Quarrels of Authors

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...too was corrected for him." Freind, who wrote the entire Dissertation on 1Esop in that Volume, wrote also, with Atterbury, the body of the Criticisms; King, the droll argument, proving that Bentley was not the author of his own Dissertation, and the extraordinary index which I shall shortly notice. In Atterbury's Epistolary Correspondence is a Letteg, where, with equal anger and dignity, Atterbury avows his having written about half, and planned the whole, of Boyle's attack upon Bentley!--With these facts before us, can we read without surprise, if not without in. dignation, the passage, I shall now quote, from the book to which the name of Boyle is prefixed. In raising an artful charge against Bent1ey, of appropriating some MS. Notes of Sir Edward Sherburne, Boyle, replying to the argument of Bentley, that Phalaris was the work of some sophist, says z--'' The sophists are everywhere pelted by Dr. Bentley, for putting out what they wrote in other men's names; but I did not'expect to hear so loudly of it, from one that has so far out. done them; for I think 'tis rnhch worse to take the honour of another man's book to one's self, than to entitle one's own book to another man."--P. 16. I am surprised Bentley did not turn the point of his antagonist's sword on himself, for this flourish was a most unguarded one. But Bentley could not then know so much of the book, " made up by contributions," as ourselves. Partial truths flew about in rumours at the time; but the friends of a young nobleman, and even his fellow-workmen, seemed concerned that his glory should not be diminished by a ruinous division.--Rymcr, in his " Essay concerning Curious and Critical...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123691225X
  • 9781236912251