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infert the Word Homericum in his Verse; and
therefore he had recourse to Homereum, which is a
Greek Inflexion from Quýpdo, as Orestóus, Achile.
35, from Opése, Axixco. The God of Gar-
dens speaks thus, (Epigram in Caralectis LXVIII.)

Rusticus indo&te si quid dixisse videbor,
Da veniam : Libros

, "non lego, poma lego.
Sed rudis hic dominum toties audire legenten

Cogor, HOMEREAS edidicique notas,

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The Author quotes some other Greek and Latin Pas-
sageś, co confirm and illustrate his Emendation, Last-
ly, he observes that the Ancient Scholiasts read in
all Probability Homereum in their Copies. These are
their Words. Reponis," say they ; itidem fcribis.
ergo Achillem, de quo femel HOMERUS fcripfit, ve-
lis fcribere ; talem debes scribere, qualem HOME:
RUS oftendit. Aut reponis, ad imitationem Ho-
MERI describis. Thele Words, says our Author,
plainly allude to fcriptor HOMEREUM: To which
he adds, That the Scholiasts say nothing, that con-
cerns the Word Honorațum. This ingenious. Emen-
dation will doubtless be very much approved by
all those who are able to judge of this sort of Cri.
sical Remarks

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LIBANII Sophistæ Epistolarum adhuc non

editarum Centuria Selecta, cum Verfione & Notis Jo. CHRISTOPH. WOLFII, Prof. P. Philof. Extraord. in A.

cad., Wittenberg. Appendicis loco ze fuppletur ex MS. lacuna, que deprehenditur" in Oratione Libanii in Necem Juliani Imp. dicta. Lipsiæ, apud

Jo. Frider. Gleditsch & Filium. Anno 6. MDCCXI.

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That is, - 10 A HUNDRED choice Letters of Liba

nius, (never before published,) translated into Latin, and illustrated with Notes by JOHN CHRISTOPHER WOLFIUS, Professor of Philosophy in the University of Wittemberg, &c. Wittemberg. 1711. in 8vo. pagg. 310.

Libanius never before published: They have been printed from the Manuscripts of the Bodleian Libracy, M. Wolfima informs us,' That he will puc

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. MEMOIRS ART. 40.: out Two other Centuries of Libanius's Letters, if this First Collection be acceptable to the Publick. He gives us in his Preface a short Account of the Perfons, to whom thöfe Leters were written. These Epistles run upon common Subjects, and contain nothing that is very remarkable; but the Author writes in a polite and agreeable Style. The Editor has added several Notes, wherein he illustrates those things that relate to Hiftory and Anriquiry, and clears the Sense of his Author.

The late Baron de Spanheim had above a Thou: sand and Twenty Letters of Libanius transcribed from a Manuscript of Ifaac Vossius. M. Wolffus: tells rick Rostgaard, above a Thousand and Six Hundred Epistles of the same Author, collected by that Curious Gentleman in his Travels into the East, and into France and Italy.

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T HE LIVES and Characters of the most

Eminent Writers of the SCOTS N A. TION; with an Abstract and Catalogue of their Works; their various Editions; and the Judgment of the Learned concerning them. By GEORGE MACKENZIE, M. D. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh. Edinburgh : Printed by James Watson in Craig's-Close, on

on the NorthSide of the Cross, M DCC VIII, and M DCC XI. Two Volumes in Folio. Vol. I. Pagg. 488. Vol. II.

Pagg. 618.

HO' that part of Great Britain, called Scot

land, has produced a great Number of Men Eminent for their Learning ; yer no Care was taken to make a Collection of their Lives, before Dr. Mackenzie went about such a useful Work. The Lord Bishop of Carlisle expresses his Amazement at it in the following Words.

To one that 3

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considers (fays * that Learned Prelate) how ma

ny great Men of Letters, in all Faculties, the Kingdom of Scotland has produced, and what a « Figure the Gentlemen of thár Nation have , fre. " quendy made in the Universities of Italy, France, " and Germany ; it must appear very strange, and

unaccountable, that fo few of these have been " the particular Subjects of other Mens Pensa, and " that such mighty Heroes in Learning, to whom " the old Romans and Athenians would have enected

Altars, mould want even the cheap Acknowledg. ment of a Paper Monument ".

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Dr. Mackenzie has undertaken, out of Love for his Country, and for the Publick Good, to put out a large and complete History of the molt Learned Men of Scotland from the Year soo, to the Year 1700. John Lesly, Bishop of Ross, who died in the Low-Countries in 1596. is the laft Author mentioned by him at the End of the Second Volume, The Author designs to go on with this Hiftory, and siste publish a Third Volume, that will contain many Cu. rious Facts and valuable Observations. To give the Readers a just Notion of this Work, I must, observe, That they will find in it a prodigious Num ber of Things, hardly to be expected in a Collecti. con of this Nature. Our Author, not contented to give us the History of the Lives of the Scotcb Wris ters, an Abstract and Catalogue of all their Works, an Account of their various Éditions, and the Judg. 'ment of the Learned concerning them, has alla thought fit to insert a great many Digreffions, and to treat occasionally several Subjects, whereby this Work will be the more useful to the Readers. Whenever he finds an Author engaged in a Controversy of any Moment, he gives a compendious Account of phat Controversy from its Rise to the Time of thar Au.

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Scots Hift. Chap. VI. pag. 252.

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