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la venuta dell' Imperatore de' Francesi e Re d'Italia. Venez. 1808. 4to, fig.

41. Stanze inedite di A. de' Pozzi in biasimo delle donne, e di Torq. Tasso in lode di esse. Venez, 1810.

42. Notizie intorno all'introduzione alle virtù, tetso sin ora inedito. Firenz, 1810. 8vo.

43. Amore fuggitivo, Idillio di Mosco tradotto da Ben. Varchi, e rime burlesche di Agnolo Bronzino. Venez. 1810. 8vo.

44. Lettera rarissima di Crist. Colombo, scritta dalla Giamaica nel 1503. alli re e regina di Spagna, riprodotta e illustrata con annotazioni. Bass. 1810. 8vo.

45. Notizia di un' operetta latina a stampa appena nota di Cl. Tolomei. Sta nel Poligrafo Giornale di Milano 1812. No. 19. 20.

46. Epistolæ duæ ad Dan. Wyttenbachium an. 1784. et 1806. de versione Latina Phædonis, quæ putari solet facta ab H. Aristippo Atheniensi. Exstant cum Phædone a Wyttenbachio edito Leid. 1810. p. 103. 105.

47. Lettere due al cav. Ph. Re, sopra l'opera Ruralium Commodorum di P. Crescenzio. Stanno nell'elogio del Crescenzio. Bologn. 1812. Svo.

48. Rime inedite di A. M. de Pozzi, con notizie intorno all' autore. Nel Poligrafo sopra detto 1812. No. 32. 37. e 1812. No. 48.

49. Lettera a Lor. Pignotti sopra la prima edizione del Sinodo di Firenze celebrato nel 1473. Sta nel t. 6. p. vi. 21. dell' Istoria della Toscana del Pignotti. Firenz. 1813.

50. Epistola ad Albin. L. Millinum de Inscriptione Græca quæ Venetiis in Museo Grimanorum exstat. In Magasin Encyclop. Avril 1814. p. 281.; recusa in No.53. infra.

51. Epistola ad Dan. Wyttenbachium de Davide Armeno ejusque Commentario Græco in Aristotelis Categorias. Exstat in Philomathia Wyttenbachii. iii. p. 317. 52. Notitia Codd. Mss. Venetorum Hesiodi, in


TrincarelJianæ editionis Venetae fontes indicantur. Exstat in Analectis variæ eruditionis Fr. A. Wolfii Berol. 1818. 1. 2. p. 263.

53. Epistolæ VII. variæ eruditionis. Patav. 1819. Zvo. Memorie tre dello stesso Morelli, lette nelle sezione dell' Iustituto Italiano in Venezia, già scelte per la stampa da farsene negli atti del medesimo:

I. Osservazioni Filologiche intorno alle descrizioni di alcune statue det'ate da Callistrato; con la notizia dello studio della critica incommciato in Italia dal Petrarca, + felicemente poi in essa coltivato,

II. Di una traduzione Latina inedita dell' Apologia di Gorgia,

fatta da P. Bembo, poi Cardinale, primizia de' suoi studü.

III. Di uu' orazione Greca inedita di esso P. Bembo, come se fosse da recitarsi alla Signoria di Venezia per muoverla a favorire e fare che rifiorisca la letteratura Greca.


We shall attend to the suggestion of D. L. and insert in a future No. Professor Reuvens's Disputatio de Lingua Grace pronuntiatione.

Our Nos. on an average contain 200 pages.
Mr. Hoblyn's article shall appear in our next.

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Thoughts on a Revision of the Translation of various pus

sages in the Old Testament, by ARCHBISHOP SECKER; in a series of letters addressed to the Rev. Mr. Pilkington, author of Remarks, &c. &c.

Part II. [Continued from NO. XXXIX. p. 198.]

Deanery of St. Paul's, Jan. 6, 1757. Sir,

Your kind manner of receiving my remarks encourages me to say, that I am willing to see the rest of your papers and to give you my general opinion

concerning them, though I cannot enter into particulars. Yet I would mention a few concerning those which are now before me.--It doth not seem to me that ' signifies moreover, Gen. xliv, 32; but expresses a reason either why Jacob will be more grieved at Benjamin's not returning, or why Judah is peculiarly solicitous that he should return, which is that he had engaged and promised it to his father. There may be something of ellipsis in this ; but no more than is in our common speech perpetually. And surely if the Bible had been written originally in English, it would not have been thought that for signified moreover in this passage. I do not apprehend Noldius to have mistaken the import of the particles by giving the words of any Latin version, but from want of critical judgment, or desire of multiplying senses. They have undoubtedly some of them many; but fewer and those reducible in a greater degree to one original meaning of each particle than he imagined: as the notes at the bottom VOL. XX.



of the pages of the second edition have shown in the first shcets ; but I think have carried the matter too far the other way.

