Bentley's Plautine Emendations from His Copy of Gronovius, Part 4

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Clarendon Press, 1883 - 47 pages
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Page 224 - Umbri pedibus planis [natos ... unde etMaccijus poeta, quia Umber Sarsinas erat, a pedum planitie initio Plotus, postea Plautus coeptus est dici.
Page 189 - Bentley, where we are told that ' he held out expectations of publishing some time or other both Plautus and Terence ; ' in Maehly, ' he promised a Plautus and Terence ' (Richard Bentley, eine Biographie: Belege, p.
Page 226 - ... paribus. It is but a small addition of carrier's charge, and I am glad to pay it, both hither, and back again. I think, that I told you before, that I am comparatively poor in the Acts and the Epistles, which makes me send for help out of France. I have but two copies that reach 800 years, and these do not always come up to that which I seek for. But what is odd, junior books supply that sometimes, which the ancient ones fail in. Coloss. ii. 4. Hoc autem dico ut nemo nos decipiat en pithanologia...
Page 226 - There shall be three true readings against the present Pope's text, within the compass of three verses, and these shall be fetched out of three several manuscripts ; what hits in one failing in the other two. Therefore I am encouraged by success ; all that I meet with help somewhat. Give me then number enough, and I am sure all will exactly tally. And for this reason, I must intreat you to send me down those other manuscripts, that contain the Acts and the Epistles, though they do not reach to the...
Page 226 - REV. SIR, I received your very obliging letter. It would make my long tedious work much more easy and light to me, if all the persons, whose courtesy I am forced to make address to, were as frank and forward as yourself. You will be sensible, that the effect of this labour of mine depends upon authority, not reason and criticism. I could sit still in my study, and with little trouble make Greek and Latin agree, and tally together, with plausible...
Page 227 - Biblias, none of which have been yet printed, but quoted occasionally by Zegerus and Lucas. I shall get transcripts of them from abroad. If you meet with any such in your library, they make but few sheets, I pray that you would communicate them to me. This I say is the reason why a true...
Page 225 - Floddon [sic],' with notes by Robert Lambe,' London, 1774, a copy of which is in the Bodleian Library. The editor speaks (Notes, p. 79) of the ' very curious letter in Appendix No. IIl, printed from a manuscript1,' and adds, ' Having no date or superscription, I do not certainly know to whom it was addressed.
Page 226 - I collated my first manuscript, have I written in the bottom of the page, as conjectures of the true Latin reading? These, in the progress of more and older manuscripts, I have since found to have been plain, and from the first hand, in the old Saxon exemplars. You know the difference of these two propositions. I...
Page 227 - ... give you the trouble to examine particular places therein, when I begin to build ; for, at the present, I am but digging my stones out of the quarries. I am glad, that your son put it into my power to oblige you ; and I shall more rejoice, if he gives me a farther occasion to show, that I am, Sir, Your obliged, humble servant, RICHARD BENTLEY. My service and thanks to Mr. Dean.* * [Note by Lambe : ' Dr. Montague [sic], Dean of Durham '.] . , «Htll '-^ . . UNIVERSITY Of MICHIGAN I! lili lililí!...
Page 226 - This consideration makes me resolve to spare no labour, nor any charge, to have all the books that our own country, and even foreign countries, can afford to me. I have advanced fifty pounds to an able foreigner, to go to Paris, and to collate some manuscripts of equal, or greater antiquity than our own.

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