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Αλλα Ζευς Προτερος γεγόνει, και πλείονα ηδει ;
"But Jove was born the first, and more he knows." This verse is also alluded to by Proclus, in page 253 of the same Work. If Proclus had not, after quoting this verse, immediately added pnow Oungos, I should have concluded, from the manner of it, that it was an Orphic line."C. I. No. 42. p. 361. Should you indeed? I shall conclude from the remark, that a man more ridiculously ignorant of Greek literature does not exist. The line which he has discovered, and translated, and Orphicized, you will find, if you look for it, quietly reposing in its proper place, it being the 355th line of the 13th Book of the Iliad. What could have made Valpy admit such a betise? And yet this Taylor is one of the most arrogant revilers of real scholars extant.
I began this correspondence in jest, but I conclude it quite in earnest, by saying, that however I may agree with the Quarterly Review in his remarks on Thes. I was sorry and vexed to find him stigmatizing Valpy, one of the most learned, upright, and enterprizing booksellers in the kingdom, with the opprobrious title of the Curll of the present day. Nothing could be
more ungenerous, or more unjust. I do not know any man who has done more for the cause of classical literature, by supplying excellent elementary treatises-by setting afoot great literary projects, and by giving useful editions-than Valpy; and it is very unfair that he should be so abused, even although he has let Barker run riot "preaching on ayahua," as a droll poet of your own phrases it-or has published various irritated growlings of ill-humoured scholars. This I must say, who know nothing of him but by his works. Will you let me add a word about politics? Nothing to be sure can be more absurd than to praise or abuse any man's literary produc tions by the test of his political opinions; yet after all it must be annoying enough to Valpy to find himself attacked by the full weight of the Tory press, while he is perfectly conscious that had he the felicity of being a Whic not an instrument of the party, from the cracked jewsharp of the Examiner, up to the Scottish bagpipe of the Edinburgh, would have breathed any thing but notes of gratulation, without regarding at all whether he was right or wrong. Verily, whatever may be Whic demerits, they have the merit of clinging to one another manfully.
*The Reviewer has misrepresented the nature of Valpy's edition of the Latin Classics. It is not a mere reprint of the Delphin edition, for it contains the best Variorum notes on each author, and all the necessary subsidia. I confess, indeed, that I think it would have been much better if the trumpery of the Delphin commentators were entirely neglected, as, with few exceptions, they were very incapable people. + Certainly.C. N.
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