Memoirs of the life and writings of George Buchanan by David IrvingMemoirs of the life and writings of George Buchanan by David Irving

Memoirs of the life and writings of George Buchanan

byDavid Irving

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1817. Excerpt: ... ous opinion of the character or occupation of those learned men, who contributed to restore the Greek and Roman authors to their original purity. To acquire distinction as a classical commentator was one of the principal objects of youthful ambition. The splendid talents of Calvin were first exercised in illustrating a treatise of Seneca.' The useful labours of verbal criticism have employed some of the most powerful intellects of which modern Europe can boast. That eminent philologers have written with pedantic prolixity, or judged with precipitation, or have attached an inordinate value to trifles," it would Calvini Opera, torn, viii, edit. Amst. u Joseph Castalio shall supply us with an illustration. "Incredibili me nuper voluptate perfudit Vergiliorum nomen in marmore pervetusto inscalptum," &c To settle the mighty contention between e anil, he has written a tract entitled " De Recta Scribendi Vergili Nominis Rations Commentarius:" and his exultation seems not so much to arise from his ascertaining the orthography of the name, as from his ascertaining it to be Vergilius instead of Virgilius. ( Varice Lcctiones et Opuscula. Romae, 1594, 4to.) Klotzius has written a very entertaining epistle " De Minutiarum Studio et Rixandi Libidine Grammaticorum quorundam." (Opuscula Varii jlrgumenti, p. 191.) With respect to conjectural criticism, it would have been fortunate if some scholars of eminence had formed the same estimate as J. M. Gesner. "Conjectures ingeniosas," says Emesti, "laudabat magis quam probabat: et nihil magis quam dulces illecebras in judicando cavendum monebat. Nec tamen ingenio, Uteris et doctrina diu subacto, nihil tribuebat: quo et ipse non pauca feliciter correxit." (Ojmscula Oratoria, p. 331. Lugd. Bat. 1762, 8vo.) "Nec semper, meo judi...
Title:Memoirs of the life and writings of George BuchananFormat:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217732798

ISBN - 13:9780217732796