Monday, May 27, 2013


Liddell and Scott Don't Help Me a Jot

Edward FitzGerald (1809-1883), letter to W.B. Donne (November 28, 1862), seeking enlightenment on a matter of Greek geography:
        Is no-where;
        Liddell and Scott
        Don't help me a jot:
        When I'm off, Donnegan
        Don't help me on again.——
So I'm obliged to resort to old Donne again!
References are to John Lemprière, A Classical Dictionary; Henry George Liddell and Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon; and James Donnegan, A New Greek and English Lexicon.

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