogado en 1673, Rymer se dedicó casi de inmediato a la crítica literaria británica. Se lo conoce por haber introducido en… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • RYMER, THOMAS —    the learned editor of the Foedera, an invaluable collection of historical documents dealing with England s relations with foreign powers, born at Northallerton; was a Cambridge man and a barrister; turned to literature and wrote much both in… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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  • Thomas the Rhymer — Not to be confused with Thomas Rymer, a 17th century English historian. Thomas Learmont (c. 1220 [ [http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?ItemID=WE54 SID= iPin=EML0198 SingleRecord=True Facts On File Online Databases ] ] – c. 1298; [… …   Wikipedia

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  • Thomas Rymer — (vers 1643 1713) fut un historien anglais. Né dans Yorkshire, il fut nommé historiographe de la couronne en 1692, et fit d immenses recherches dans les archives de la Tour de Londres. Il en tira un recueil de pièces en 16 volumes appelé Foedera,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rymer — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Józef Rymer (1882–1922), polnischer Politiker Thomas Rymer (1641–1713), englischer Literaturkritiker Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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