E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
More, Sir Thomas
(b. London, 1478; d. London, July 6th, 1535). The Sergeant and the Frere; Utopia (in Latin, first ed. 1516); The Supplycacyon of Soulys against the Supplycacyon of Beggars; A Dyalogue of Syr Thomas More, Knyghte, wherein he treatyd divers matters, as of the Veneration and Worshyp of Ymages and Relyques, praying to Sayntys, and goyng on Pylgrymage, wyth many othere thyngs touchying the pestylent Sect of Luther and Tyndale, by the tone bygone in Saxony, and by the tother labourd to be brought into England (1529), The Confutacyon of Tyndales Answere (1532); The Second Parte of ditto (1533); The Debellacyon of Salem and Bizance (1533); The Apologye of Syr Thomas More, Knyghte (1533), A Letter Impugnynge the erronyouse wrytyng of John Fryth against the Blessed Sacrament of the Aultare (1533); The Answer to the First Part of the Poysoned Booke whyche a nameless Heretike (John Frith) hath named the Supper of the Lord (1534); Utopia: written in Latine, by Syr Thomas More, Knyghte, and translated into Englishe by Raphe Robynson (1551); A Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation (1553); A Treatise to receave the Blessed Body of our Lord Sacramentally and Virtually both (1572); The Historie of the pittiful Life and unfortunate Death of King Edward V. and the Duke of York, his brother, with the Troublesome and Tyrannical Government of the Usurpation of Richard III. and his Miserable End; and The Book of the Fayre Gentlewoman, Lady Fortune. The English works of Sir Thomas More were published in 1557, the Latin works in 1565 and 1566. The following are the Biographical Authorities:The Life and Death of Sir Thomas More, by his grandson, Cresacre More (1626); Life, by his son-in-law, W. Roper (third edition, 1626), Tho. Mori Vita et Exitus, by J. Hoddesdon (1652), Tomaso Moro, Grand Cancellario dInghilterra (1675); Vita Thomæ Mori, by Stapleton (1689); Life of Sir Thomas More, by Ferdinando Warner (1758); Memoirs of Sir Thomas More, by Cayley (1808); Thomas Morus, Lord Chancelier du Royaume dAngleterre (1833); Life of Sir Thomas More, by Emily Taylor (1834); Life of Sir Thomas More, by Sir James Mackintosh (1844); The Household of Sir Thomas More (1851); Life, by T. E. Bridgett (1891); Life of Sir Thomas More, in Wordsworths Ecclesiastical Biography; Lord Campbells Lives of the Lord Chancellors. Facsimile of first edition of Utopia, by Arber.