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Title in Greek.] Dabides emmetros, sive, Metaphrasis libri psalmorum græcis versibus contexta. Per Iacobum Duportum.
excudit Ioannes Field, Cantabrigiæ, 1666. 4to, pp. [72], 431; inserted engraved vignette title-p.; parallel text in Greek and Latin; 2 short tears in fore-edge of title-p. (not touching any letterpress), worm track (occasionally touching letters) in first 60 leaves; stains on G2-G4; lacking the portrait of Charles II; contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, red morocco label on spine; minor rubbing and wear, small cracks starting at the extremities of the joints, else generally a very good copy. Paraphrase in Homeric language and verse, and its translation in Latin prose, on opposite pages, with a prefatory treatise on the ancient versions of the Old Testament. Translated by Jacob Duport. "Immediately after the Restoration he was made one of the king's chaplains, and reinstated in the possession of his prebend at Lincoln, but not of the archdeaconry of Stow, as he preferred holding his fellowship and vice-mastership in Trinity College. Widdrington was now dispossessed of the Greek professorship and Duport restored to it, but he resigned the chair the same year in favour of his pupil, Isaac Barrow. On 19 July 1660 he was by royal mandate, with many other learned divines, created D.D. at Cambridge (Kennett, p. 251). He was installed dean of Peterborough 27 July 1664. In 1668, on the death of Dr. John Howorth, master of Magdalene College, Duport was recalled to Cambridge and appointed by James, earl of Suffolk, possessor of Audley End, to fill the vacant headship. In the following year Duport was elected vice-chancellor of the university. Bishop Monk says that Duport 'appears … [Click Below for Full Description]
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