Monday, February 14, 2005


Portrait of a Pedant

Samuel Butler, Hudibras, Part I, Canto I, lines 51-58:
Beside, 'tis known he could speak Greek
As naturally as pigs squeak;
That Latin was no more difficile,
Than to a blackbird 'tis to whistle:
Being rich in both, he never scanted
His bounty unto such as wanted;
But much of either would afford
To many, that had not one word.

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