Liddell, Thackeray, and Horace

Liddell recounts:

“Before I rose to a place in this curious Form, it was my lot to sit next W. Makepeace Thackeray. He never attempted to learn the lesson, never exerted himself to grapple with the Horace. […] After that he used to join Mrs. Liddell and myself when riding in Rotten Row. On one occasion he turned to her and said: ‘Your husband ruined all my prospects in life; he did all my Latin verses for me, and I lost all opportunity of self-improvement.'”

-Henry L. Thompson, Henry George Liddell: A Memoir (New York: Henry Holt and Co.) pp. 8-9

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