Saturday, May 25, 2013


Pocket Money

George Cowell, Life & Letters of Edward Byles Cowell...Professor of Sanskrit, Cambridge, 1867-1903 (London: Macmillan and Co., 1904), p. 4:
His pocket money was always saved and accumulated for the purchase of some book outside his school studies. In this way he bought not only a huge book, Walker's Corpus Poetarum Latinorum, but also an edition of Livy, whose many volumes in the bookseller's window had long tempted his hungry eyes. His next brother, who in due time had joined him at school, tells the story that he was often remonstrated with by Cowell for wasting his pocket money in the usual schoolboy purchases, instead of saving it up to buy some classic, which he thought every boy must regard with the same appreciation as himself.
I corrected Walker's Corpus Poetorum Latinorum to Walker's Corpus Poetarum Latinorum in the quotation above.

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