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By John Locke, Mario Montuori

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Limborch's variation and Popple's translation, as on if it is real that Popple translated the Epistola into English 'a l'insu de Mr Locke', and accordingly no matter if Locke used to be wrong or right in asserting that the interpretation used to be made 'without my privity'. lengthy study into files hitherto unpublished, or little recognized, or badly used, has persuaded me that Locke not just knew that Popple had undertaken to translate the Gouda Latin textual content, but in addition that Locke Popple's paintings very heavily, or even that the second one English version of 1690 used to be edited by way of Locke himself. In those situations it doesn't appear attainable to talk of an unique textual content, that during Latin, and an English translation; fairly they're assorted types of Locke's strategies on Toleration. The accusations of unreliability levelled at Popple as a result fall to the floor, and the Latin and English texts gather equivalent rights to our belief, when you consider that they either deserve an analogous position between Locke's works. hence the expression 'without my privity', which a few humans had visible as revealing an innate weak point in Locke's ethical personality, reacquires its distinctive that means: attesting to Locke's profound modesty and integrity.

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But also for the coordinate causal conjunctions nam, enim etc. It is sufficient to open at random his Two Treatises of Government to see how Locke himself uses and abuses but in all these meanings. On the other hand nobody can pretend that a translation should be a close copy of the original, and after all, as long as the intention of the author is not altered we cannot deny a minimum of liberty to the translator car on ne peut pas s'en passer, as observed Coste: an accurate though inelegant translator of Locke.

The first will but palliate, the second increase our evil. * Nor, thouBh this has indeed been much talked of, I doubt it has not been much understood; I am sure not at all practised, either by our BOIIernors towards the people in Beneral, or by any dissentinB parties of the people towards one another. I cannot, therefore, but hope that this Discourse, which treats of that subject, however briefly, yet more exactly than any we have yet seen, demonstratinB * Hi, LW: ABSOLUTE ••• OF. 3 To the Reader both the equitableness and practicableness of the thina, will be esteemed hiahly seasonable by all men that [11 have souls larae enouah to prefer the true interest of the public before that ofa party.

But John Churchill, Awnsham Churchill's heir, with whom his name had been connected since the time of the printing of the Second Letter concerninB Toleration, quoted the passage concerning the three letters on toleration in these terms in the Preface to his 1st Collected Edition of Locke's Works published in 1714: 'I do hereby further give to the public Library of the University of Oxford, these following books; that is to say: Three Letters concerninB Toleration; Two Treatises of Government .

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