Octavius, or A dialogue betwixt a Christian and an Infidel, from the original of M. Minutius Felix, with large annotations by William Cooke

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises an English translation from the original Latin, with much prose annotation by William Cooke and some English verse annotation, both by Cooke himself and also by other poets of the time, including Alexander Pope, Philip Francis, William Congreve, George Stepney, and Abraham Cowley.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Cooke (d. 1780), the numismatist, was vicar of Enford in Wiltshire and rector of Oldbury and Dedmarton in Gloucestershire. For further details see the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Johnson's bookshop on 8 October 1992.


In English.

Other Finding Aids

The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/bcmsv/bcmvlink.htm#bclt95