Friday, September 04, 2015



Maurice Baring (1874-1945), Have You Anything to Declare? A Note Book with Commentaries (1936; rpt. London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1951), p. 70:
Virgil was spoilt for me once for all at school; I cannot think of him save through a mist of dreary "after-fours" on hot summer or cold winter afternoons, tedious combats between Turnus and some other Latin, and "saying lessons", which meant long and difficult passages to be learnt by heart.

Albert Anker, Schreibender Knabe

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