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Barnes, Joshua (1654-1712) scholar and antiquary
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Letter from Sir George Trevelyan to R. C. Trevelyan

Welcombe, Stratford on Avon. - Their 'most loving Christmas wishes' to Robert, Elizabeth and Julian; sends Robert an article from the American "Nation". Is more than half-way through the "Iliad" for the first time in, he thinks, fifty years; he used to read it 'pretty regularly' before then. In the library here, there is a copy of [Joshua] Barnes's 1711 "Homer", the edition which 'called forth Bentley's inimitable letter'; has that with him for the line-by line translation into Latin, and works from his beautiful Grenville. Sends a letter from Jackson; worth noting his advice a classical bookshop. Has had a 'most workmanlike and informing' letter from old Mr [Robert] Bowes, who was at Macmillan's in Cambridge when Sir George used to go 'about his Cambridge squibs and verses'.