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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Stagi’rite or Stagyrite (3 syl.).
(Greek, sigmataualphagammaεiotarhoozeta.) Aristotle, who was born at Stagi’ra, in Macedon. Generally called Stag’irite in English verse.   1
“In one rich soul
Plato the Stagyrite, and Tully joined.”
Thomson: Summer
“And rules as strict his laboured work confine
As if the Stagirite o’erlooked each line.”
Pope: Essay on Criticism.
“And all the wisdom of the Stagirite.
Enriched and beautified his studious mind.”



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