The Lasting Pleasure of Sophocles

“For myself, I can truly say that daily converse with the poetry and literature of all times, ancient and modern, has been to me its own sufficient reward; the classics have lost for me nothing of their charm; on this very day – New Year’s Eve, 1884 – I can read Sophocles with greater delight than I ever did.”

– Mark Pattison, Memoirs (London: Macmillan and Co. 1885) pp. 332-3

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