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Eichstädt sends his "Diodorus Sicu-
lus" and Lucretius to Porson
with letters, 249-253.
Eleusis, fragment of a statue of Ceres
from, 257. Inscribed stone from,
Elmsley, his notice of Porson's "He-
cuba," 171, 172. His estimation of
Greek accents, 231. Why distrusted
by Porson, 310. Story of a clandes
tine proceeding of his, 311.
"Eloisa and Abelard," Porson's repeti-
tions of, 289.
"Eloisa in Dishabille,” whether Porson
was the author of it, 289–292.
Emendations, specimens of Porson's,
31, 115, 367, segg.
Emlyn, a Dissenter,
1 John v. 7, 61.
Epigrams, a hundred and one written by
Porson in a night, 215-217.
Epistle of Oberta to Sir Joseph
Banks," not written by Porson, 292.
Specimen of it, 293.
Erasmus, his Greek Testament, the
"editio princeps," does not contain
1 John v. 7, 58. He inserted it in
his third edition, ib.
Euripides compared with Sophocles and
Eschylus, 135–109. Porson's edi-
tion of the "Hecuba," 154. Of the
"Orestes," 184. Of the "Phoenissæ,"
218. Of the "Medea," 229. "Hip-
polytus," whether prepared for the
press, 254. His notes on the "Iphi-
genias" and the "Supplices," 255.
Farmer, Dr. Richard, takes part in the
prosecution of Frend, 199.
Fitzgerald, "the small-beer poet," 384.
Foote, Porson's recitations from, 295,
Fox, Charles, a remark of his on Gib-
bon's quotations, 88. Wakefield's
observations to him on Porson's
"Hecuba," 159, 160. Dislikes an
emendation of Wakefield's, 241. Dis-
appointed at not meeting Porson,
Frend, his pamphlet "On Peace and
Union," 198. Occasions the publica-
tion of the "Orgies of Bacchus,” ib.
Quotations from his pamphlet, 199.
Sentenced to be expelled from the
Gail, editor of Xenophon, his letters to
Porson, 223, 224.
Gale presents a manuscript of Photius's
Lexicon to Trinity College, Cam-
"Gentlemen Soldiers, Duties of," 212-
Gibbon, Travis's Letters to, 57-76.
Porson's remarks on Gibbon's His-
tory and its style, 84-86. Gibbon's
character of the "Letters to Travis,"
His interview with Porson, 86,
Gibbon not always ready to
acknowledge his errors, 87. His
quotations not always to be trusted,
88. Where educated, 239.
Goodall, Dr., Provost of Eton, his ac-
count of Porson's school-days, 17.
Supports the subscription for Porson's
annuity, 98, 99. Porson's breakfast
at his house, 276.
letter to Porson on a contemplated
edition of Plautus, 179-181. At-
tacked in the notes to the "Medea,"
233-235. Porson's remarks on him,
260, 261. An alteration of his, 370.
Hermesianax, Weston's, Porson's review
Hewitt. Rev. Chas., curate of Bacton
and East Ruston, finds Porson's
mother reading Congreve, 6. Takes
Porson under his tuition, 9. His
qualifications for an instructor, 10,
11. Speaks of Porson to Mr. Nor-
ris, 11. His letter to Professor
Hey, Dr. John, a delegate to reconsider
Frend's sentence, 203.
Heyne, Professor, requests the loan of
Bentley's papers on Homer, 53, 422.
His Virgil reprinted in London, 115.
His letter to Porson on behalf of
Homer, absurd to attribute to him all
perfections, 119. Grenville edition
of, 161, 225.
Horace, Porson's burlesque
tions" of, 191--197.
Hoppner, his portrait of Porson, 132.
Engraved by Sharpe, 336.
Hughes, Rev. T. S., lette
cerning Porson, 385.
Huntingford's "Apology for his Mono-
strophics" severely criticised by Por-
Hutchinson's Xenophon, Porson's notes
"Hymn by a new-made Peer," 209, 210.
Invernizius censured, 187.
