Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Dymocke, James

DYMOCKE, JAMES (d. 1718?), catholic divine, took priest's orders abroad and returned to England upon the mission. Afterwards he became prior of St. Arnoul, near Chartres in France, and obtained another small benefice in that country. Dodd, who describes him as a ‘person of great reading and curiosity,’ says he was alive in 1718, being then very old. His works are: 1. ‘Le Vice ridiculé et la Vertu louée,’ Louvain, 1671, 12mo, dedicated ‘à mes seigneurs de Norfolck et d'Arundell et à moy-mesme aussy.’ 2. ‘The Great Sacrifice of the New Law, expounded by the Figures of the Old,’ 1676, 18mo; 8th edit. corrected, London, 1687, 12mo. 3. A geographical history, 8vo. 4. A miscellaneous dictionary, 4to, manuscript.

[Dodd's Ch. Hist. iii. 481; Gillow's Bibl. Dict. ii. 149; Cat. of Printed Books in Brit. Mus.]

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