Scholarship vs. Literature

“If you prefer Aeschylus to Manilius you are no true scholar; you must be deeply tainted with literature, as indeed I always suspected you were.”

-A.E. Housman in a letter to his friend Arthur Platt, recorded in The Letters of A.E. Housman, ed. Henry Mass (London : Rupert Hart-Davis, 1971) p. 144 (6 April 1916)

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