Porson


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Porson

(ˈpɔːsən)
n
(Biography) Richard. 1759–1808, English classical scholar, noted for his editions of Aeschylus and Euripides
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Garth, for her eldest son, Christy, her peculiar joy and pride, had come home for a short holiday--Christy, who held it the most desirable thing in the world to be a tutor, to study all literatures and be a regenerate Porson, and who was an incorporate criticism on poor Fred, a sort of object-lesson given to him by the educational mother.
Porson was an odd-looking man, and so was Doctor Johnson; all these bookworms are.'
It was very little, but enough to make him appear to her a Porson or Bentley, and to put him at his ease with botanical nomenclature.
English Classical Scholarship: Historical Reflections on Bentley, Porson and Housman.
Richard Porson, sometime Regius Professor of Greek at the University of Cambridge, wrote of Gibbon in 1790, "nor does his humanity ever slumber, unless when women are ravished, or the Christians persecuted." Surely Gibbon does take more delight than necessary in seeing the Christians get theirs, and he ignores almost entirely any moral excellence the faith might possess--a matter quite apart from the question whether the Christian revelation might be true, which Gibbon was satisfied it was not.
Connolly; and DS Fred Porson, he of the "mangled aphorism" and master of malapropisms of whom the author says, "it was his way to fling words at meaning and see what stuck." Descriptions in general are charming: A cold night with "a 'lazy wind' too lazy to go round you, went straight through you instead;" "the sound of a door buzzer, harsh and threatening like a wasp with a headache;" and Lavender a man whose "bags under his eyes were so big you could have called them steamer trunks." Carefully plotted, the book is another winner from this author, and is recommended.
He won both the Porson and Craven scholarships, and in 1911 the Chancellor's Prize for English verse.
Miss Porson, Olivia's governess, however, offers a more judicious approach, arguing that "books may be merely a tree of knowledge, or they may become to us a tree of life, if we pluck from them with discretion" (122).
Why smile idiot foolish smile to porson who have come to tief and give you moless?
English classical scholarship; historical reflections on Bentley, Porson, and Housman.
Eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce didn't intend to investigate another murder, but when Rupert Porson, the beloved puppeteer, has his own strings sizzled, she puts aside her chemistry set and begins another investigation.