The Life of Cardinal Mezzofanti, with an Introductory Memoir of Eminent Linguists, Ancient and Modern

The Life of Cardinal Mezzofanti with an Introductory Memoir of Eminent Linguists Ancient and Modern Excerpt from The Life of Cardinal Mezzofanti With an Introductory Memoir of Eminent Linguists Ancient and ModernAt the same time the interest with which the subject seemed to be generally regarded l

  • Title: The Life of Cardinal Mezzofanti, with an Introductory Memoir of Eminent Linguists, Ancient and Modern
  • Author: Charles William Russell
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Excerpt from The Life of Cardinal Mezzofanti With an Introductory Memoir of Eminent Linguists, Ancient and ModernAt the same time the interest with which the subject seemed to be generally regarded, led me to hope that, by collecting, while they were yet recent, the reminiscences of persons of various countries and tongues, who had known and spoken with the Cardinal, it mExcerpt from The Life of Cardinal Mezzofanti With an Introductory Memoir of Eminent Linguists, Ancient and ModernAt the same time the interest with which the subject seemed to be generally regarded, led me to hope that, by collecting, while they were yet recent, the reminiscences of persons of various countries and tongues, who had known and spoken with the Cardinal, it might be possible to lay the foundation of a much exact judgment regarding him than had hitherto been attainable.

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    • Osiris Oliphant says:

      Thee diplomat Mezzofanti could speak over 70 languages, just by thinking about french fries.

    • Giuseppe D says:

      The first part of the book is a bit boring since it just comprises a list of many polyglots of the past from various parts of Europe. It might be interesting, though, to learn that Cleopatra knew six or seven languages and that Italy wasn’t always at the bottom line of polyglottery and not only because of Mezzofanti, the prodigy whose life is examined in the rest of the book. It’s an inspiring story. It is often pointed out how Mezzofanti himself, who said could speak fifty languages and Bol [...]

    • Gary Dale Cearley says:

      Actually, I give this book the high rating due to my fascination with polyglottery. Accounts of Cardinal Mezzofanti's talents varied widely in the book which left one a bit confused at the end of the day, but if you are into languages the way I am you'll love the story nonetheless.

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