Papers, undated, of James Burnett, Lord Monboddo, on Greek literature. Edit


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  • Mid 18th century-late 18th century. (Creation)


  • 94 Leaves (Whole)



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  • Conditions Governing Use

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  • Arrangement

    94 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows.

    (i) A comparison of Homer and Virgil by Matthew Raper, undated. (Folio 1.) Monboddo number 210. (ii) Translations from Cicero's works, undated. (Folio 3.) They include an unidentified dialogue on wisdom. Monboddo number 204. (iii) Papers on the philosophical works of the Earl of Shaftesbury, 1783, undated. (Folio 13.) That on the ‘Rhapsody’ is related to the ‘Origin and progress of language iv, pages 344-367. Monboddo numbers 267, 272. (iv) 'Aedes Blenhemianae', a Latin poem by the Earl of Mansfield, undated. (Folio 48.) Monboddo number 200. (v) Papers on style in poetry, undated. (Folio 52.) Monboddo numbers 159, 227, 147 (wrapper only).

  • Bibliography

    ‘Monboddo number…’ in the Scope and Contents note refers to the catalogue of the papers published in the Appendix to the ‘Sixth Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts’ (London, 1877), pages 678-681.