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3. David Ruhnken (1723–1798), reader in Greek from 1757, and professor of history and oratory from 1761 ( Nieuw Ned. Biog. Woordenboek , 10:851–854). His edition of the Hymn { 50 } to Ceres, from a codex recently found in Moscow and attributed to Homer, was published this year: Hymnus in Cererem, nunc primus editus a Davide Ruhnkenio, Leyden, 1780; a copy was sent by Thaxter to JA under cover of a letter dated 25 Jan. 1781, below, and remains among JA 's books in the Boston Public Library ( Catalogue of JA 's Library , p. 122).