Martin Joseph Routh

(1755—1854) college head

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president of Magdalen College, Oxford, for 63 years, edited the Gorgias and Eutheydemus of Plato, and Reliquiae Sacrae (1814–43), a collection of writings of ecclesiastical authors of the 2nd and 3rd cents. His long life and literary experience lend weight to his famous utterance: ‘I think, Sir, you will find it a very good practice always to verify your references.’

Subjects: Christianity — Literature.

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