Anthologia Oxoniensis.

  • Linwood, Guilielmus [William]
  • Londoni [London]: Impensis Longman, Brown, Green et Longman 1846


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8vo, pp. xxi, [i], 306 + engraved title-page. Ads discarded. Contemporary roan, boards bordered with double blind rules, spine divided by raised bands between double blind rules, 2nd compartment lettered direct in gilt, edges red. Boards somewhat blotchy and a little rubbed, spine lightly sunned. Gift inscription ‘Charles W. Wheler from his friend Fr. A.M. St Aulyn’ to flyleaf dated Nov. 13th 1855.


An anthology of Greek and Latin poetry with translations from Shakespeare, Burns, Pope, Wordsworth and Milton alongside contemporary compositions in classical languages. It was edited by classical scholar Rev. William Linwood (1817-1878), remembered by his contemporary William Tuckwell as 'a rough, shabby fellow [who] used to scandalise his colleagues by proposing that for the adjudication of Classes they should "throw into the fire all that other rubbish, and go by the Greek Prose."'

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