Sunday, July 18, 2004


On the Study of Ancient Languages

From a sermon by Thomas Gaisford (1779-1855), quoted by Hugh Lloyd-Jones in Blood for the Ghosts (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983), p. 82:
And in conclusion, let me urge upon you the study of the ancient tongues, which not only refines the intellect and elevates above the common herd, but also leads not infrequently to positions of considerable emolument.

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