Ireland, Samuel, exhibits his son's forged
Shakspeare papers, 140.
Ireland, Wm. Henry, his Shakspeare
forgeries, 135-153. His profits, 144.
"Italic Version of the New Testa-
ment does not support 1 John, v. 7,
Jacobs, Frederic, 185, 186.
Jerome, St., his version of the New Tes-
tament, 66. Revision of it by Alcuin,
67. No support in it for 1 John,
v. 7, 68. Nor in Jerome's "Pro-
logue to the Canonical Epistles," 68-
70. That " Prologue" probably not
Johnson, Dr., his silence about Lauder in
his Life of Milton, 347.
Johnstone, Dr., meets Porson at Hatton,
Jowett, Dr., joins in the prosecution of
Frend, 198. His little garden, 415.
Joy, Surgeon, Porson's letter to, 273.
"Junius," a favourite with Porson, 345.
Emendation of a passage in, 345.
Kemble, John, acts in Ireland's "Vor-
tigern," 147, 148.
Kidd, Rev. T., his remark about Porson
at Eton, 19. An observation of his
on the " Orgies of Bacchus," 209.
Porson's esteem for his scholarship,
312. Letter from him to Porson, ib.
Kipling, Dr., prosecutes Frend, 198.
His publication of Smith's " Optics
and Beza's Codex, 200. Porson's
satirical notices of him, 201, 204, 209.
His bad Latin, 202.1
Kirkby, his portrait of Porson, 132.
Knight, Payne, character of his "Essay
on the Greek Alphabet," 118–121.
v. 7, against Emlyn, 62.
by Travis, 63.
Mason's epigram on Ireland's forgeries,
Matthæi, a censure of his on Porson,
Matthews, John, said to be the author of
· Eloisa in Dishabille," 292.
Maty's Review, Porson's contributions to
it, 37, 41, 44, 49.
Merry's epilogue to Ireland's "Vorti-
Middleton's "Free Inquiry," passage
from, repeated by Porson, 351.
Mill, in his Greek Testament, strangely
retains 1 John v. 61.
Milner, Isaac, presides at the trial of
Frend, 198, 199.
Milton, remarks on a phrase of, 262.
Did not borrow a phrase from Don
Bellianis, 346. Lauder's charges
Wakefield, 249. His remark on
Porson's habits, 284. His literary
character considered, 300, 301. His
liberality, 301. Porson's lines on
him, 203. His commendation of
Porson's honesty, 357.
Parr, Mrs., insults Porson, 92, 93.
Pausanias, Porson's notes on, 339.
Pearne, Thomas, the real author of
Blunt's Letters to Sharp," 269.
Pearson, Bishop, Porson's respect for his
Perry, James, Porson's acquaintance with,
125. His sister married to Porson,
ib. Remarks on his conduct to Por-
Photius's Lexicon, Porson's transcript of,
destroyed by fire, 129, 140. Makes
a second transcript, 131. Edited by
Dobree, 339. Hermann's edition of
Pierson on Maris, cited, 239.
Plutarch, the "Treatise on Education
not his, 113. Review of Edwards's
edition of it, ib.
Pope, Porson's estimation of his writings,
Porson, Richard, his birth, 5. His edu-
cation at home, 5, 6. Is sent to a
village school at Bacton, and to ano-
ther at Happisburgh, 6, 7.
lities and rapid progress, ib. His
father cultivates his memory, 8. Books
that he read in his boyhood, ib. Is
taken under the tuition of the Rev.
C. Hewitt, 9. His early attempts at
composition, 9, 10 Is taken under
the patronage of Mr. Norris, 11. Is
sent to Cambridge to be examined,
Testimonies to his abilities, ib.
Disappointed of admission to the
Charterhouse, 15. A fund is raised
to send him to Eton, ib.
there, 16. Dr. Goodall's account of
his qualifications, progress, and com-
positions, 17-19. His own account
of what he learned at Eton, 19. His
memory; his aversion to compo-
sition, 20, 304, 373. His early pro-
pensity to satire, 21. Death of Mr.
