Richard Bentley Quote
On the translation of Alexander Pope of the poem Iliad by the Greek poet Homer - As quoted in: "The Life of Pope" (1787) by Samuel Johnson
“It is a maxim with me that no man was ever written out of reputation but by himself.”
Monk's Life of Bentley, p. 90.
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsRichard Bentley
Born: January 27, 1662
Occupation: Critic, theologian
Bio: Richard Bentley was an English classical scholar, critic, and theologian. He was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge.
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“A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation.”