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Porson

noun
  1. Richard. 1759–1808, English classical scholar, noted for his editions of Aeschylus and Euripides
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Examples from the Web for porson

Historical Examples

  • There—I believe I can construe that passage as well as Porson.

    Letters of Edward FitzGerald

    Edward FitzGerald

  • Theobald has every right to the title of the Porson of Shakespearean criticism.

  • Professor Porson wrote emendations for him in his favorite copy of Athenæus.

    The Bibliotaph

    Leon H. Vincent

  • Even a scholar like Porson may confer with former translators.

    Instigations

    Ezra Pound

  • That Addison was not a scholar of the class of Bentley or Porson may be readily admitted.

    Addison

    William John Courthope