John (1584-1654): the famous jurist who wrote "History of Tythes", "De Diis Syris", "Table Talk", and other works, and up to 1649 took a leading part in public affairs on the side of the Parliament. The general theories concerning the rights of men which Selden would know were those of Hooker and Grotius. Selden himself wrote "On the Law of Nature and of Nations according to the Teaching of the Hebrews".

Note by Grieve from Price's Sermon in Part One of Reflections On The Revolution In France