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Richard. 1759–1808, English classical scholar, noted for his editions of Aeschylus and Euripides
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  • porson, when asked for an inscription for the box, suggested "Τῷ βακχῳ."

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

    Addison William John Courthope
  • About half-way between the Abbey and this town stood Mr. porson's mansion.

    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
  • From the answer of the old man, porson's conjecture, σπευδε, seems very probable.

  • I can't think how mother can put up with that lazy Mrs. porson.

    Salome Emma Marshall
  • "Thank you, I will take it myself," Mr. porson said quietly, as he advanced and stretched out his hand.

    Through the Fray G. A. Henty
  • I must stop a moment to consider the hard and far different fate of porson.

    Res Judicat Augustine Birrell
  • porson's jeu d'esprit is reprinted in the Faceti Cantabrigienses .

  • And so did the older English scholars like porson and Elmsley.

    Euripedes and His Age Gilbert Murray

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