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Palairet, Elias (1713–1765), classical and biblical philologist, was born in Rotterdam, of a French family which had taken refuge in the Netherlands following the revocation of the edict of Nantes in 1685. He studied at Leiden, where his first published work, the Histoire du patriarche Joseph mise en vers héroïques...

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Weymouth, Richard Francis (1822–1902), philologist and biblical scholar, was born at Plymouth Dock on 26 October 1822, the only son of Commander Richard Weymouth RN and his wife, Ann Sprague, also of a Devon family. After education at a private school he went to ...