On your first section I would observe, that we need not undertake to defend the correctness of scripture as distinct from its consistency. Inspiration doth not imply necessarily any more than such influence of God's spirit as was requisite to attain his parpose. And this might well be attained by a superintendance, which left the writer at liberty to use his own style and manver of expressing many things, though not the most accurate or elegant. There may have been considerable reasons for not extending the divine assistance further. And if we undertake to prove the correctness of scripture language according to critical rules; we should first enter a protest that its authority doth not depend on that point, and we should be very cautious of altering its text in a prosecution of this design. Archbishop Potter in the Sd volume of his works, published three years ago, hath written

very well on the subject

of Inspiration ; and so indeed hath Dr. Doddridge in his family Expositor.

Remarks have been written on Mr. Kennicott's hook, and some of them published, and others privately communicated, wbich I think have shown that lie hath been too bold in a good many of his proposed alterations, though by no means in all. His antagonists in print scarce allow any of them to be right.

I do not understand the six last lines of your fourth section.

All persons allow that there are various readings in the Hebrew copies. But the defenders of the present text say, that it is not credible that the true reading should have been lost out of them all.

How doth any change in the manner of writing Hebrew make variations in the text necessary

You seem to speak of the points as first added to Hebrew by some persons not Masorites, and then confirmed by Masorite authority. It is not safe to be over particular in a inatter about which we know so little.

You say the transcribers were to write in a more contracted form : and the and I were frequently to be onitted. There was no need of omitting them for the points. Only transcribers might be tempted to omit them for expedition as they were become less necessary.

There are quiescent and defective verbs in Chaldee and Syriac, as well as in Hebrew, and most of them are common to the three languages. Therefore it is evident that they were not contracted by Masoritick rules. And though there had been no proof that they were not thus contracteil, it ought not to be supposed or imagined that they were, without proof

or probability.

If translators can be in no fault when they render the word: which they find written, though a wrong one, transcribers are in no fault when they write the word which they find written.. Both iudeed might do well to correct the mistake where it is extremely plain, only giving uotice of it. But the superstition both of transcribing and translating the text as it stands, is much safer than the boldness of altering it rashly. And many wrong alterations have been proposed.

to all languages more mistakes are made in transcribing proper names which do not occur frequently, iban in transcribing any other words, excepting numbers. Errors in these, therefore, are no proofs that the Jewish transcribers were more careless than orberg. I believe most of the variations, which you set down here, have been already mentioned by the criticks and commentators.

I am with all good wishes, Sir,
Your loving Brother and Servant,

Thos. Oxford.

Remarks forwarded by Archb. Secker, afterwards under date January 13, 1757.

Joshua might originally be called, in Deuteronomy xxxii, 44, by his old name.

See Numbers xiii, 8, 16. And the versiops miglat choose to call him by his more usual name,

Probably nva 2 Samuel ii, 8, and elsewhere, is Syavx i Chron. viii, 39 ; ix, 39, as byar is nuár. For by the false deity is nicknamed nwa Jerem. ix, 13; Hosea ix, 10. Le Clerc bath noted

. 2x52 2 Samuel iii, 3, in the Greek is Aaduta. And 58937, 1 Chron. ili, 2, in the Vatican copy of the Greek is dagvina, the Alexandrine Aarouta. And in both places, Syriac and Arabic, have not, as you have by a slip of your pen, written it Chabeb, but 253. This shows that all persons are prone to mistake in uncommou proper namręs. Some will say that ihis son of David had two names.

, ners of speaking or spelling.

In Gen. xx, 6, Samarit. hath 780na. The versions might add the pronoun for clearness, without reading it in the Hebrew, as our version hath done ofteis. And 1009 may have been the original reading. For that form is frequent in verbs ending with 17, and there is a great affinity between them and verbs ending with X. Indeed the Chaldee and Syriac confound them entirely one with the

y, peny, so possibly 7'07, inay be only a still more coutracted spell

-seem only different man יהואש and יואש (אבשלום and אבישלום

and ראישון and we find in IIebrew ,ריש Chaldee is שן ראש As

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