See also:English writer on medical, religious and classical subjects, was
See also:born on the 25th of May 1764 at
See also:Essex . After attending a school at
See also:Romsey kept by his
See also:father, the Rev .
See also:Good, who was a
See also:minister, he was, at about the age of fifteen, apprenticed to a surgeon-apothecary at
See also:Gosport . In 1783 he went to
See also:London to prosecute his medical studies, and in the autumn of 1784 he began to practise as a surgeon at Sudbury in
See also:Suffolk . In 1793 he removed to London, where he entered into
See also:partnership with a surgeon and apothecary . But the partnership was soon dissolved, and to increase his income he began to devote
See also:attention to
See also:literary pursuits . Besides contributing both in
See also:prose and
See also:verse to the
See also:Analytical and Critical Reviews and the
See also:British and Monthly Magazines, and other
See also:periodicals, he wrote a large number of
See also:relating chiefly to medical and religious subjects . In 1794 he .became a member of the British Pharmaceutical Society, and in that connexion, and especially by the publication of his
See also:work, A
See also:History of
See also:Medicine (1795), he did much to effect a greatly needed reform in the profession of the apothecary . In 182o he took the diploma of M.D. at Marischal
See also:Aberdeen . He died at Shepperton, Middlesex, on the 2nd of
See also:January 1827 . Good was not only well versed in classical literature, but was acquainted with the
See also:languages, and also with Persian, Arabic and
See also:Hebrew . His prose works display wide erudition; but their
See also:style is dull and tedious .
See also:poetry never rises above pleasant and well-versified
See also:commonplace . His
See also:translation of Lucretius, The Nature of Things (1805-1807), contains elaborate philological and explanatory notes, together with parallel passages and quotations from European and
See also:Asiatic authors .
GOOD FRIDAY (probably " God's Friday ")
GODFREY GOODMAN (1583–1656)
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