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- n. Plural form of emendator.
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Hence, the restorers of readingsthe emendators, the bibliomaniacs of all degrees.
What splendid emendators of a corrupt text they ought to make!
The plea of correction and improvement, irrefragable as it may be, when applied to his judicious touch, is very liable to be urged or assumed with equal success by the most dishonest or incompetent emendators.
Hence, the restorers of readings, the emendators, the bibliomaniacs of all degrees.
Hence the restorers of readings,  the emendators,  the bibliomaniacs  of all degrees.
Modern scholarship, however, has come to recognize the primacy of Theobald among emendators of Shakespeare's text, and the most famous of his contributions, his correction of "a table of green fields" to "'a babled of green fields," in Quickly's account of the death of Falstaff in _Henry V_, II.iii. 17, is only a specially brilliant example of the combination of acuteness, learning, and sympathy which made his edition a landmark in the history of the text.
But though I disapprove and dissent from many of their views, and regret many of their pro - ceedings, yet the depths of my heart are with the primi - tive Puritans and the Scottish Covenanters; and even their errors I deem of nobler kind than the frigid merits of some of the emendators of their policy. "