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John Selden (1584–1654)

Selden, John. A celebrated English jurist; born at Salvington in Surrey, 1584; died at London, Nov. 30, 1654. He wrote many learned treatises on law—municipal, international, natural, etc.,—and on the legislation of the ancient Hebrews; but he is best remembered for his ‘Table Talk,’ recorded by his secretary, Richard Milward: of it Coleridge declares that it contains “more weighty bullion sense” than he could find in the same number of pages of any uninspired writer. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).