Wednesday, February 24, 2016


A Garden of Illiteracy

A.E. Housman (1859-1936), "Prosody and Method," Classical Quarterly 21 (1927) 1-12 (at 3), rpt. The Classical Papers of A.E. Housman, vol. III (1915-1936) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1972), p. 1116:
Inscriptions are a garden of illiteracy where anyone who relishes violations of metre or accidence or syntax may fill his hands with nosegays of all the horrors dearest to his heart...

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