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Porson

/ˈpɔːsən/
noun
1.
Richard. 1759–1808, English classical scholar, noted for his editions of Aeschylus and Euripides
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  • 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
  • porson peered at the offending window through his spectacles.

    Stella Fregelius H. Rider Haggard
  • "But I doubt whether he will make any money out of it," went on porson.

    Stella Fregelius H. Rider Haggard
  • porson fidgeted about on the edge of the leather sofa and turned red.

    Stella Fregelius H. Rider Haggard
  • But as it chanced it was from poor porson's lips that the suggestion came.

    Stella Fregelius H. Rider Haggard
  • "Good-bye, my dear son," said Mr. porson—sometimes he called him his son, now.

    Stella Fregelius H. Rider Haggard

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