The Beroalds, uncle and nephew, were two of the distinguished scholars of the sixteenth century. Filippo Beroaldo, the elder (1453-1505), was born at Bologna, displayed extra-ordinary abilities in his youth, and opened a school at the age of nineteen. He lectured for some months in Paris, and on his return to Bologna was made professor of belles lettres there. It is he to whom Johnson refers.
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