Small Latin and Lesse Greek – a Theory No Longer Fit for Purpose?

by Keith Hopkins (March 2014)

And though thou hadst small Latin and lesse Greek
From thence to honour thee, I would not seeke
For names, but call forth thund’ring Aeschilus,
Euripedes, and Sophocles to us……

The Englishman italianate,
Is the Devil incarnate.

graves at my command
By my so potent art.

Omnium consenu capax imperii, nisi imperasset.

And that so lamely and unfashionable
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