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January 2015 Book of the Month: Dr. Bentley’s Dissertation on the Epistles of Phalaris, and the Fables of Æsop, Examin’d by Charles Boyle (1698)

Better known as Boyle against Bentley, this book represents a collective effort to discredit the King’s Librarian, Richard Bentley. Bentley had had the audacity to criticize Charles Boyle’s edition of the ancient Greek ‘Epistles of Phalaris’, stating that Boyle had … Continue reading

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