“That Pride-Producing Language”

“The critic told me that I did not understand Greek. That charge has been made not unfrequently by those who have felt themselves strong in that pride-producing language. It is much to read Greek with ease, but it is not disgraceful to be unable to do so. To pretend to read it without being able,—that is disgraceful.”

-Anthony Trollope, An Autobiography, Chapter XI

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