Richard Porson

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Richard Porson (1759-12-251808-09-25), was an English classical scholar.

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  • 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.


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