from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An epitomizer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who makes an epitome; one who abridges; an epitomizer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun One who makes an
epitome; one who abridges; an epitomizer.
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Shakespeare's whole mode of procedure finds something unaccommodating in the actual stage; his great talent is that of an epitomist, and since poets are, on the whole, epitomists of Nature, we must here, too, acknowledge Shakespeare's great merit; only we deny, at the same time, and that to his credit, that the stage was a worthy sphere for his genius.
Tacitus lived a good three hundred years before that historical epitomist of not much note or weight; and could not, on his authority, have been dragged, like his "discoverer" and student, Bracciolini, into this monstrous error.
"An epitomist of Church History has a task of no ordinary greatness ....