Ascribed to William Fitch (in religion, Benedict of Canfield) by the Short title catalogue (no. 10926), the Dict. of nat. biog. (listing no editions) and J. Gillow, A literary and biographical history ... of the English Catholics, II, p. 344 (listing an edition Paris, 1609); the catologue of the Bibliothèque nationale (under Benoit de Canfeld) lists what appears to be a French translation: Le chevalier chrestien ... composé par F. Bénoist, Rouen, 1609. Wiseman was the maiden surname of Fitch's mother (cf. Dict. of nat. biog.). However, the dedication to the "Second charge" (leaf Y3a) is addressed to "Sir Francis Bacon knight, baron of Vervlam, lord high chancellour of England", honors to which Bacon was not advanced until 1618. A certain William Wiseman matriculated at Cambridge in 1572 and was knighted in 1604 (cf. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, I, vol. 4, p. 443). Signatures: A-Z4Aa-Ll4.
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