Norris, 22. Is protected by Sir
George Baker, ib. His life in danger
from an imposthume on the lungs, ib.
His drama written and acted at Eton,
23. Specimen of his school verses,
26, 27. How his mind was turned to
criticism, 27, 28. Is superannuated
for a King's scholarship, but is sent
to Trinity College, Cambridge, at
eighteen, 30. His studiousness and
regularity of life there, 30, 31, 36.
His earliest emendations, 31. Elected
scholar of Trinity, 32. Gains the
Craven scholarship, ib. His Greek
iambics on the occasion, 32, 33. Takes
his degree, 33. Obtains the first
Chancellor's medal, and is elected to a
fellowship, 34. Troubled with asthma,
to which wine or spirits may have
been a relief, 35. Maltby tells an
unfounded anecdote of him, 35. His
familiarity with the undergraduates,
36. His first essay in periodical cri-
ticism, 37. His desire to edit schy-
lus; unreasonableness of the syndics,
and ignorance of one of them, 38, 39.
Porson's disappointment, and the pos-
sible effect of it, 39. His verses on a
visit to the continent, 40. His review
of Brunck's Aristophanes, 41. His
character of Aristophanes, 41-43.
His review of Weston's Hermesianax,
44. Of Huntingford's Greek verses,
45-47. His jeu d'esprit on
learned Pig," 48. Publishes some
letters of Le Clerc and Bentley, 49.
His letters on Sir John Hawkins's
"Johnson," 49-52. His lines on
Hawkins, Mrs. Thrale, and Boswell,
53. His review of Robertson's Pa-
rian Chronicle," 53. Declines to use
Bentley's papers on Homer, 54. Re-
solves to resign his fellowship rather
than enter the Church, 55. His
"Letters to Travis;" summary of the
controversy regarding 1 John v. 7,
57-77. Offensive style of the Let-
ters, 76, 77. Porson's defence of his
style, 78. His irony, 79, 80. The
"Letters" offend Mrs. Turner, who
diminishes her bequest to him, 81.
Porson said to be favourable to the
Church of England, 82. Wrote seven
of the "Letters" at Eton, 84. His
character of Gibbon's History, and its
style, 84-86. His interview with
Gibbon, 86, 87. His notes to Toup's
Emendations of Suidas" and preface
to them, 89-91. He spends some
weeks with Parr at Hatton, 91, 92.
Resigns his fellowship, 93. Unjustly
treated by Postlethwaite; their inter-
view, 93, 94. His feelings on giving
up his fellowship, and necessary eco-
nomy, 94, 95. A subscription to
secure him an annuity, 95. List of
many of the subscribers, 99, 100. Con-
ditions on which he accepted the an
nuity, 101. Becomes a candidate for
the Greek professorship, and is unani-
mously elected, 102-104. His in-
augural lecture, 104-110. Not in
good health at the time, 110. His
salary, and desire to be efficient, 111,
112. Reviews Edwards's "Plutarch
on Education," 113–115. An ad-
mirable emendation, 115. [See Emend-
ations.] Superintends an edition of
Heyne's Virgil, 115-118. Reviews
Payne Knight "On the Greek Al-
phabet," 118-121. Projects an edi.
tion of Eschylus; mystery respecting
it, 122-124. His marriage, 125.
How he spent the marriage night,
127, 128. Deterioration of his habits
on the death of his wife, 128, 129.
Increase of his asthma, 129. His
transcript of Photius, and some other
papers, destroyed by fire, 129-131.
His second transcript, 131. His per-
sonal appearance, 131, 132. Portraits
of him, 132. Not deceived by Ire-
land's forgeries, 135, 145. Publishes
the "Hecuba," 154. Why he forbore
to mention Wakefield. 158. Con-
demnation of one of Wakefield's no-
tions, 160, 161. Attacked by Her-
mann, whom he chastises, 167–179.
