See also:English classical
See also:scholar, was
See also:born in or near Market
See also:Bosworth . He was educated at the
See also:town grammar school under Anthony Blackwall, and at
See also:College, Cambridge, of which society he was elected
See also:fellow in 1731 . His
See also:peculiar habits and outspoken language made him unpopular . His
See also:health broke down in consequence of his sedentary
See also:life, and it is said that he took to
See also:bell-ringing at
See also:Great St Mary's as a restorative . He was a bitter enemy of Bentley, who he declared knew nothing of Greek except from indexes . In 1738 Dawes was appointed to the mastership of the grammar school, Newcastleon-
See also:Tyne, combined with that of St Mary's hospital . From all accounts his mind appears to have become unhinged; his eccentricities of conduct and continual disputes with his governing
See also:body ruined the school, and finally, in 1749, he resigned his
See also:post and retired to Heworth, where he chiefly amused himself with boating . He died on the 21st of
See also:March 1766 . Dawes was not a prolific writer . The
See also:book on which his fame rests is his Miscellanea critica (1745), which gained the
See also:commendation of such distinguished
See also:continental scholars as L . C . Valckenaer and J .
See also:Reiske . The Miscellanea, which was re-edited by T .
See also:Burgess (1781), G . C . Harles (1800) and T . Kidd (1817), for many years enjoyed a high reputation, and although some of the " canons " have been proved untenable and few can be accepted universally, it will always remain an honourable and enduring
See also:monument of English scholarship . See J .
See also:Hodgson, An Account of the Life and Writings of
See also:Richard Dawes (1828) ; H . R . Luard in
See also:Diet. of Nat . Biog .
; J . E .Sandys, Hist. of Classical Scholarship, ii . 415 .
HENRY LAURENS DAWES (1816-1903)
BOGUMIL DAWISON (1818-1872)
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