Literary Anecdotes and Contemporary Reminiscences, of Professor Porson and Others, Vol. 1

Literary Anecdotes and Contemporary Reminiscences, of Professor Porson and Others, Vol. 1 : From the Manuscript Papers of the Late E. H. Barker Esq. of Thetford, Norfolk (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Literary Anecdotes and Contemporary Reminiscences, of Professor Porson and Others, Vol. 1: From the Manuscript Papers of the Late E. H. Barker Esq. Of Thetford, Norfolk Unfortunately, however, for the success of Mr Barker's intended Thesaurus ditissimus, the present Bishop of London thought proper to amuse the readers of the Quar terly Review with one of the cleverest and keenest articles that ever appeared in a periodical. From that moment Mr Barker's fate as a Greek scholar was sealed, and, what cut him more to the quick, the fame be anticipated as the edi tor of the Thesaurus destroyed in an instant. The work, however, at last made its way through the press, and con sists of several ponderous folios, forming the most complete lexicographical collection that ever yet has appeared. This is, in fact, its principal merit; for in detail it is liable to much criticism but this is no excuse for the unrelenting critic, who sacrifices a victim to gratify his malice, and is unable to sympathize with the enthusiasm by which some of the greatest human undertakings have been achieved. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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