The Bibliographer Volume 6

The Bibliographer Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...was educated at Norwich under Parr. His father was Vicar of North Walsham. The "lovely and accomplished woman" to whom he was attached (p. 174) was Miss Susan Withers, afterwards married to Benjamin Dowson of Geldestone. Headley's worthless wife after his death married a man named Colombine (p. 177). Chapter XXXI.--The " schoolfellow " was the Rev. Thomas Monro, and the periodical work he superintended was entitled Olla Podrida, 1787-8. The prelate who contributed most largely after Monro was Bishop Home. The original volume which he subsequently published was entitled Essays on Various Subjects, 1790. He was also author of Philodetes in Lemnos, a Tragedy, 1795. The nobleman mentioned on page 182 was Lord Maynard, and the living which he presented to Monro was that of Easton Magna, Essex. "Another schoolfellow " (p. 183) was Henry Alexander. The " near relation" (p. 186) was the Earl of Caledon, in the Peerage of Ireland, and the "high and splendid situation" the Government of the Cape of Good Hope, of which place the Earl was the first Governor. Chapter XXXII.--The son of a peasant (a weaver) in Gloucestershire who afterwards obtained an extraordinary reputation was the Rev. Joseph White, D.D., Regius Professor of Hebrew at Oxford. Chapter XXXIII.--Beloe was appointed Master of Emmanuel Hospital, Westminster, and the journey was from (Norwich) to London. Chapter XXXIV.--The extensive work here alluded to is Beloe's translation of Herodotus, published in 1799. The "crabbed sort of composition in dead language" was Parr's celebrated Preface to Bellendenus, which Beloe translated and published in 1788. This gained him Porson's friendship. (p. 201) was Dr. Maltby. Porson's sister was Mrs....show more

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  • English
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  • 1236588649
  • 9781236588647