R.W. Chapman, The Portrait of a Scholar and Other Essays Written in Macedonia 1916-1918
(London: Oxford University Press, 1922), p. 23:
We have all indulged ourselves with the idle speculation of what one book we should wish to see salved from a literary holocaust or marooned on our desert island with the bags of rice and the kegs of gunpowder. I know a professor whose solution is a History of Greek Syntax, pure science for intellectual grist and precious scraps of quotation for spiritual savour.
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