. That is, “Parse Phaedrus.” The
records the spellings peirse, parce
, and pearce
in the 16th and 17th centuries, and there was evidently great variation in pronunciation.
The Fables in verse of Phaedrus were a favorite book for beginners in Latin at the
end of the 18th century. At MQA
is a Latin edition, Paris, 1742; among
's books at the Boston Athenaeum are two others, London, 1750, and Paris, 1783, both
's bookplate, but the latter ineligible by date for
's use at Passy.