The most elegant and finished scholar of the Romans. His
admirable taste and sound judgment were so highly thought of that even
Cicero submitted to him several of his treatises.
The English Atticus.
Joseph Addison; so called by Pope, on account of his refined taste
and philosophical mind. 1672–1719.)
The Christian Atticus.
Reginald Heber, Bishop of Calcutta. (1783–1826.)
The Irish Atticus.
George Faulkner; so called by Lord Chesterfield. (1700–1775.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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