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Anstice, Joseph (1808–1836), classical scholar and hymn writer  

Alexander Gordon

revised by M. C. Curthoys

Anstice, Joseph (1808–1836), classical scholar and hymn writer, the second son of William Anstice (1769/70–1850) and his wife, Penelope Polly Isbell (bap. 1772, d. 1857), daughter of John Poole of Over Stowey, Somerset, was born on 21 December 1808 at ...

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Chapman, John (bap. 1705, d. 1784), theologian and classical scholar  

John Westby-Gibson

revised by M. J. Mercer

Chapman, John (bap. 1705, d. 1784), theologian and classical scholar, was born at Wareham and baptized there on 7 November 1705 at Holy Trinity Church, the son of the Revd William Chapman, curate of Wareham and later rector of Strathfieldsay, Hampshire, and his wife, ...

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Merrick, James (1720–1769), biblical and classical scholar and translator  

J. R. Watson

Merrick, James (1720–1769), biblical and classical scholar and translator, was born at Reading on 8 January 1720, the son of John Merrick MD (1669/70–1757) and Elizabeth (d. 1764), daughter of Richard Lybbe of Hardwick, Oxfordshire. The Latin inscription on his parents' graves in ...

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Palairet, Elias (1713–1765), classical and biblical philologist  

T. P. J. Edlin

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...