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Anacreon : Odes of Anacreon

"In Lincoln, I now took up the Memorabilia of Xenophon, ran through the Odes of Anacreon, ..."

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Cooper      Print: Book


Anacreon : [odes]

'read two odes of Anacreon before breakfast'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin      Print: Book


Anacreon : [Odes]

'Read 3 odes of Anacreon'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Shelley      Print: Book


Anacreon : 

'what he read during these two years [between Stourbridge school and Oxford] , he told me, was not works of mere amusement, "not voyages and travels, but all literature, Sir, all ancient writers, all manly: though but little Greek, only some of Anacreon and Hesiod; but in this irregular manner (added he) I had looked into a great many books, which were not commonly known at the Universities, where they seldom read any books but what are put into their hands by their tutors; so that when I came to Oxford, Dr Adams, now master of Pembroke College, told me I was the best qualified for the university that he had ever known come there".'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Johnson      Print: Book


Anacreon : 

'I wrote to him, begging to know the state of his health, and mentioned that Baxter's "Anacreon", "which is in the library at Auchinleck, was, I find, collated by my father in 1727, with the MS. belonging to the University of Leyden, and he has made a number of Notes upon it. Would you advise me to publish a new edition of it?".'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: James Boswell      Print: Book


Anacreon : Dove

''15:Jan: 1778 Mr Johnson told me today that he had translated Anacreon's Dove, & as they were the first Greek Verses that had struck him when a Boy; so says he they continue to please me as well as any Greek Verses now I am Three score'.

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Johnson      Print: Book


Anacreon : Anacreon to himself

'I must ask Baretti who translated the Sonnet of Anacreon into such pretty Italian Verse.' [some lines are given]

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Hester Lynch Thrale      


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