Basil L. Gildersleeve, review of Edwin A. Abbott, Johannine Grammar
(London: Adam and Charles Black, 1906), in American Journal of Philology
27 (1906) 325-335 (at 326):
Your sagacious grammarian is often nothing better
than the hound from which he gets his complimentary epithet.
Dogs have a very limited range of vision, and are haunted, not
as we are, by landscapes and seascapes, but by smellscapes.
Indeed, I have known scholars who thought of the classics merely
as combinations of grammatical smells. The type is familiar.
It is the type of Smelfungus, own brother to Dryasdust. But the
sense of smell is not to be despised for all that.
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