Monday, January 07, 2013


A Polyglot

David Gill, "Paton, William Roger (1857–1921), epigraphist and classical scholar," Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:
'Paton spoke Greek and French to his wife, German to the children's governess, English to me, Turkish to the servants, Latin and Gaelic to his children' (Myres, 10).
The reference is to J.N.L. Myres, Commander J.L. Myres, RNVR: the Blackbeard of the Aegean (1980).

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