The Lives of Dr. Edward Pocock, the Celebrated Orientalist, by Dr. Twells; Of Dr. Zachary Pearce, Bishop of Rochester, and of Dr. Thomas Newton, Bishop of Bristol, by Themselves and of the REV. Philip Skelton, by Mr. Burdy. in Volume 1
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. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ... "especially in the most material places; but my ' Lord Primate thinks it not necessary to print "both the translations at large: if they be of "any antiquity, of which none can better judge "than yourself, they will be the more acceptable: "if the difference from the other translation be "not great, they may be printed at the end of "every column, as we have done with Tecla's "and the Roman Septuagint." The truth of the case case was, that two Syriac translations of the Gospels would have increased the expence of the work, which, without any addition to the first design, was like to fall very heavy; and this Mr. Thorndike, in effect, says in a letter to Mr. Pocock, dated only two days after Dr. Walton's; "I have conferred," says he, " with my Lord "Primate and Dr. Walton about your motion of "the other Syriac in the Gospels, as, perhaps, "Dr. Walton may write to you about it here"after, upon consideration of the charge which ' lies upon him, and makes a difference in the "business." Notwithstanding all which, Dr. Walton, two years after, offered, that if Mr. Pocock's Syriac Gospels should, in his own judgment, be fit to be translated, and joined with the other translation, he would publish it with the rest in the New Testament; but, after the intimation above given by Mr. Thorndike, our author had too much candour and modesty to press the matter any further. And thus it fell out, that no manner of use was made of Mr. Pocock's Syriac Gospels in the Polyglott, they not having been so much as collated for various readings. The other motion for mending the Latin of the Arabic Version was certainly of much more importance, and a proposal truly worthy of Mr....
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