See also:British orientalist, was
See also:born in 1759 at Carlisle, where his
See also:father was a physician . He went in 1775 to Cambridge, was elected a
See also:fellow of Queens'
See also:College in 1779, taking the degree of B.D. in 1793 . With the assistance of a native of
See also:Bagdad known in England as
See also:David Zamio, then
See also:resident at Cambridge, he attained
See also:great proficiency in Arabic literature; and after succeeding Dr Paley in the chancellorship of Carlisle, he was appointed, in 1795,
See also:professor of Arabic in Cambridge University . His
See also:translation from the Arabic of Yusuf
See also:ibn Taghri Birdi, the Rerum Egypticarum Annales, appeared in 1792, and in 1796 a
See also:volume of Specimens of Arabic
See also:Poetry, from the earliest times to the fall of the
See also:Caliphate, with some account of the authors . Carlyle was appointed
See also:chap-lain by
See also:Elgin to the
See also:embassy at Constantinople in 1799, and prosecuted his researches in Eastern literature in a tour through
See also:Asia Minor,
See also:Greece and Italy,
See also:collecting in his travels several valuable Greek and
See also:MSS. for a projected critical edition of the New Testament, collated with the Syriac and other versions—a
See also:work, however,which he did not live to
See also:complete . On his return to England in 1801 he was presented by the
See also:bishop of Carlisle to the living of Newcastle-on-
See also:Tyne, where he died on the 12th of
See also:April 1804 . After his
See also:death there appeared a volume of poems descriptive of the scenes of his travels, with prefaces extracted from his journal . Among other
See also:works which he
See also:left unfinished was an edition of the Bible in Arabic, completed by H .
ALEXANDER CARLYLE (1722-1805)
THOMAS CARLYLE (1795-1881)
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