A Bibliographical Dictionary; Containing a Chronological Account ... of ... Books: In All Departments of Literature ... with Biographical Anecdotes ... the Whole of the Fourth Edition of Dr. Harwood's View of the Classics, with Innumerable Additions and Amendments. To which are Added, an Essay on Bibliography ... and an Account of the Best English Translation of Each Greek and Latin Classic ...

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Page 46 - Her soul seems to have been made up of love and poetry. She felt the passion in all its warmth, and described it in all its symptoms. She is called by ancient authors the tenth muse ; and by Plutarch is compared to Cacus the son of Vulcan, who breathed out nothing but flame. I do not know by the character that is given of her works, whether it is not for the benefit of mankind that they are lost. They are filled with such bewitching tenderness and rapture, that it might have been dangerous to have...
Page 201 - in the most favourable manner, and consider it a most extraordinary proof of the piety, learning, industry, and perseverance of the editors, especially Dr. Walton; yet I think it is far from that perfection of which it is susceptible. The original texts may be rendered much more correct by a careful collation with MSS. which are now more abundant than when the work was published ; the translations, which are often very faulty, may be greatly improved ; several...
Page 219 - Moscovii, 1712. .TES 219 secundum Matthaeum in lingua Hebraica, cum versione Latina atque succinctis annotationibus Sebastiani Munsteri ^ fol.
Page 246 - Gospel, relating either to faith or morals ; and all the additions, countenanced by the whole mass of manuscripts already collated, do not introduce a single point essential either to faith or manners beyond what may be found in the Complutensian or Elzevir editions. And, though for the beauty, emphasis , and critical perfection of the letter of the New Testament, a new edition, formed on Griesbach's plan, is desirable ; yet from such an one infidelity can expect no help, false doctrine no support,...
Page 247 - MSS. yet untouched 10,000 more were faithfully collected : some of which, without question, would render the text more beautiful, just, and exact; though of no consequence to the main of religion; nay, perhaps wholly synonymous in the view of common readers, and quite insensible in any modern version.
Page 141 - I have read it twice through, and it is one of the best edited books ever delivered to the world. Mrs. Grierson was a lady possessed of singular erudition, and had an elegance of taste and solidity of judgment which justly rendered her one of the most wonderful, as well as amiable, of her sex. Prefixed to this edition is a dedication to Lord Carteret, by Mrs. Grierson, in most elegant Latinity.
Page 97 - V. His holiness carefully superintended every sheet as it passed through the press ; and, to the amazement of the world, the work- remained without a rival — it swarmed with errata! A multitude of scraps were printed to paste over the erroneous passages, in order to give the true text. The book makes a whimsical appearance with these patches ; and the heretics exulted in this demonstration of papal infallibility ! The copies were called in, and violent attempts made to suppress it...
Page 240 - Palairet, and Munthe have made from the Greek classics, together with an immense number which the author's own profound erudition supplied. The different senses of the words are investigated with the utmost philological precision : they are illustrated by the principal passages of the Greek Testament; and the whole is arranged in the most perspicuous manner.
Page 45 - They give us a taste of her way of writing, which is perfectly conformable with that extraordinary character we find of her in the remarks of those great critics who were conversant with her works when they were entire. One may see, by what is left of them, that she followed nature in all her thoughts, without descending to those little points, conceits, and turns of wit, with which many of our modern lyrics are so miserably infected.
Page 203 - They who printed the work could not read, and we could not print; they helped us, and we helped them, as the blind helps the blind.