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William Jones


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Sir William Jones : Asiatic Miscellany. pieces and extracts from various publications consisting of translations, fugitive pieces

then pitied me [my father] for the ten-mile stage I had to go alone, but I did not pity myself, for I had Sir William Jones's and Sir William Chambers's Asiatic Miscellany. the metaphysical poetry of India, however, it is not to my taste."

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Maria Edgeworth      Print: Book


Sir William Jones : Institutes of Menu

"... [the young Frances Power Cobbe] ... read, in what translations were ... accessible, in Eastern sacred philosophy, such as Anquetil du Perron's Zend Avesta, and Sir William Jones's Institutes of Menu, and found out as much as she could about the Greek and Alexandrian philosophers from Diogenes Laertius and the old translators, as well as from a large Biographical Dictionary."

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Frances Power Cobbe      Print: Book


William Jones : Grammar of the Persian Language, A

[Marginalia]: some pencil marks and marginal ms notes throughout the text. Generally they highlight points of grammar or translation, mostly in English but at least one is in Persian (p. 132). Examples: title page "x While the nightingale, oh Hafiz, makes a boast [?] of his eloquence, do thou lessen [?] the value of his life, by singing thy Persian strains" [translation of Persian quote on title page, similarly marked ie 'x'?]; p.100/101 is bookmarked with a scrap of contemporary newspaper and the text line 'By the approach of Spring, and the return of December, the leaves of our life are continually folded' is annotated with underlines and alternative translations above words.

Century: 1700-1799 / 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: John Drummond Erskine      Print: Book


William Jones : Poeseos Asiaticae commentariorum libri sex, cum appendice; subjicitur Limon seu miscellaneorum liber: auctore Gulielmo Jones

[Marginalia]: substantially annotated throughout usually in the form of marks (| or *) in the text, to highlight points or sections of interest - usually points of translation - with ms notes, usually in English but some in Persian (ex. p. 436/7) in the margins: eg. p. 301 text = 'Alii in collibus congregati sunt, alii in vallibus', has ms note = 'incorrect in the original as well as in the translation'; p. 381 a line of Persian is marked and in the margin is the translation 'In battle he is a lion-fighting dragon'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: John Drummond Erskine      Print: Book


[William?] Jones : Commentarii

'I have read since last October a good deal of the history relating to the East - [including] .. "Jones's "Commentarii" ...'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Mountstuart Elphinstone      Print: Book


Sir William Jones : 

'The [Tennyson] boys had one great advantage [as home-educated pupils], the run of their father's excellent library. Amongst the authors most read by them were Shakespeare, Milton, Burke, Goldsmith, Rabelais, Sir William Jones, Addison, Swift, Defoe, Cervantes, Bunyan and Buffon.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Tennyson children (boys)     Print: Book


William Jones : A course of lectures on the figurative language of the Holy Scripture, and the interpretation of it from Scripture itself

'wrote a little logic this afternoon and read Jones on the Figurative languages of the Scriptures'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth Gurney      Print: Book


William Jones : [MS Ode on St Cecilia's Day]

'Mr Seward has just brought me a very great Curiosity a Copy of English Verses written by Jones the Orientalist when only 13 Years old. Both the Authour & his Friend swear to their Authenticity or I would not take the Trouble to transcribe them here - it is an Ode in honour of St Caecilia's day Descriptive of the Effects of Musick'. [the poem is given]

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


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