"Supplement to the Preface to the
Hecuba," 174. Publishes the "Ores-
tes;" his notice of Wakefield and
others, 184-190. His humorous
contributions to the "Morning Chro-
nicle," 191-217. "Imitations of
Horace," 191-197. Orgies of
Bacchus," 198-209. Other articles,
210-217. Publishes the "Pho-
nissæ;" allusion to Wakefield, 218.
Review of Pybus's "Sovereign," 219
-222. Letters from Gail, 223, 224.
Collates a manuscript of the Odyssey
for the Grenville Homer, 225. Let-
ters from Villoison, 226-229, 236.
Publishes the "Medea; " his notes on
Hermann and others, 229-235. New
edition of the "Hecuba," 238. Cri-
ticism on Wakefield's "Lucretius,"
244-247. Whether he left a copy of
the "Hippolytus" ready for the press,
254, 255. His mental inactivity,
255. Solicited to edit Aristophanes,
ib. Corrects a mistake in a note on
the "Hecuba," 256. His restoration
of the inscription on the Rosetta
stone, 258. Long letter to Dalzel,
259-265. Not the author of "Blunt's
Letters to Sharp," 267-269. Re-
ceives a letter from Tittmann, 270.
His habits in society, 271-285.
Always a bad sleeper, 277. His
hand-writing, 280, 361, 422. Could
be temperate, 284, 363. Some apo-
logy for his drinking, 285. His me-
Whether he was
the author of "Eloisa in Dishabille,"
290-292. Not the author of "Obe-
rea's Epistle to Sir Joseph Banks,"
292. Had no great cordiality for
Parr, 299. Disliked Jacob Bryant,
303. Wished at times that he had
not pursued learning, 314. Appointed
Librarian to the London Institution,
315. His hand-writing in the books
there, 316. How he discharged the
duties of his office, 317. His declin-
ing health and last illness, 318-330.
His consideration for the unlearned,
324. His death, 330. Appearance
of the body after death, 330–332.
His funeral, 333. "Porson Prize,"
and" Porson Scholarship," 335-337.
His library, how disposed of, 337.
What property he left, 337. Post-
humous publications from his manu-
scripts, 338, 339. His undervaluation
of modern Greek and Latin poetry,
343. His honesty, 356, seqq.
ther he wanted kindliness of feeling,
358. His Latin style, 371. Com-
pared with Bentley, 374. His critical
excellence, 375. His independence
of spirit, 378. How he appeared in
the latter part of his life, 385, seqq.
His oration on Charles II., 393.
"Catechism for Swinish Multitude,"
402. His knowledge of mathematics,
Porson, Henry, the Professor's brother,
Porson, Huggin, the Professor's father, 5.
Porson, Thomas, the Professor's bro-
ther, his abilities, 391.
Porson Prize, 336.
Porson Scholarship, 336, 337.
Postlethwaite, Rev. T., assists in examin-
ing Porson at Cambridge, 14. As
Master of Trinity College, treats Por-
son unjustly, 93, 94, 386.
to him that the Greek professorship is
vacant; Porson's reply, 102-104,
387. Takes part in the prosecution
of Frend, 199.
Raine, Jonathan, Porson's schoolfellow
at Eton, 20.
Raine, Dr., a true friend to Porson, 20.
Scholefield attempts to defend Porson,
schylus," reviewed by Por-
Scraps from Porson's Rich Feast" at-
tributed to Stephen Weston, 44.
Seale, Dr. Barlow, a delegate to recon-
sider Frend's sentence, 203.
Seward, Miss, Porson's lines on, 307.
Shakspeare, Porson's knowledge of, 347.
Imitated a passage of Lord Sterling,
348. Porson's emendations of, 349.
Sharp, Granville, "Letters of Gregory
Blunt "to, 267. Authorship of them,
269. Notion of Sharp's about the
Greek article, 268.
Sheridan, his opinion of Shakspeare,
"Short account of Richard Porson" at-
tributed to Stephen Weston, 44.
Simeon, Rev. C., a schoolfellow of Porson
at Eton, and a coxcomb in dress,