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Charles James Blomfield to Peter Elmsley

PE went ballooning in Paris. Praise of Boissonade. Gaisford has published 1st vol. of Poetae Minores. Parisian scholars - has just got the 1st vol. of Bekker's Anecdota. Progress of printing the Persae - has made a hasty collation of a Persae ms. at Lambeth...should he therefore send a copy to the archbishop? 900 copies of the Septem have been sold out of a 1,000 printed.

Charles James Blomfield to Peter Elmsley

Abuse of Classical Journal, and refusal to contribute any more. Pursuit of stray mss of Aesch. About to review Butler Vol 2 in the Ed Rev - abuse thereof (and of Schutz). Flattery of PE, and remarks on his own prospects - hopes to remove himself from the demands of his parish in 10/12 years) - Horsfall p453.

Charles James Blomfield to Peter Elmsley

Remarks on his editions of Aesch, and on PE's review of Gaisford's republication of Markland. Porson's drunkenness, and the charge of plagiarism against PE (Horsfall pp459f.). Butler has decided not to reply to the criticisms in the Ed Rev in his latest volume. Monk has been staying. B has yet to meet PE.

Charles James Blomfield to Peter Elmsley

History of B's (anonymous) review of Monk's Hippolytus, and Monk's warm appreciation of it. Edmund Henry (Barker?) publicly criticises B, taking his attitude from Dr. Parr (who clearly lisped). Prepared to review PE's Oedipus if Monk doesn't get in first. Support for new journal (inc. PE's). PE's proposed visit to Cambridge. Authorship of preface to Porsoniana (Horsfall pp454ff).

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