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Dr. Christopher Wren, Dean of Windsor, was born at East-K noyle in Wiltshire, on the 2oth day of October in the Year of our Lord 1632. His Mother was Mary Daughter and Heir of Mr. Robert Cox of Founthill in the ,same County. His first Education in Classick Learning was (by reason of a tender Health) committed to the Care of a Domestick Tutor, the Rev. William Shepheard, M. A. excepting that for some short Time before his Admission in the University, he was placed under Dr. Busby at Westminster School. In the Principles of Mathematicks,upon the early Appearance of an uncommon Genius, he was initiated by Dr. William Holder, before-mention d: some Time Sub-D ean of the Royal Chapel: Canon-R esidentiary of St. Paul sand Ely, c. (T his Gentleman was a great Virtuoso and a Person of many A ccomplishments, fam dfor his wonderful A rt, in making a young Gentleman named Alexander Popham, who was born deaf and dumb to speak: He wrote an ingenious Discourse of the Elements of Speech 1669: had good Skill in the Theoretick and Practical Parts of Musick: and published a Treatise of the Natural Grounds and Principles of Harmony, 1694: and of the ancient Greek Musick. Also a Dis Edit 3. course concerning Time, 1712, with Application of the Natural Day, Lunar Month, and Solar Year, as Natural: of such as are derived from them: as Artificial Parts of Time, for Measures in Civil and Common Use, for the better Understanding of the Julian Year and Calendar.) At the A ge of Thirteen, this young Mathematician had invented a new Astronomical I nstrument, of general Use, which (together with an Exercise in Physicis, De Ortu Fluminum, founded on some Hints, Principles suggested by his Father,) he dedicated in this Manner, REVERENDO PATRI DOMINO CHRISTOPHERO WREN, S.T.D. D.W. CHRISTOPHERUS FILIUS HOC SUUM PAN- ORGANUM ASTRONOMICUM D.D. XIIP- Calend: Novem. Kvfi 1645. Si licet, cessent
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