Monday, December 26, 2005


Odium Philologicum

John G. Saxe, On a Recent Classic Controversy:
Nay, marvel not to see these scholars fight,
    In brave disdain of certain scath and scar;
'Tis but the genuine, old, Hellenic spite,--
   "When Greek meets Greek, then comes the tug of war!"
John G. Saxe, Another:
Quoth David to Daniel--"Why is it these scholars
    Abuse one another whenever they speak?"
Quoth Daniel to David--"It nat'rally follers
    Folks come to hard words if they meddle with Greek!"

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