Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Bryan, Augustine
BRYAN, AUGUSTINE (d. 1726), classical scholar,received his education at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A. 1711, M.A. 1716); was instituted to the rectory of Piddlehinton, Dorsetshire, on 16 Jan. 1722; and died on 6 April 1726. He published a sermon on the direction of the lord mayor in 1718, and just before his death he had finished the printing of a splendid edition of Plutarch’s ‘Lives,' which was completed by Moses du Soul, and published under the title of ‘Plutarchi Chæronensis Vitæ Parallelæ, cum singulis aliquot. Græce et Latine. Adduntur variantes Lectiones ex MSS. Codd. Veteres et Novæ, Dootorum Viromm Notæ et Emendationes, et Indices accuratissimi,' 5 vols., London, 1723–9, 4to, This excellent edition is adorned with the heads of the illustrious persons engraved from gems. The Greek text is printed from the Paris edition of 1624, with a few corrections, and the Latin translation is also chiefly adopted from that edition.
[Hutchins’s Dorsetshire, 2nd edit. ii. 352, 353; Nichols's Lit. Anecd. iv. 286; Nichols's Illustr. of Lit. iv. 375, viii. 629; Political State of Great Britain, xxxi. 344; Lowndes's Bibl. Man. (Bohn), 1890; Graduati Cantabrigienses (1787), 60.]