How to use Copyist in a sentence
Ibn Sa'd was much more than just a mere copyist.
Nitzsch, however, held that this was a copyist's gloss, harmonizing with the received Boetius legend, which had been transferred to the text, and did not consider that it outweighed the opposing internal evidence from De Cons.
Hagenmeyer inclines to believe in an original author, distinct from Albert the copyist; and he thinks that this original author (whether or no he was present during the Crusade) used the Gesta and also Fulcher, though he had probably also "eigene Notizen and Aufzeichnungen."
Let us suppose that from a text which we will call A a copy has been made which we will call B, and from this again a copy which we will call C. If the copyist of B goes wrong once and the copyist of C twice in a hundred times, then, assuming that there is no coincidence or cancelling of errors, the relative correctness of the three texts A, B, C will be zoo (absolute correctness), 99 and 97.
Then the copyist's eye is apt to slip from the first of two similarly written groups to the second; and he will thus omit all that is between.Advertisement
The copyist does not as a general rule consciously intend a change, but he falls into one through the influence of dominant associations.
The passage which a copyist is reproducing may suggest to him something else and he will write down what is thus in his mind instead of what is before his eyes.
The copyist may erroneously suppose that something written in the margin, between the lines or at the top or the foot of the page which he is copying, is intended to be placed in the text.
The next copyist may easily overlook this sign and thus the passage may be permanently displaced.
Paradoxical as it may seem, the mechanical corruptions of a stupid but faithful copyist may tell us more than the intelligent copyings of a less faithful one.Advertisement
If so, the copyist has modernized his copy, for some features of the Apoxyomenus belong to the Hellenistic age.
I heard him boast of composing a concerto in all its parts quicker than a copyist could write them down.
A later copyist might have felt this is what the original author had intended when he saw " 169 years " before him.
Other sections of this work, partly in the hand of the same copyist, are in Mus.
Index of contents (without composer attributions) added by the copyist on the verso of the second front flyleaf.Advertisement
Kugler, however, regards Albert as a copyist, somewhat in the manner of Tudebod, of an unknown writer of value, who belonged to the Lotharingian ranks during the Crusade, and settled in the kingdom of Jerusalem afterwards (see Kugler, Albert von Aachen, Stuttgart, 1885).
The first occurrence of the word is said to be in a treatise of Julius Firmicus, an astrological writer of the 4th century, but the prefix al there must be the addition of a later copyist.
The division (often inept) of the text into chapters, the references to chapter and verse of a printed N.T., and sundry pious stanzas which interrupt the context, are due to a later editor, perhaps to the copyist of the existing text of 1782.
But the words have little connexion with the context in Isaiah, and may be the quotation of a copyist suggested by ver.
Either it is authentic but irrelevant, added by Paul as a postscript, or it is unauthentic, 4 due to some copyist who added it as Erbes (Zeitschrift fiir Kirchengeschichte, 1901, 224-231) makes xvi.Advertisement
It seems difficult also to believe that Map's name should be so constantly connected with our Arthurian tradition without any ground whatever; though it must be admitted that he himself never makes any such claim - the references in the romances are all couched in the third person, and bear no sign of being other than the record by the copyist of a traditional attribution.
These errors arise from the default of the scribe or copyist, and, in the case of printed books, the compositor.'
But no mere copyist or verbal translator could have attained that result.