Talk:Giuseppe Marc'Antonio Baretti
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Giuseppe Marc'Antonio Baretti lived in London and Turin, Italy. He was a friend of Samuel Johnson for some thirty years. His work reflected the importance of being bilingual as an intellectual and a noble in his time period. He was cited in Life of Samuel Johnson as Joseph Baretti. Indeed, after doing a bit of searching on JSTOR which I'm lucky enough to have access to as a college student, I believe that he used this name while living in London. He used it to identify himself when writing to Johnson in the JSTOR citation below.
Two Letters from Giuseppe Baretti to Samuel Johnson Alan T. McKenzie PMLA, Vol. 86, No. 2. (Mar., 1971), pp. 218-224. Stable URL: 
I came here after doing a search to find out who this fellow Joseph Baretti was after coming across a quotation at QuotationsPage. "I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am."
My heart goes out to the fellow; though I feel self-righteous and cynical to say so, I know what he means. --EmJo42 19:24, 10 September 2007 (UTC)Last modified on 5 April 2010, at 01:32