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 Pope, AlexanderPorter, Anna Maria 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Porson, Richard
(b. East Ruston, Norfolk, December 25th, 1759; d. London, September 28th, 1808). “Letters to Mr. Archdeacon Travis” (1790); editions of the “Hecuba” (1797), “Orestes” (1798), “Phœnissæ” (1799), “Medea” (1801); and other publications collected by Monk and Bloomfield in the “Adversaria” (1812); by Dobree in the “Notæ in Aristophanem” (1820); by Kidd in the “Tracts and Miscellaneous Criticisms” (1815); the whole forming, with his “Photii Græcum Lexicon” and “An Imperfect Outline of his Life” by Kidd, the six volumes of “Opera Philologica et Critica.” See also “Porsoniana” (1814); “A Short Account of the Late Mr. Richard Porson,” by the Rev. Stephen Weston (1808); “A Narrative of the Last Illness and Death of Richard Porson,” by Dr. Adam Clarke (1808); “A Vindication of the Literary Character of the late Professor Porson,” by Crito Cantabrigiensis (Dr. Turton, Bishop of Ely) (1827); “The Life of Richard Porson,” by the Rev. J. Selby Watson (1861); and Aiken’s “Athenæum.”   1

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