Richard Porson Quotes (4 quotes)
“To a gentleman, who, at the close of a fierce dispute with Porson, exclaimed, My opinion of you is most contemptible, Sir; he retorted, I never knew an opinion of yours that was not contemptible.”
John Selby Watson, The Life of Richard Porson, M.A. (1861), p. 385.
from WC Book 2008, Pascal Petiot Editions, p.140
Martin Chuzzlewit (1844), Chapter XXVII
“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.”
Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977)
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Born: December 25, 1759
Died: September 25, 1808 (aged 48)
Bio: Richard Porson was an English classical scholar. He was the discoverer of Porson's Law; and the Greek typeface Porson was based on his handwriting.
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