Morell, Thomas, Dd

Morell, Thomas, D.D.

an eminent English critic and lexicographer, was born at Eton in 1703. He studied first at Eton, then at Cambridge, where he became a fellow of King's College. He was noted, however, not as a theologian, but as a classical scholar. He published valuable editions of Ainsworth's Latin Dictionary and Hedericus's Greek Lexicon, and was the author of Annotations on Locke's Essay on the Human Understanding (1794). He edited the plays of Euripides and Eschylus, translated the Epistles of Seneca, assisted Hogarth in writing his Analysis of Beauty, and selected the passages of Scripture for Handel's oratorios. Several of his best sermons were also published; among these, one on the death of queen Caroline (1739, 8vo). He died in 1784.

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