Richardi Bentleii dissertatio de Phalaridis, Themistoclis, Socratis, Euripidis, aliorumque epistolis et de fabulis Aesopi: nec non eiusdem responsio qua dissertationem de epistolis Phalaridis vindicat a censura Caroli Boyle

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Apud Iacobum Bolt, 1777 - Aesop's fables - 411 pages

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Page 2 - It may perhaps be further affirmed, in favour of the ancients, that the oldest books we have are still in their kind the best.
Page 2 - Phalaris to have more race, more fpirit, more force of wit and genius, than any others I have ever feen, either ancient or modern. I know feveral learned men (or that ufually pafs for fuch, under the name of critics) have not efteemed them genuine, and Politian with fome others have attributed them to Lucian : but I think he muft have little fkill in painting, that cannot...
Page 2 - ... enemies, such honour of learned men, such esteem of good, such knowledge of life, such contempt of death, with such fierceness of nature and cruelty of revenge, could never be represented but by him that possessed them; and I esteem Lucian to have been no more capable of writing than of acting what Phalaris did. In all one writ, you find the scholar or the sophist; and in all the other, the tyrant and the commander.
Page 2 - Politian with some others have attributed them to Lucian: but I think he must have little skill in painting, that cannot find out this to be an original; such diversity of passions, upon such variety of actions and passages of life and government* such freedom of thought, such boldness of expression, such bounty to his friends, such scorn of his enemies...
Page 2 - ... of his enemies, fuch honour of learned men, fuch efteem of good, fuch knowledge of life, fuch contempt of death, with fuch...
Page 2 - As the firft has been agreed by all ages fince, for the greateft mafter in his kind, and all others of that fort have been but imitations of his original ; fo I think the...
Page 2 - ExpreŖton ; fuch Bounty to his Friends; fuch Scorn of his Enemies ; fuch Honour of Learned Men...
Page ix - In cujus rei teftimonium has literas noftras fieri fecimus patentes. Teftibus nobis ipfis apud Wefhnon.
Page 56 - Plerarumque Epiftolarum argumentum locus communis eft ; merae nugae , verba tantum ; nuncius indignus , qui in proximam ciuitatem mittatur , nedum perferatur longo itinere e longinquis regionibus.
Page 34 - Homer us , eiusque fectatores ante eum fuerant vfi , quamque dominari , vt par erat , in carmine heroico voluerant. —eque enim in Důrico...

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