A Select Collection Of Old Plays (volume 1); In Twelve Volumes

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byRobert Dodsley

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1825. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... DAMON AND PITHIAS * Here entreth A*istippus. Aristippus. Tho' strange (perhaps) it seemes to some, That I, Aristippus, a courtier am become: A philosopher of late, not of the meanist name, But now, to the courtly behaviour, my lyfe I frame: Muse he that lyst, to you of good skill, I say that I am a phylosopher styll. Lovers of wisdom, are termed philosophers", Then who is a philosopher so rightly as I? That frustra sapit, qui non sapit libi. I am wyse for myselfe, then tell me of troth, Is not that great wisdom, as the world goth? * Although it is obvious that gTeat pains were taken by Mr. Reed and others, (to say nothing of Dodsley,) in the collation of this dramatic piece, yet they left it in a very imperfect state. In the course of it not less than fifty important variations and errors have been detected, consisting of words omitted, and words accidentally inserted independently of errors of the press for which of course an Editor was not responsible. It is hoped that it will be now found more uniformly correct, although the Editor can scarcely flatter himself that the reprint may not be still found defective. C. 'philcttrphers,] Fhilosophie, both Editions. The alteration by Mr. Dodsley. And both the editions are perhaps right, as far as this word is concerned: the error lies elsewhere ; fer it will be remarked that the rhime requires philosophy and not philosophers, which Mr. Dodsley substituted. The following is suggested as the correct and original reading. "Lovyng of wisdom is termed philosophic, "Then who is a philosopher so rightly as 11" In the next line the author expressly speaks of lovyng of wisdom, as if intending to employ the words he had used before. At the, same time the Editor was not so well assured of the accuracy of his emendation ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1825. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... DAMON AND PITHIAS * Here entreth A*istippus. Aristippus. Tho' strange (perhaps) it seemes to some, That I, Aristippus, a cou...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217309836

ISBN - 13:9780217309837

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