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Satirical print meant for popular amusement.

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Salisbury describes in his journal his conversation with Smith when they met at Tauchnitz’ print shop, including Gesenius’ work on the ancient Himyaritic script of Yemen, an Arab poet’s response to a recent translation by Silvestre de Sacy,…

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In this excerpt from his journals, Salisbury candidly reveals his doubts about whether his intellectual endeavors would ever prove worthwhile, but feels stimulated to success by the heady scholarly atmosphere he is now immersed in. Finally, he…

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Salisbury on meeting the great Orientalist De Tassy: “He is conceited, that is certain, [I] learnt from him all I could about the advantages for Oriental studies in Paris—he is not impartial … and what am I to regulate these important matters…
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